Shop Symphony Store
Home / Best Sellers

Best Sellers

Products

Sort by: Product Price Default
  •  per page
The Mahler Project Complete CD Box Set (17-Disc Hybrid SACD set)
SKU: 9600
 
This set's recordings have been awarded a combined 7 Grammy® Awards!
 
Introducing The Mahler Project Complete CD Box Set. For the first time ever, all twelve recordings from the esteemed SFS Media/Michael Tilson Thomas Mahler Project are available in a single Hybrid SACD Box Set. Newly packaged in a sleek, compact box, The Mahler Project Complete CD Box Set contains Hybird SACDs of all of Mahler's Symphonies and Songs as recorded by the San Francisco Symphony, with original liner notes compiled into one complete easy to navigate 324-page book. 
Our price: $175.00
Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (180g Vinyl 2LP)
SKU: 016079
 
Individual Mahler symphonies are now available on vinyl for the first time, and exclusively through the San Francisco Symphony Online Store.
 
"The discs, originally recorded in DSD and released on hybrid-stereo and (tasteful, even convincing) multichannel SACDs, were generally excellent sounding, with a rich tonality, wide and deep soundstaging,
 
 
and terrific dynamic scaling and extended range. Not only have these qualities translated beautifully to vinyl, they actually, perhaps even surprisingly, sound better than ever."
-Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound
 
- Quantities are extremely limited
- 180g vinyl LPs, housed in gatefold jackets
- All albums are unshrinkwrapped, as they have never been sold individually
- Originally recorded to DSD, remastered at 96k/24bit
 
Recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall during the concerts on September 29 - October 3, 2004, Mahler's last completed symphony covers territory from the amiable Austrian pastoral to the fury of its "Burleske" to the uninhibited baring, in the finale, of the unprotected heart.
 
Michael Tilson Thomas has distinguished himself as one of the world's foremost Mahler interpreters, and through his signature performances, as one of the composer's most compelling advocates. In 1974, at the age of 29, he made his SFS debut conducting Mahler's Symphony No. 9.
 
Track list:
LP 1 Total Length: 47:08
Side 1: Movement 1 — Andante comodo 
Side 2: Movement 2 — Im Tempo 

LP 2 Total Length: 35:19
Side 1: Movement 3 — Rondo Burleske
Side 2: Movement 4 — Adagio
Our price: $34.98
I Heart SF Symphony Mug (Red or Blue)
New!
 
I love the San Francisco Symphony! This SFS exclusive mug features the unique music note and heart design on one side and "I Heart SF Symphony" on the other. Each mug has a sleek matte black exturior and either a glossy red or blue interior. It's great for anyone who loves the San Francisco Symphony! Perfect for both coffee and tea drinkers, this mug is sure to become a fast old favorite and kitchen staple for years to come.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The cap screws on easily and snugly, so it won't leak!
 
 
 
 
 
Two colors:
Aqua
White

9 7/8" H x 2 3/4" W
18 oz / 532 ml
 
Single wall borosilicate glass beverage vessel with threaded accent handle and silicone sleeve.
-wash before use; hand wash recommended
-Dishwashing may degrade imprint
-not suitable for microwave, cooking, or freezing
Our price: $12.99
SFS "Mahler. Smahler." T-Shirt
This is a fun one. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony have won numerous awards for recordings of Mahler's work. If you're a fan of the great composer, here's the t-shirt for you!
 
We have many sizes to choose from, such as Smahl and Lahrge.
 
The San Francisco Symphony Logo is featured on the back.
 
Unisex
Next Level Apparel T-Shirt
90/10 Cotton/Polyester blend
Our price: $19.99
SFS American Mavericks CD Collection (6 CD Set)
SKU: 10502
 
Newly expanded!
 
Price: $105 $79.99 (6 CDs)
 
That's over $25 in savings!
 
Set includes:
 
 
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony release an exhilarating album of composer Mason Bates’ large-scale works for orchestra and electronica. Hear the first-ever recordings of his colossal Liquid Interface and the SFS-commissioned The B-Sides alongside Bates’ supercharged work, Alternative Energy. One of the most creative and ingenuous synthesists of our time, these works show Bates reimagining the dimensions of symphonic music by integrating jazz, techno, drum-n-bass, field recordings of a FermiLab particle collider—and more.
 
 
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony join forces with America’s most-performed living composer, John Adams, in a colossal album featuring Adams’ Absolute Jest and Grand Pianola Music. Hear Adams’ inspired and witty take on Beethoven’s spirited scherzos in this first-ever recording of his SFS-commissioned Absolute Jest. Also featured is Grand Pianola Music, with its tongue-in-cheek allusions to Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, written for and premiered by the SFS. Both works speak to the deeply personal and vital relationship of some of the top musicians of our time: John Adams, MTT, and the San Francisco Symphony.
 
 
The latest release from Michael Tilson Thomas and the Grammy® Award-winning San Francisco Symphony features stunning live recordings from the SFS's wildly successful American Mavericks festival. Presented in premium audio hybrid SACD, American Mavericks includes performances of four works by three influential but seldom heard twentieth century masters. Performances of Henry Cowell's Synchrony and his Piano Concerto, with Jeremy Denk on piano, combine Cowell's distinctive musical language with exceptionally expressive playing to produce a powerful musical experience. Lou Harrison's eclectic compositional style and organ soloist Paul Jacobs's spectacular virtuosity are on full display in Harrison's Concert for Organ with Percussion orchestra. This one-of-a-kind disc concludes with Edgard Varèse's monumental Amériques and the orchestral siren that has influenced generations of composers. 
 
 
Winner of the 2013 Grammy® Award for Best Orchestral Performance!
  
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony present a Hybrid SACD of John Adams' San Francisco Symphony commissioned Harmonielehre and the Michael Tilson Thomas commissioned Short Ride in a Fast Machine.
The SFS commissioned, premiered, and recorded Harmonielehre in March 1985 under Edo De Waart during Adams’ tenure as SFS composer in residence. Adams recalled, “I was a young composer when I wrote Harmonielehre and I had really only written two other orchestra pieces at that point and one of them was Harmonium, which was premiered by the San Francisco Symphony only a few years before that. Harmonielehre was tough coming out… I was searching for what I wanted to say. I knew that part of what I wanted to write for the orchestra was a music that would kind of strum the strings of its repertoire that would play to its strengths… [with Harmonielehre] I really confronted who I was, who I am, John Adams as a composer - somebody who grew up listening to classical music, classical orchestral music, who played in orchestras when I was younger, who conducted, who loved that repertoire, but at the same time was somebody who also grew up listening to jazz and rock and who was very influenced by minimalism. So it’s this rather strange marriage of the driving pulse of American minimalism and the sensuous and emotional and expressive world of the great European masterpieces.”
 
 
 
Following closely on the heels of their seven Grammy-Award® winning Mahler recording cycle, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony present a hybrid SACD recording of Charles Ives' A Concord Symphony orchestrated by Henry Brant and Aaron Copland's Organ Symphony with organist Paul Jacobs. A Concord Symphony is Brant's orchestral arrangement of Ives' Sonata No. 2 for Piano. 
 
 
 
Folk music played an important role in shaping the musical styles of both Aaron Copland and Charles Ives, a pair of American originals—one French-trained, the other stubbornly home-grown—who are both noted for weaving alluring sonic tapestries of American life. For New Englander Ives, the key to authenticity lay in a kaleidoscopic pageant of tunes, dances, evocative sounds, and wildly unorthodox harmonic idioms. The Holidays Symphony, beginning with “Washington’s Birthday” and ending with “Thanksgiving,” occupied him on and off for more than fifteen years.
 
This companion concert recording for Keeping Score includes Charles Ives's Holidays Symphony performed by the San Francisco Symphony, which was featured on PBS in Keeping Score: Ives Holidays Symphony. The recording of Copland's Appalachian
Our price: $79.99
SFS Handel's "Water Music" Water Bottle (Aqua or White)
New!
 
This SFS Exclusive water bottle features the music from Handel's aptly named "Water Music." The music wraps around the water bottle and features the San Francisco Symphony name.
 
It's great for hot or cold beverages.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The cap screws on easily and snugly, so it won't leak!
 
 
 
 
 
Two colors:
Aqua
White

9 7/8" H x 2 3/4" W
18 oz / 532 ml
 
Single wall borosilicate glass beverage vessel with threaded accent handle and silicone sleeve.
-wash before use; hand wash recommended
-Dishwashing may degrade imprint
-not suitable for microwave, cooking, or freezing
Our price: $22.99
2016/17 Gary Bukovnik Poster
New!
 
SKU: 015998

Watercolor artist Gary Bukovnik’s work has appeared on San Francisco Symphony season posters every year for the past two decades. Flowers are the subjects of Bukovnik’s paintings, and he brings them to life with remarkable color and vibrancy. Bukovnik’s work is on display at museums and in galleries around the world.

 

The 2016/17 season poster features irises, tulips, hydrangeas, and more. The artwork is aptly titled Rhapsody in Blue. Each poster bears the authentic signature of the artist.
 
Poster size is 24 1/4” x 36”

Our price: $17.50
Michael Tilson Thomas Conducts Gershwin (7-Disc CD Set)
SKU: 015731
 
“As Ira Gershwin might have said, Michael Tilson Thomas and George Gershwin go together like bread and cheese … Tilson Thomas spearheaded the authentic revival of Gershwin’s theatre scores.” Among the treasures in this definitive 7-CD MTT Gershwin collection are the Broadway overtures in “stunning performances that are almost perfectly recorded and fill a real gap in the catalogue. Both his recordings of Rhapsody in Blue are top recommendations, so in the mini-avalanche of Gershwin centenary recordings this set stands out.” Thus spake Gramophone, while ClassicsToday.com exclaimed: “Michael Tilson Thomas’s long association with the music of George Gershwin results in performances so idiomatic they could be categorized as (almost) definitive … Thomas not only reveals Gershwin’s compositional genius but also wonderfully captures the composer’s trademark playful swagger. This quality comes through strongest in Rhapsody in Blue, here in its original jazz band orchestration with Thomas impressively performing double-duty as pianist and conductor … In An American in Paris, Thomas’ lucid conducting exposes the manifold brilliance of Gershwin’s multi-layered orchestration. But most impressive is the Piano Concerto in F, where Garrick Ohlsson’s bluesy demeanor and virtuoso fingerwork, along with Thomas’ smooth tempos and deft phrasing, confirm the greatness of Gershwin’s work … RCA’s high-impact, natural sound makes for an enticing listening experience.
 
CD Contents:
 
George Gershwin
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
 
Disc 1:
 
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
San Francisco Symphony
An American in Paris
Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra
 
Disc 2:
Audra McDonald, soprano
Brian Stokes Mitchell, baritone
Michael Tilson Thomas, piano
San Francisco Symphony
Catfish Row Suite with Scenes from Porgy and Bess
Second Rhapsody for Orchestra with Piano
 
Disc 3:
George Gershwin, piano
Columbia Jazz Band
Rhapsody in Blue
New York Philharmonic
An American in Paris
Buffalo Philharmonic
Broadway Overtures: Oh, Kay!
Funny Face, Girl Crazy, Strike Up the Band
Of Thee I sing, Let 'Em Eat Cake
 
Disc 4:
Lorin Levee, clarinet
Rhapsody in Blue
Michael Tilson Thomas, pianist
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Preludes for Piano, Short Story, Violin Piece
Second Rhapsody for Orchestra with Piano
For Lily Pons, Sleepless Night, Promenade
 
Discs 5 & 6:
New York Choral Artists
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Of Thee I Sing, Let 'Em Eat Cake
 
Disc 7:
Sarah Vaughan
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Summertime, It Ain't Necessarily So
I Loves You, Porgy, But Not for Me
Love Is Here to Stay, Embraceable You
Someone to Watch Over Me, Sweet and Low-Down
Fascinating Rhythm, Do It Again!, My Man's Gone Now
The Man I Love, Nice Work If You Can Get It
They Can't Take That Away from Me
'S Wonderful, Swanee, Strike Up the Band
I've Got a Crush on You, A Foggy Day

Total Playing Time: 7:16:20
Our price: $29.99
SFS Beethoven Collection (6 CDs + 1 DVD)
SKU: 12020
 
Newly expanded!
 
Price: $130 $99.99 (6 CDs + 1 DVD)
 
That's over $30 in savings!
 
Set includes:
 
 
Own two of the works that helped cement Beethoven's repuation as a creative genius like none other. Internationally acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in a dynamic performance of Beethoven's robust Piano Concerto No. 3. Then, MTT leads the Grammy-winning SF Symphony Chorus and musicians in a rarely performed work: Beethoven's Mass in C major.
 
 
 
Not all revolutions are political. Some overturn artistic conventions. Beethoven's Eroica challenged accepted artistic notions of music as a kind of decorative background and brought the listener along on a gripping voyage into the unconscious. Retracing Beethoven's steps through Vienna's aristocratic ballrooms and Austria's rustic villages, MTT explores how Beethoven channeled his fears of deafness, his admiration for Napoleon, and his obsession to prove himself the greatest composer of his time and to write a piece that forever changed what a symphony would be.
 
 
 
Beethoven's colossal Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II for chorus, soloists, and orchestra and his playful, upbeat Second Symphony combine on this powerful new recording from Michael Tilson Thomas and the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Symphony and Chorus. Rarely performed and recorded, this gripping and profoundly moving funeral cantata proved a revelation during the Symphony's May 2013 Beethoven Project. The recording features the Symphony, Chorus, and a glorious solo quartet - soprano Sally Matthews, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford, tenor Barry Banks, and bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams - all conducted by MTT. Presented as a premium audio hybrid SACD, this album is the latest addition to the San Francisco Symphony's ever growing collection of Beethoven recordings.
 
 
 
Michael Tilson Thomas and the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Symphony release an all-new recording of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony. From its stormy opening to the towering fourth movement, Beethoven’s final and perhaps greatest symphony is also one of the most universally loved. The album features the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus, bass-baritone Nathan Berg, tenor William Burden, mezzo-soprano Kendall Gladen, and soprano Erin Wall. Beethoven’s Ninth is the latest addition to the San Francisco Symphony’s Beethoven recordings, and is presented in premium audio Hybrid SACD.
 
 
 
Following closely on the heels of the seven Grammy-Award winning Mahler recording cycle, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony present a hybrid SACD recording of two of Beethoven's most popular works, Symphony No. 5 and Piano Concerto No. 4.
 
Emanuel Ax, a frequent collaborator with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, is the soloist on Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. His performance of the slow movement was described by the San Francisco Chronicle as "dark and eloquent."
 
 
 
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony present a hybrid SACD recording of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Leonore Overture No. 3.
 
This album continues MTT and the SFS's ongoing exploration of the music of Beethoven. Previously SFS Media released Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Piano Concerto No. 4 with Emanuel Ax. MTT also led a journey through Beethoven's music in Keeping Score: Beethoven's Eroica.
 
 
 
“On its very first page Beethoven threw his hat into the ring and laid his claim to immortality.” Thus H. L. Mencken on the Third Symphony. But there’s a big hole in that very first page, put there by a boiling-mad composer as he brusquely scraped off the dedication to Napoleon in response to the erstwhile First Consul’s having been proclaimed Emperor in May 1804.

This companion concert recording for Keeping Score: Beethoven’s Eroica, as seen on PBS, was recorded live in Davies Symphony Hall in May 2004.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our price: $99.99
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 & Mass in C major (Hybrid SACD)
New!
 
Own two of the works that helped cement Beethoven’s reputation as a creative genius like none other. Internationally acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in a dynamic performance of Beethoven’s robust Piano Concerto No. 3. Then, MTT leads the Grammy-winning SF Symphony Chorus and musicians in a rarely performed work: Beethoven’s Mass in C major.

This album continues MTT and the San Francisco Symphony's ongoing exploration of the music of Beethoven. Previously, SFS Media released Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II and Symphony No. 2Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 and Symphony No. 7, and Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 and Piano Concerto No. 4, again with with Emanuel Ax. MTT also led a journey through Beethoven's music in Keeping Score: Beethoven's Eroica.

 

Our price: $18.98
West Side Story (2-Disc High Definition CD Set)
A New York Times Best Recording of 2014  
 
Michael Tilson Thomas and the Grammy Award–winning San Francisco Symphony present a new live recording of the first-ever concert performances of Leonard Bernstein’s complete score for the beloved musical West Side Story. The recording boasts a talented cast of Broadway actors led by Alexandra Silber (Maria) and Cheyenne Jackson (Tony) alongside members of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. This Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Set includes a 100-page booklet featuring a new interview with MTT, notes from Rita Moreno and Jamie Bernstein, as well as a West Side Story historical timeline, archival photographs, complete lyrics, and rehearsal and performance photos. Presented in a High Definition Premium Audio Hybrid SACD* Set, this must-have album is the latest treasure from the Orchestra’s very own SFS Media label.
 
The performances were recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall in late June and early July 2013 after Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony became the first orchestra to receive permission from all four West Side Story rights-holders to perform and record the musical score in its entirety in a concert setting. Of the new recording, Michael Tilson Thomas said, “This is a new and rare opportunity to hear Bernstein’s complete score sung by a sensational young cast and a knock-your-socks-off orchestra.  The San Francisco Symphony totally understands and feels this music.  We show the Broadway roots of the piece and how its universal qualities translate into the way we think about it today.”
Our price: $29.95
Bernstein Conducts Bernstein (7-Disc CD Set)
SKU: 015772
 
This seven-disc set offers the basic Bernstein in the composer’s own incomparable performances with the New York Philharmonic. His later versions for Deutsche Gramophone may feature some of this music in the final, revised editions, but the differences are never large, and Bernstein in his more youthful prime is a tough act to follow, even for himself. Consider the second movement of the First Symphony, with its wicked use of the Torah tropes and climax featuring timpani pounded with maracas. Even the Israel Philharmonic doesn’t capture quite the same explosive energy that Bernstein does here.
 
In this set, you get all three symphonies, all of the ballets including the complete Dybbuk (still very underrated), Zino   Francescatti in the earlier of Bernstein’s two Sony recordings of the Serenade after Plato’s “Symposium,” the suites from On the Waterfront, On the Town, and West Side Story, the Candide Overture, Chichester Psalms, the witty song cycles I Hate Music! and La Bonne Cuisine, Trouble in Tahiti (so much better in this original version as opposed to its inclusion in the awful opera A Quiet Place), and best of all, Mass. I have great personal affection for this latter work, sort of Bernstein’s Broadway answer to Britten’s War Requiem, with its typically eclectic and riotous mixture of styles.
 
The performances, like the music, have an enduring value that hasn’t diminished one bit, and the sonics have held up quite well too.
 
-ClassicsToday.com

CD Contents:
 
Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
 
Disc 1:
 
Benny Goodman, clarinet
Columbia Jazz Combo
New York Philharmonic
"Candide" Overture
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
Fancy Free
Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs
 
Disc 2:
 
David Johnson, baritone
John Ostendorf, bass
New York City Ballet Orchestra
Dybbuk
 
Zino Francescatti, violin
New York Philharmonic
Serenade after Plato's "Symposium"
 
Disc 3:
 
Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano
New York Philharmonic
Symphony No. 1: Jeremiah
 
Philippe Entremont, piano
New York Philharmonic
Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Symphony No. 2: The Age of Anxiety
 
Disc 4:
 
Felecia Montealegre, speaker
Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano
Columbus Boychoir
New York Philharmonic
Symphony No. 3: Kaddish
 
John Bogart, alto
Camerata Singers
New York Philharmonic
Chichester Psalms
 
Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano
Leonard Bernstein, piano
I Hate Music!
La Bonne Cuisine
 
Disc 5:
 
Antonia Butler, soprano
Nancy Williams, mezzo-soprano
Michael Clarke, tenor
Mark Brown, baritone
Julian Patrick, bass baritone
Columbia Wind Ensemble
Trouble in Tahiti
 
New York Philharmonic
Facsimile
 
Discs 6 & 7:
Alan Titus, baritone
Norman Scribner Choir
Berkshire Boy Choir
Orchestra
Mass

Total Playing Time: 7:51:28

 

Our price: $29.99
Keeping Score Complete DVD Set (9-Disc DVD Set)
Own all episodes of Keeping Score, the complete collection of Seasons One, Two, and Three on DVD.

10% off set of nine: $209.92 $189.00 for DVD
 

Set includes all Keeping Score episodes; Mahler's Origins and Legacy, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Ives’s Holidays Symphony, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Beethoven's Eroica, Copland and the American Sound,  and Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony.
Our price: $189.00
Keeping Score: Mahler (2-Disc DVD or Blu-ray)
     Relea Blu-ray sale!
 
Blu-ray: $49.00  $39.99
 
From the sounds outside his bedroom window—a kind of sonic goulash of military marches, ethnic dance bands, church bells, ritual prayer, and nature itself—Gustav Mahler created an entire universe of emotion in music. In an astonishingly productive twenty-five years, he fashioned ten symphonies and 45 songs of cosmic scale, great beauty, and jarring emotional twists and turns. And he did it all in the brief moments he could spare from his day job as one of Europe’s preeminent conductors. In Gustav Mahler: Origins and Legacy, Michael Tilson Thomas returns to the provincial Austro-Hungarian city of Mahler’s childhood, and bears witness to his grand achievements, great sorrows, and daring musical explorations into the depths of the human soul. Join MTT and the San Francisco Symphony as they trace Mahler’s rise as a young conductor, his career-crowning appointments in Vienna and New York, his turbulent marriage and the sudden, tragic death of his daughter—and show how his stormy inner life inspired new and ever-more heartbreaking heights of creativity.
 
This two-DVD set features one disc containing two concert performances, with Tilson Thomas leading the San Francisco Symphony in Mahler Symphony No. 1 and “A Mahler Journey,” and one disc with the 1 hour, 53-minute theatrical version of the documentary, which encompasses both the Origins and Legacy segments. Both the documentary and the concert performances are captured in full High Definition.
 
Disc 1
Gustav Mahler: Origins
The first of two episodes explores the roots of Gustav Mahler’s music. SFS Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas journeys to rural Bohemia to rediscover the inspirations of Mahler’s music, and traces Mahler’s life through the premiere of his first symphony in 1888. It shocked the contemporary audience, but as MTT and the San Francisco Symphony reveal, on location and in performance, this ground-breaking symphony contains elements of everything else that Mahler composed. Shot on location in the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, and in performance in San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall.
 
Gustav Mahler: Legacy
In part two of Keeping Score: Mahler, MTT examines Mahler’s creative growth, from the 1890s to his death at the age of 51 on May 18, 1911, including his symphonies, the Rückert songs and Das Lied von der Erde. The show charts Mahler’s mercurial career as a conductor, from the Vienna Opera to Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as his tempestuous relationship with his wife Alma. At Mahler’s simple grave in a Grinzing cemetery, MTT explains why Mahler has so profoundly affected his own life. Shot on location in the Czech Republic, Austria, New York, and in performance in San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall.
 
Disc 2
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major in Concert
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony perform Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, Titan. The program was taped as part of the SFS’s Mahler Festival in Davies Symphony Hall in September and October of 2009.
 
"A Mahler Journey"
This concert includes the pivotal repertoire explored in "Gustav Mahler: Legacy." World-renowned baritone Thomas Hampson, a noted interpreter of Mahler’s songs, is featured performing Songs of a Wayfarer. The program also includes 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. The program was taped as part of the SFS’s Mahler Festival in Davies Symphony Hall in September and October of 2009.
 
Presented in High Definition 16:9 widescreen and 5.1 surround sound or 7.1 Dolby TrueHD.
Our price: $34.99
Mason Bates: Works for Orchestra (Hybrid SACD)
New!
 
SKU: 015415
 
“This is new music as you always hoped it would be—exciting, beautiful, surprising, and full of a vivid sense of discovery.”
-San Francisco Chronicle
 
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony release an exhilarating album of composer Mason Bates’s large-scale works for orchestra and electronica. Hear the first-ever recordings of his colossal Liquid Interface and the SFS-commissioned The B-Sides alongside Bates’s supercharged work, Alternative Energy. One of the most creative and ingenuous synthesists of our time, these works show Bates reimagining the dimensions of symphonic music by integrating jazz, techno, drum-n-bass, field recordings of a FermiLab particle collider—and more.
Our price: $18.98
SFS What Part of ... Don't You Understand? T-Shirt
New!
 
Display your musical aptitude with attitude! This t-shirt features a provocative message - "What Part of ... Don't You Understand?" with a piece of Bach's Prelude and Fugue in E minor in written notation.
 
The shirt features the San Francisco Symphony logo on the back.
Unisex
Black shirt with White Type
Next Level Apparel T-Shirt
100% Cotton
Our price: $19.99
SFS Women's What Part of ... Don't You Understand? T-Shirt
New!
 
Display your musical aptitude with attitude! This t-shirt features a provocative message - "What Part of ... Don't You Understand?" with a piece of Bach's Prelude and Fugue in E minor in written notation.
 
The shirt features the San Francisco Symphony logo on the back.
Women's
Soft Wash Jersey Next Level Apparel T-Shirt
100% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton
Our price: $19.99
SFS Great Beards of Classical Music T-Shirt
Celebrate centuries of musical beards with this fun and utterly unique t-shirt. This San Francisco Symphony Exclusive highlights the singular grooming choices of many of the greatest musical minds the world has ever heard.
 
See photos for details.
 
Featuring:
John Adams
Georges Bizet
Johannes Brahms
Claude Debussy
Antonín Dvořák
Felix Mendelssohn
Modest Mussorgsky
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Johann Strauss Jr.
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Giuseppe Verdi
Richard Wagner
 
The San Francisco Symphony Logo is also featured on the back.
 
Unisex
Charcoal with Blue and White
Cotton Heritage T-Shirt
100% Cotton
Our price: $19.99
SFS Women's Light Blue Short Sleeve Beethoven T-Shirt
New!
 
Sport your symphony style with this Beethoven T-Shirt. The great Ludwig van Beethoven's powerful visage and signature are proudly displayed on the front. The San Francisco Symphony Logo is featured on the back.
 
Perfect for any fan of the legendary composer.
 
Soft Wash Jersey Next Level Apparel T-Shirt
100% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton
Our price: $19.99
SFS Women's Lilac Short Sleeve Beethoven T-Shirt
New!
 
Sport your symphony style with this Beethoven T-Shirt. The great Ludwig van Beethoven's powerful visage and signature are proudly displayed on the front. The San Francisco Symphony Logo is featured on the back.
 
Perfect for any fan of the legendary composer.
 
Soft Wash Jersey Next Level Apparel T-Shirt
100% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton
Our price: $19.99
  •  per page