Michael Tilson Thomas

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is the American conductor and virtuoso Michael Tilson Thomas. As well as being an internationally recognised musician, his passion for music and his desire to bring his own enthusiasm to as wide an audience as possible have made him something of a television star in America. In this country, he has been principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra for nearly two years, and has been called the most exciting American conductor since Leonard Bernstein.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Vespers by Claudio Monteverdi
Book: Collected Poems by Raine Maria Rilke
Luxury: Yamaha computerised concert grand piano

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40 minutes

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Fri 16 Feb 1990 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestMichael Tilson Thomas

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