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CELEBRATED VIOLIN PLAYERS.
Remenyi, Eduard, born 1830, at Heves in Hungary; studied at the Vienna Conservatoriurn. He interrupted his artistic career in order to take part in the Hungarian revolution and thus came to be an Adjutant of Gorgey's. He then fled to America, living subsequently in Weimar, London, St. Petersburg and Paris, also in South Africa, returning to Europe in 1892. Died San Francisco, 1898.
Ries, Hubert, born April 1st 1802, at Bonn, died Sept. 14th 1886, Berlin; pupil of Spohr; was leader in the Royal orchestra, Berlin, and produced many works for violin. His son
Ries, Franz, born 1846, Berlin; pupil of his father, and of Massart (Paris) was engaged at the Italian Opera, London, as violinist, but gave up performing in 1873 on account of a nervous affection of the arm, and founded a music business in Dresden. He composed many violin pieces and songs.
Ries, Louis, brother of Franz, was born in Berlin in 1830. He has occupied the post of 2nd violin at the Monday Popular Concerts since 1857.
Rietz, Eduard, born 1801, in Berlin, died 1832, brother of a former Dresden Capellmeister, Julius Rietz; was member of the Royal orchestra, Berlin.
Rode, Pierre, born Feb. 26th 1774, at Bordeaux, died there Nov. 25th 1830; pupil of Viotti; taught in the Conservatoire, Paris, then became solo player in St. Petersburg. His compositions and his violin school enjoyed great favour.
Romberg, Andreas, born April 27th 1767, at Vechte, died Nov. 10th 1821, as Court Capellmeister at Gotha; was previously member of the orchestras in Bonn and Hamburg.
Rontgen, Engelbert, born Sept. 30th 1829, at Deventer; pupil of David, and afterwards his successor as leader in the Gewandhaus orchestra, Leipsic, in which capacity he rendered great service (he had been a member of the same orchestra for about half a century). Died 1897.
Rosa, Carl, born March 21st 1842, in Hamburg, was leader there from 1863 to 1865; then made concert tours, afterwards becoming opera impresario. He died in Paris, 1889.
Sainton, Prosper Phil. Catherine, born June 5th 1813