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Michael Tilson Thomas
conductor

Michael Tilson Thomas

  • December 21, 1944 Los Angeles (United States)

Biography

Michael Tilson Thomas is Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Founder and Artistic Director of the New World Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. Born in Los Angeles, he is the third generation of his family to follow an artistic career. His grandparents, Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky, were founding members of the Yiddish Theater in America. His father, Ted Thomas, was a producer in the Mercury Theater Company in New York before moving to Los Angeles where he worked in films and television. His mother, Roberta Thomas, was the head of research for Columbia Pictures.

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Master Class with Michael Tilson Thomas (I/III)
Master Class with Michael Tilson Thomas (I/III)

Brahms' Symphony No. 2

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Master Class with Michael Tilson Thomas (II/III)
Master Class with Michael Tilson Thomas (II/III)

Sibelius' Violin Concerto

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Master Class with Michael Tilson Thomas (III/III)
Master Class with Michael Tilson Thomas (III/III)

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Interview with Michael Tilson Thomas
Interview with Michael Tilson Thomas

Boston, 1970 – London, 2013

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Master Class with Jordi Savall (II/VI)
Master Class with Jordi Savall (II/VI)

Bach's Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2

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Master Class with Jordi Savall (V/VI)
Master Class with Jordi Savall (V/VI)

Bach's Cello Suite No. 5

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Stravinsky and Balanchine: Apollo and Violin Concerto
Stravinsky and Balanchine: Apollo and Violin Concerto

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