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Michael Tilson Thomas (born December 21, 1944) is an American conductor, pianist and composer. He is currently music director of the San Francisco Symphony, and artistic director of the New World Symphony Orchestra.

Michael Tilson Thomas (born December 21, 1944) is an American conductor, pianist and composer. He is currently music director of the San Francisco Symphony, and artistic director of the New World Symphony Orchestra. Tilson Thomas was born in Los Angeles, California, to Ted and Roberta Thomas, a Broadway stage manager and a middle school history teacher respectively. He is the grandson of noted Yiddish theater stars Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky, who performed in the Yiddish Theater District in Manhattan. Tilson Thomas studied at the University of Southern California, studying piano with John Crown and composition and conducting under Ingolf Dahl. As a student of Friedelind Wagner, Tilson Thomas was a Musical Assistant and Assistant Conductor at the Bayreuth Festival. After winning the Koussevitzky Prize at Tanglewood in 1969, Tilson Thomas was named Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. That same year, he made his conducting debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, replacing an unwell William Steinberg mid-concert and thereby coming into international recognition at the age of 24.

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  • Quick-View Boston Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas
    Legacy

    Boston Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas

    £ 16.50

    Less than one year after Michael Tilson Thomas’s first appointment with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a series of concerts were filmed...
  • Quick-View Masterworks: Strauss and Mahler (5 DVDs)

    Masterworks: Strauss and Mahler (5 DVDs)

    £ 39.99

    Two late-romantic giants, Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler, are showcased in this valuable 5-DVD box set of live recordings. Erich...
  • Quick-View Michael Tilson Thomas
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    Michael Tilson Thomas

    £ 17.99

    Michael Tilson Thomas is an exceptional artist – Music Director of the San Francisco and the New World Symphony Orchestras, Principal...
  1. Boston Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas
    Legacy

    Boston Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas

    £ 16.50

    Less than one year after Michael Tilson Thomas’s first appointment with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a series of concerts were filmed for television that demonstrate an electric relationship with the orchestra’s newest assistant conductor. Featuring Three Places in New England by Charles Ives, a composer whom Tilson Thomas has long since championed, as well as two works that are completely new to his discography and videography, this DVD gives a valuable account of his early performances with the BSO. Exclusive bonus interviews with this dynamic Maestro provide a fascinating insight into the performances captured here on film.More details

  2. Masterworks: Strauss and Mahler (5 DVDs)

    Masterworks: Strauss and Mahler (5 DVDs)

    £ 39.99

    Two late-romantic giants, Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler, are showcased in this valuable 5-DVD box set of live recordings. Erich Leinsdorf offers a deeply personal account of Mahler’s First Symphony, while Kurt Sanderling’s interpretation of Das Lied von der Erde is inherently musical. Michael Tilson Thomas leads exciting performances of Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel and Ein Heldenleben, and Hartmut Haenchen gives an outstanding reading of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony from his cycle with the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra. More details

  3. Michael Tilson Thomas
    Live

    Michael Tilson Thomas

    £ 17.99

    Michael Tilson Thomas is an exceptional artist – Music Director of the San Francisco and the New World Symphony Orchestras, Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and winner of ten Grammy Awards, he is dynamic, stimulating and innovative. Tilson Thomas is well known for his ability to make music accessible and appealing to wide audiences, and these two exciting performances with extensive rehearsal footage and educational insight from a master communicator make for a valuable 2-DVD set. The ICA Classics Live series features performances from ICA’s own artists recorded in prestigious venues around the world. The majority of the recordings are enjoying their first commercial release.Photo © Kristen LokenMore details

 

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