Synopsis by Mark Deming
Michael Tilson Thomas, the celebrated conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, offers an in-depth look at one of his favorite compositions in this special two-part documentary. Keeping Score: MTT on Music features Thomas discussing background and the musical nuts and bolts of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, explaining why he regards it as one of the truly great works of the orchestral cannon. Later, Thomas allows viewers to put their new appreciation for the work to good use with a full performance of Tchaikovsky's Fourth, with Thomas directing the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
classical-music, conductor [music], orchestra, symphony