Hope you have your cough drops handy because this week's Showdown features Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony in three — often quiet — slow movements from Mahler symphonies.
Tilson Thomas was, and continues to be, a hot topic of conversation last week after he threw a handful of lozenges into an audience that was having trouble stifling its coughs. He later told WQXR's Elliott Forrest it was intended to be a good-natured gesture.
You chose the second movement of Mahler's Symphony No. 6 and we played it at noon.