Discoveries for all: insights for curious listeners, educators, students and everyone in between.
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
A self-portrait of its composer, Hector Berlioz.
Beethoven called his Third Symphony “Eroica” (“Heroic”).
Copland and the American Sound
Explore what brought Copland to write music that gave Americans a sense of identity.
Ives: Holidays Symphony
The composition encourages the listener to think about sound in new ways.
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Publicly condemned, Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony saved his life. Was there a hidden meaning?
Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring
Hear work that shocked the opening night audiences.
Gustav Mahler: Legacy
Part two of Keeping Score: Mahler explores the composer’s creative growth from the 1890s to his death.
Gustav Mahler: Origins
In part one of Keeping Score: Mahler, MTT journeys to rural Bohemia to find the roots of the composer’s symphonic world.
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Go behind-the-scenes for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s bold Fourth Symphony.