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Theodore Thomas

Theodore Thomas (October 11, 1835 – January 4, 1905) was a German-American violinist, conductor, and orchestrator of German birth. He is considered the first renowned American orchestral conductor and was the founder and first music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1891–1905).

Birth and Death Data: Born October 11th, 1835 (Esens, Lower Saxony), Died January 4th, 1905 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-48776 12-in. 12/19/1928 Träume Chicago Symphony Orchestra ; Frederick Stock Orchestra arranger  


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