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Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor and composer, The Cleveland Orchestra, June 2020

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Conductor and composer Michael Tilson Thomas

Conductor and composer Michael Tilson Thomas talks about his 2019 song cycle Meditations on Rilke in this video.  He says the themes of the work, which is a setting of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, are almost as old as Thomas himself. We'll hear the work on the June 17th broadcast.

6/3           Adams: On The Transmigration of Souls Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (Joélle Harvey, s; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Youth Chorus, Children’s Chorus; Jakub Hr?ša, cond)
6/10         Schubert: Selections from Rosamunde Hummel: Trumpet Concerto Haydn: Symphony No. 104, London (Michael Sachs, tr; Nicholas McGegan, cond)
6/17         Tilson Thomas: Meditations on Rilke Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique  (Sasha Cooke, ms; Dashon Burton, bs; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

6/24         Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 (Herbert Blomstedt, cond)