Michael Tilson Thomas (06/11/1985)

January 19, 2024, 11:00 pm

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Black and white photo of Michael Tilson Thomas conducting
Michael Tilson Thomas (Photo: Vahan Stepanyan)

The composer, conductor, and musical explorer Michael Tilson Thomas (1944 – ) was Studs Terkel’s guest on WFMT in 1985. Their varied conversation includes the young maestro’s interest in American composers Gershwin, Ives, and Ruggles, all of whom he knew personally.