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date: 25 August 2019

Ries familylocked

  • Cecil Hill


German family of musicians.

(b Bensheim am Rhein, 1723; d Cologne, 1784. Instrumentalist. He was appointed court trumpeter to the Elector of Cologne at Bonn on 2 May 1747 with a salary of 192 thaler, and as a violinist to the Hofkapelle on 5 March 1754.

(b Bonn, c1745; d after 1794). Singer, daughter of (1) Johann Ries. She was appointed soprano at the electoral court at Bonn on 27 April 1764. In 1774 she married Ferdinand Drewer, a violinist in the court orchestra, and they remained in Bonn until 1794, when the elector’s establishment was dissolved by the French.

(b Bonn, Nov 10, 1755; d Godesberg, Nov 1, 1846). Violinist, son of (1) Johann Ries. He was a child prodigy on the violin, being taught by J.P. Salomon, and was able to take his father’s place in the orchestra at the age of 11. In ...

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