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Keeping Score

Keeping Score
Michael Tilson Thomas and the musicians of the San Francisco Symphony take viewers on a journey revealing classical music's universal connections to the human spirit. Explore the music and compelling stories of composers including Gustav Mahler, Hector Berlioz, Charles Ives, Dmitri Shostakovich, Ludwig van Beethoven, Igor Stravinsky and Aaron Copland.

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A Mahler Journey Air date: 06-30-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1892824854/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Gustav Mahler's music is performed by the San Francisco Symphony led by Michael Tilson Thomas, including Mahler's famous and poignant love song, Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, the Scherzo from Symphony No. 7 in E minor and the Rondo Burleske from Symphony No. 9 in D major. World-renowned baritone... /episodes/get/1576 /episode/1576 Keeping Score: A Mahler Journey /episode-player/1576
Mahler: Legacy Air date: 06-30-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2022819754/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Gustav Mahler created an entire universe of emotion in music. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony bear witness to Mahler's grand achievements and great sorrows, his career-crowning appointments in Vienna and New York, and the sudden, tragic death of his daughter, and show how his... /episodes/get/1582 /episode/1582 Keeping Score: Mahler: Legacy /episode-player/1582
Mahler Symphony No. 1 in Concert Air date: 06-23-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1884457795/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony perform Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 "Titan". Viewers of Keeping Score will be far better prepared than the Budapest audience of 1888. The performance was part of the SFS's Mahler Festival which took place in Davies Symphony Hall in September... /episodes/get/1581 /episode/1581 Keeping Score: Mahler Symphony No. 1 in Concert /episode-player/1581
Mahler: Origins Air date: 06-23-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1883099037/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Michael Tilson Thomas journeys to the provincial Austro-Hungarian city of Gustav Mahler's childhood, traces his musical roots, follows his rise as a young conductor, and, with the help of the San Francisco Symphony, escorts us through the stunning creation and shocking premiere of Mahler's First... /episodes/get/1583 /episode/1583 Keeping Score: Mahler: Origins /episode-player/1583
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique Air date: 10-16-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1295290184/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Berlioz's orchestral sonic spectacular, written to win the heart of a beautiful actress, demanded sacrifice from its author and his audience. From romantic daydreams to deadly displays of devotion, the symphony relates an "episode in the life of an artist." /episodes/get/1578 /episode/1578 Keeping Score: Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique /episode-player/1578
Beethoven's Eroica Air date: 10-14-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1295282213/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Beethoven's Third Symphony laid bare his dreams, his fears, and, at its climax, his rediscovered heroism. From his early musical rivalries in Vienna to his terrifying duel with deafness, Beethoven reveals the roots of his genius in this episode of Keeping Score. /episodes/get/1577 /episode/1577 Keeping Score: Beethoven's Eroica /episode-player/1577
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Beethoven's Eroica
Beethoven's Third Symphony laid bare his dreams, his fears, and, at its climax, his rediscovered heroism. From his early musical rivalries in Vienna to his terrifying duel with deafness, Beethoven reveals the roots of his genius in this episode of Keeping Score.
Air date: 10/14/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1295282213/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Beethoven's Third Symphony laid bare his dreams, his fears, and, at its climax, his rediscovered heroism. From his early musical rivalries in Vienna to his terrifying duel with deafness, Beethoven reveals the roots of his genius in this episode of Keeping Score. /episodes/get/1577 /episode/1577 Keeping Score: Beethoven's Eroica /episode-player/1577
Copland and the American Sound
Aaron Copland blended his Brooklyn Jewish roots with jazz, folk music, and hymns to gamble on a new American sound, yet how such an unlikely outsider captured the spirit of Billy the Kid is a tale worth its own string section.
Air date: 10/14/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1295288125/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Aaron Copland blended his Brooklyn Jewish roots with jazz, folk music, and hymns to gamble on a new American sound, yet how such an unlikely outsider captured the spirit of Billy the Kid is a tale worth its own string section. /episodes/get/1579 /episode/1579 Keeping Score: Copland and the American Sound /episode-player/1579
Ives Holidays Symphony
Ranging from tender sentiment to savage chaos, the music of early 20th-century composer Charles Ives explores an essentially American riddle: how can we survive the relentless assault of our own success? Join Michael Tilson Thomas as he, the San Francisco Symphony, and Charles Ives belt it out over...
Air date: 10/14/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1295300727/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Ranging from tender sentiment to savage chaos, the music of early 20th-century composer Charles Ives explores an essentially American riddle: how can we survive the relentless assault of our own success? Join Michael Tilson Thomas as he, the San Francisco Symphony, and Charles Ives belt it out over... /episodes/get/1580 /episode/1580 Keeping Score: Ives Holidays Symphony /episode-player/1580
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Hidden beneath the surface of his life-saving Symphony No. 5, Shostakovich may have left a subversive cipher. In this episode of Keeping Score, investigate the arresting symphony that would either redeem Shostakovich or condemn him to the Gulag. What Shostakovich has to say might depend on what you...
Air date: 10/14/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1295305133/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Hidden beneath the surface of his life-saving Symphony No. 5, Shostakovich may have left a subversive cipher. In this episode of Keeping Score, investigate the arresting symphony that would either redeem Shostakovich or condemn him to the Gulag. What Shostakovich has to say might depend on what you... /episodes/get/1584 /episode/1584 Keeping Score: Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 /episode-player/1584
Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
Savage and primitive, hypnotic and hell-bent, Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring turned Paris into the scene of one of the most astounding opening nights in history. In this episode of Keeping Score, the clutching tendrils of the music pull us back through France and Russia to the wild abandon of...
Air date: 10/14/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1295282238/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Savage and primitive, hypnotic and hell-bent, Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring turned Paris into the scene of one of the most astounding opening nights in history. In this episode of Keeping Score, the clutching tendrils of the music pull us back through France and Russia to the wild abandon of... /episodes/get/1585 /episode/1585 Keeping Score: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring /episode-player/1585
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