Keep Quiet, Tilson Thomas is Conducting
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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.