Master class

Master Class with Michael Tilson Thomas (I/III)

Brahms' Symphony No. 2

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Michael Tilson Thomas — Teacher, conductor

Kensho Watanabe — Conductor

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Michael Tilson Thomas, co-founder of the New World Symphony (NWS) and one of today's leading orchestral conductors, gives a series of three conducting and violin master classes to NWS alumni.

In the excerpted master class, Michael Tilson Thomas works with Kensho Watanabe on Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major. The maestro insists on the importance of gesture, breathing and energy in the art of conducting.

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