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http://www.ted.com In this epic overview, Michael Tilson Thomas traces the development of classical music through the development of written notation, the record, and the re-mix.

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Town Hall Symphony Hall

This March the San Francisco Symphony returns to Symphony Hall with its dynamic music director Michael Tilson Thomas. In this video, Tilson Thomas introduces the works featured in the concert: ‘The Alcotts’, a fresh take on the music of America by Charles Ives, ‘Absolute Jest for Orchestra and Spring Quartet’, a vibrant new quadruple concerto from John Adams, and Berlioz’s spectacular ‘Symphonie Fantastique’.

More information on this concert can be found at http://bit.ly/thshtilsonthomas

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Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in a very high-powered 4th movement of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor.

Compare this with Barenboim’s version also on my channel, and you’ll see two excellent performances, similarly high energy levels, but very different styles of conducting.

Rhapsody in Blue- Michael Tilson Thomas Pianist

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http://www.ted.com In this epic overview, Michael Tilson Thomas traces the development of classical music through the development of written notation, the record, and the re-mix.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate

If you have questions or comments about this or other TED videos, please go to http://support.ted.com