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date: 20 August 2019

Reinagle familylocked

  • Sophie Fuller,
  • Frank Kidson,
  • Robert Hopkins,
  • Simon McVeigh
  •  and Bernarr Rainbow


English family of musicians of Austrian descent.

Frank Kidson

(b nr Vienna; d after c1775). Trumpet player. He is said to have served in the Hungarian army. By the mid-18th century he had settled at Portsmouth, where most of his children were born. Through the influence of the Earl of Kelly he was appointed trumpeter to the king in 1762, and he appears to have moved to Edinburgh about 1763. In 1774 his daughter was married there to the cellist Johann Schetky.

Robert Hopkins

(b Portsmouth, bap. April 23, 1756; d Baltimore, Sept 21, 1809). Composer, pianist and teacher, son of (1) Joseph Reinagle (i). He was a pupil of his father and of Raynor Taylor, musical director of the Theatre Royal in Edinburgh where Reinagle made his first known public appearance on 9 April 1770, playing a harpsichord sonata. By ...

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