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Masterpieces in Miniature (Hybrid SACD) - Pre-order
Exclusive Limited Time Offer - Add the San Francisco Symphony's Keeping Score: Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 on CD to your pre-order of Masterpieces in Miniature for only an additional $3.99! (Regular Price: $9.99).
 
Release Date: November 11
 
"Minutes of pure, shimmering magic" - San Francisco Chronicle
 
This exquisite new recording from the Grammy award-winning partnership of Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony is proof that good things come in small packages. Discover charming, wistful, and even haunting timbres in music by some of the world’s favorite composers, as MTT shares his most personal musical memories with you. With an electrifying performance by virtuoso pianist Yuja Wang, Masterpieces in Miniature is a must-have collection of brief but brilliant pieces that will delight casual listeners and aficionados alike.

Our price: $18.98
West Side Story (2-Disc High Definition CD Set)
New Release!  
 
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
Robin Sutherland - Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach (2 CD set)
New!
 
Out of Print and unavailable for several years, we are happy to present a new pressing of Robin Sutherland's The Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach.
 
SKU: 0946
 
SFS Principal Pianist since 1973, Robin Sutherland began his musical career at the age of four. A finalist in the International Bach Competition at Washington, D.C., he has performed the entire keyboard works of Bach. The Goldberg Variations reflect Bach's work around 1740 for Count Kaiserling to be played by Goldberg during the often sickly count's sleepless nights.

Track List:
    Disc One
  1. Variation: Aria
  2. Variation: 1
  3. Variation: 2
  4. Variation: 3 - Canone all'unisuono
  5. Variation: 4
  6. Variation: 5
  7. Variation: 6 - Canone alla seconda
  8. Variation: 7
  9. Variation: 8
  10. Variation: 9 - Canone alla Terza
  11. Variation: 10
  12. Variation: 11
  13. Variation: 12 - Canone alla quarta
  14. Variation: 13
  15. Variation: 14
  16. Variation: 15 - Canone alla quinta
    Disc Two
  17. Variation: 16 - Ouverture
  18. Variation: 17
  19. Variation: 18 - Canone alla sesta
  20. Variation: 19
  21. Variation: 20
  22. Variation: 21 - Canone alla settima
  23. Variation: 22
  24. Variation: 23
  25. Variation: 24 - Canone all'ottava
  26. Variation: 25
  27. Variation: 26
  28. Variation: 27 - Canone alla nona
  29. Variation: 28
  30. Variation: 29
  31. Variation: 30 - Quodlibet
  32. Variation: Aria

Our price: $21.95
SFS Women's Gray Beethoven T-Shirt
New!
 
Sport your symphony style with this Beethoven Scoop 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 Men's Gray Long Sleeve Beethoven T-Shirt
New!
 
Boast your symphony style with this Long Sleeve 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.
 
Fitted Crew
High-End Jersey Next Level Apparel T-Shirt
100% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton

Our price: $19.99
2014/15 Gary Bukovnik Poster
SKU: 13076
 
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 2014/15 season poster features Camellias. The artwork is titled Spring Symphony. Each poster bears the authentic signature of the artist.
 
Poster size is 24 1/4” x 36”

Our price: $35.00
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
American Mavericks CD Collection
SKU: 10502
 
Price: $66.93 $49.95 (4 CDs)
 
That's over $16 in savings!
 
Set includes:
 
 
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. 
 
 
Nominated for 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: $49.95
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
Keeping Score: Mahler (2-Disc DVD or Blu-ray)
 Now Available on 2-Disc DVD and Blu-ray
 
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
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