Michael Tilson Thomas

(b. 1944)

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(b Hollywood, Calif., 1944).

Amer. conductor and pianist. Ass. cond. to Boulez at Ojai Fest., 1967. Ass. cond. Boston SO 1969, assoc. cond. 1970. Mus. dir. Buffalo PO 1971–9. London début with LSO 1970, prin. cond. LSO 1988–95. Cond. f. Amer. p. 3‐act Lulu (Santa Fe 1979). Salzburg Fest. début 1988. Prin. cond. S. Francisco SO from 1995. Also many comps., incl. From the Diary of Anne Frank, narr., orch. (1990); Shówa/Shoáh, orch. (1995); 3 Whitman Songs, bar., orch. (1999); Poems of Emily Dickinson, sop., orch. (2002).

Subjects: Music.

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