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Review: Michael Tilson Thomas brings his ‘Playthings’ to the L.A. Phil, and they’re not what you think

MTT, as we all know him, is, of course, the L.A. born and bred conductor who is the most complete product of the city’s unique musical soil. His musical training here brought him into contact with Stravinsky, the world of Schoenberg, Copland, Boulez, Heifetz, Piatigorsky, Hollywood, South Central jazz, rhythm and blues, Sunset Boulevard pop music and cheesy and not-so-cheesy local a.m. radio. His history with the L.A. Phil is livelong, including a stint as a principal guest conductor in the 1980s.