Rappoldi, Eduard , Austrian violinist, teacher, and composer; b. Vienna, Feb. 21, 1831; d. Dresden, May 16, 1903. He studied at the Vienna Cons., then played violin in opera Orch in Vienna, Rotterdam, Lübeck, and Prague. He was second violinist in the Joachim Quartet in Berlin (1871–77) and then concertmaster of the Court Opera in Dresden (1878–98). From 1893 until his death, he was a prof. of violin at the Dresden Cons. He publ. chamber music, piano pieces, and songs. His wife, Laura (née Kahrer) Rappoldi (b. Mistelbach, near Vienna, Jan. 14, 1853; d. Dresden, Aug. 2, 1925), was a pianist and teacher who began her studies when she was 10. She then was a pupil of Dessoff (composition), Bruckner (counterpoint), and J. Dachs (piano) at the Vienna Cons. (1866–69), and later studied with Liszt in Weimar (1870, 1873), with A. Henselt in St. Petersburg (1870–73), and with Bülow (1874). She was active in Dresden (from 1887), teaching at the Cons. (1890–1910). Their son, Adrian Rappoldi (b. Berlin, Sept. 13, 1876; d. Bamberg, Oct. 12, 1948), was a violinist.
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