Michael Tilson Thomas
The famous conductor Michael Tilson Thomas is 73 years old. Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony since 1995, Tilson Thomas has announced that he would be retiring from that post at the end of the 2019-20 season. He has made many recordings with a variety of orchestras, and his recordings of the Mahler Symphonies with the San Francisco Orchestra have won many prizes.
On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will sample recordings from his wide discography.
Copland | Piano Concerto, Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Prokofiev | Romeo and Juliet, excerpts
Mahler | Symphony No. 5, Finale
Beethoven | Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II, excerpt