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    S E From 1984: Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas

    Michael Tilson Thomas, music director of the San Francisco Symphony and a recipient of a 2019 Kennedy Center Honor, made his reputation young, stepping in for an ailing conductor mid-concert at age 25. It launched a career that included leading orchestras in Boston, Buffalo, Los Angeles, Vienna and London. In this profile originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" on December 2, 1984, Thomas talked with correspondent Eugenia Zukerman about his enthusiasm both for the contemporary (like Steve Reich's "Desert Music") and the classics of Beethoven and Gershwin.

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