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CELEBRATED VIOLIN PLAYERS.
Dresden, where he was leader; in particular, he obtained from the violins in the orchestra great equality in playing.
Pixis, Fried. Willi., born 1786, at Mannheim, died 1842, at Prague, where he taught in the Conservatorium.
Pollitzer, Adolphe, born at Buda-Pesth, in 1832; studied under Bohm in Vienna Conservatorium. Was awarded First Prize in 1846, and went on tour through Germany. He settled in London in 1850, became principal violin at Covent Garden, the Wagner and Gounod Concerts, and the Albert Hall Choral Society. He has been for many years principal violin teacher, and since 1890 co-director, of the London Academy of Music. Died iqoo.
Pott, Aug., born Nov. 7th 1806, at Nordheim, died Aug. 27th 1883, at Gratz; pupil of Spohr; was Court Capellmeister at Oldenburg until 1861, then lived at Gratz.
Prill, Carl, born Oct. 22nd 1864, at Berlin; pupil of Joachim. He was solo violinist under Bilse, leader at Pawlowsk, then at Magdeburg; since 1891, in the Gewand-haus orchestra, Leipsic.
Prume, Frangois, born June 5th 1816, at Stavelot (Belgium), died there July 14th 1849; pupil of Habeneck. Was teacher in Liege Conservatoire, and travelled much. Of his compositions, "Melancolie" was formerly a great favourite.
Pugnani, Gaetano, born 1727, died 1S03, at Turin; pupil of Tartini. He travelled a great deal, and was from 1770 until his demise leader at the Turin Court theatre. He trained Viotti, amongst others.
Rab, Aug., Vice-Concertmeister at the Leipsic theatre and Gewandhaus orchestra; also leader at the Euterpe.
Ralph, Francis, born 1847, died Sept. 8th 1887; educated at the R. A. M., London, where he became one of the most valued teachers.
Rappoldi, Eduard, born Feb. 21st 1839, at Vienna; pupil of Jansa and Bohm. He was leader at Rotterdam, then Capellmeister at Ltibeck, Stettin, and Prague, next teacher at the Berlin High School; then leader in the Court orchestra, Dresden, and since 1893 teacher at the Conservatorium there. Died 1903.
Rehfeldt, Fabian, born Jan. 23rd 1842, Tuchel; leader in the Royal orchestra, Berlin, since 1873; industrious composer.