Keeping Score

Explorations into the Stories Behind the Music

Keeping Score was created by MTT with the San Francisco Symphony.

Discoveries for all: insights for curious listeners, educators, students and everyone in between.

Keeping Score

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

A self-portrait of its composer, Hector Berlioz.

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Beethoven’s Eroica

Beethoven called his Third Symphony “Eroica” (“Heroic”).

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Copland and the American Sound

Explore what brought Copland to write music that gave Americans a sense of identity.

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Ives: Holidays Symphony

The composition encourages the listener to think about sound in new ways.

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Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Publicly condemned, Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony saved his life. Was there a hidden meaning?

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Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Hear work that shocked the opening night audiences.

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Gustav Mahler: Legacy

Part two of Keeping Score: Mahler explores the composer’s creative growth from the 1890s to his death.

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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.

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Go behind-the-scenes for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s bold Fourth Symphony.

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