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Thomas, Ambroise (1811 - 1896), composer

Richard Langham Smith

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Metz, 5 Aug 1811; d Paris, 12 Feb 1896). French composer. Born into a musical family, Thomas was groomed for a career in music and by the age of 10 was accomplished both as a pianist and as a violinist. His father had played in the theatre orchestras of Metz, and in his 20s had been swept up in the post-Revolutionary currents of change which affected the orchestra

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Subjects: Music

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