Thomas, Theodore (Christian Friedrich )
- Ezra Schabas
(b Esens, East Friesland, Oct 11, 1835; d Chicago, Jan 4, 1905). American conductor of German birth . His father was a Stadtmusikus in Esens. Thomas started playing the violin when he was two. Five years later he performed for the King of Hanover who offered him a place in the royal household, which he declined. In ...