Ries, Franz Xaverius

VIOLINIST, COMPOSER (GERMANY)
BORN 10 Nov 1755, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 1 Nov 1846, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
GRAVE LOCATION Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Alter Friedhof (Abteilung I, Grabnummer 537)

Franz Xaverius Ries was a child prodigy at the violin. His father Johann Ries (1723-1784) was court trumpeter to the Elector of Cologne in Bonn. Franz studied with Johann Peter Salomon (1745-1815). He entered the Court Orchestra in Bonn when he was only eleven years old. Later he became its concert master and then its leader.

In Bonn he lived opposite to the house where Ludwig von Beethoven was born and he taught the young Ludwig the violin. Johanna Kinkel was also one of his pupils. His sons Ferdinand and Hubert Ries were musicians as well.

Related persons
• was teacher to Beethoven, Ludwig van
• was teacher to Kinkel, Johanna

Images

The grave of Franz Anton Ries at the Alter Friedhof, Bonn.
Picture by Androom (18 Nov 2001)

 

Sources
Franz Anton Ries – Wikipedia


Rietschel, Ernst

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 07 Sep 2021