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Michael Tilson Thomas (born December 21, 1944) is an American conductor, pianist and composer. He is currently music director of the San Francisco Symphony, and artistic director of the New World Symphony Orchestra.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 The Rite of Spring / King of the Stars Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Men's Chorus of The New England Conservatory, Michael Tilson Thomas 2
1973 John Cage: Three Dances, for 2 amplified prepared pianos / Steve Reich: Four Organs, for 4 electric organs & maracas John Cage, Steve Reich; Michael Tilson Thomas, Ralph Grierson 2 1
1976 Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris / Broadway George Gershwin; Michael Tilson Thomas 3
1985 Rhapsodies Gershwin; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1985 Casse-noisette Tchaikovsky; Philharmonia Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1985 Symphonies nos. 7 and 8 Beethoven; English Chamber Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1985 Symphony No. 3 / Orchestral Set No. 2 Charles Ives; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1986 Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" / 12 Contredanses Beethoven; Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1988 Holidays Symphony / The Unanswered Question / Central Park in the Dark Charles Ives; Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1988 Symphony no. 3 / Rückert-Lieder Mahler; London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, Dame Janet Baker 1
1988 Symphony No. 9 "Choral" Beethoven; English Chamber Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1989 Ravel: Bolero - Rapsodie Espagnole London Symphony Orchestra & Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1990 Rhapsody in Blue / Second Rhapsody for Orchestra with Piano / Preludes / Unpublished Piano Works Gershwin; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1991 Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 Charles Ives; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1991 The Nutcracker Tchaikovsky; Philharmonia Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1991 Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 Charles Ives; Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1992 Brahms: Serenade Nr. 2 / Variationen über ein Thema von Joseph Haydn / Ungarische Tänze Brahms; London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1992 Glagolitic Mass / Sinfonietta Leoš Janáček; London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1993 Copland: Clarinet Concerto / Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet / Gershwin: Three Preludes Copland, Bernstein, Gershwin; Richard Stoltzman, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, Eric Stern 1
1993 Cello Concerto no. 1 / Sonata no. 1 / Romances Saint-Saëns; London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, Steven Isserlis, Pascal Devoyon 1
1993 Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 / Chausson: Poeme Sibelius, Chausson; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1993 Dudley Moore introduces Concerto! Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp Dudley Moore, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Galway, Marisa Robles 1
1993 Piano Concerto no. 2 / Preludes Sergei Rachmaninoff; London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, Barry Douglas 1
1994 Cello Concerto nos. 1 & 2 Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович; Mischa Maisky, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1996 Romeo and Juliet Prokofiev; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 2
1996 Copland: The Modernist Copland; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, Garrick Ohlsson 2
1997 Alma Brasileira Heitor Villa-Lobos; Michael Tilson Thomas, New World Symphony Orchestra, Renée Fleming 1
1997 Das Klagende Lied Mahler; San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1998 Coptic Light Morton Feldman; New World Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1998 The 100th Birthday Celebration George Gershwin; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1999 L'Oiseau de feu / Le Sacre du printemps / Perséphone Stravinsky; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2000 Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 1 / Debussy: Images Tchaikovsky, Debussy; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2000 Copland: The Populist Copland; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2000 Fanfare for the Common Man / On Aaron Copland, the Man and His Music Aaron Copland; Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2001 La Mer / Nocturnes Debussy; Philharmonia Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 2
2001 Latin American Classics The New World Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2001 Symphony no. 6 Mahler; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 2
2002 Angel Artistry: Three Dances / Four Organs / Rite of Spring John Cage, Steve Reich, Igor Stravinsky; Michael Tilson Thomas, Ralph Grierson 1
2002 Symphony no. 1 Mahler; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2003 Symphony no. 3 in D minor / Kindertotenlieder Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, Michelle DeYoung 2
2003 Symphony no. 4 Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2004 Symphony no. 2 in C minor Mahler; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2004 Carmina Burana Orff; The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas 2
2004 Symphonie fantastique / Lélio Berlioz; San Francisco Symphony & Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2005 Appalachian Spring / Billy the Kid / Rodeo Aaron Copland; Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony 1
2005 Symphony no. 9 in D major Mahler; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 2
2005 Violin Concerto / Meditation / Danse Russe Tchaikovsky; Berliner Philharmoniker, Michael Tilson Thomas, Joshua Bell 2
2005 Symphony no. 7 Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 2
2005 Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / La Muse et le Poète / Suite Saint-Saëns; Steven Isserlis, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, NDR Sinfonieorchester, Christoph Eschenbach 5 1
2006 Symphony no. 5 in C-sharp minor Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2009 Symphony no. 8 in E-flat major / Adagio from Symphony no. 10 Mahler; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2011 Ives/Brant: A Concord Symphony / Copland: Organ Symphony Ives/Brant, Copland; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, Paul Jacobs 1
2012 Harmonielehre, Short Ride in a Fast Machine John Adams; Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony 1
2012 Leonore Overture no. 3, op. 72a / Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92 Beethoven; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2012 American Mavericks San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 2
Concertos for Piano and Orchestra Nos. 1, 2 Prokofiev; Vladimir Feltsman, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
Concertos for Violin Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns; Cho-Liang Lin, Philharmonia Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
Knoxville: Summer of 1915, etc. Copland, Barber; London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, Barbara Hendricks 1
Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien Debussy; London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
Le sacre du printemps / Le Roi des étoiles / Pétrouchka Igor Stravinsky; Michael Tilson Thomas; Charles Dutoit 5 1
Swan Lake (Complete Ballet) Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Ruggles: Sun-treader / Schuman: Violin Concerto / Piston: Symphony no. 2 Ruggles, Schuman, Piston; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, Paul Zukofsky 1
1987 Symphonies Nos. 8, 9 Beethoven; English Chamber Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1992 Concerto for Flute and Harp / Sonatas for Flute and Piano Mozart; London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Galway, Phillip Moll, Marisa Robles 2
1994 Vier letzte Lieder / Brentano-Lieder / Orchesterlieder Richard Strauss; London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1997 Symphonies No. 1 & 5 / Lt. Kijé Suite / Suite from The Love for Three Oranges Prokofiev; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas, London Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis 1
1998 Symphonies n° 1 "Rêves d'hiver" et n° 2 "Petite Russie" Tchaïkovski; Michael Tilson Thomas, Claudio Abbado 1
1999 Deutsche Grammophon Collection: Images pour orchestre / Sonata for Violin and Piano / Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp / Syrinx Claude Debussy; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2001 Ives: Three Places in New England / Ruggles: Sun-treader / Piston: Symphony No. 2 Ives, Ruggles, Piston; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2002 The Six Symphonies Tchaikovsky; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado, Philharmonia Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 2
2011 The Mahler Project Mahler; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2013 In Memory of William Bennett: May 6 2013 San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, William Bennett 1
2015 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
Concord Sonata / Three Places in New England / Central Park in the Dark Charles Ives; Roberto Szidon, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, Seiji Ozawa 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Charles Ives: An American Journey Charles Ives; Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Thomas Hampson 1
2008 Das Lied von der Erde Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2010 Songs With Orchestra Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2013 Cantata on the Death of the Emperor Joseph II / Symphony no. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 On the Town (1992 London concert cast) Leonard Bernstein; London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2014 West Side Story (2013 concert cast) Leonard Bernstein; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, Alexandra Silber, Cheyenne Jackson 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Nocturnes / Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune / Images Debussy; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Claudio Abbado; Michael Tilson Thomas 1

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