Reményi (Hoffmann), Ede (Eduard)

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Reményi [Hoffmann], Ede [Eduard] (b Mistolc, Hung., 1828; d San Francisco, 1898). Hung. violinist. Début Pest 1846, London 1848. Was in USA 1848–52. Toured Europe 1852–3 with Brahms as accompanist. Friend of Liszt at Weimar. Visited London 1854, becoming court solo violinist to Queen Victoria 1854–9. Austrian court violinist, 1860. Wrote vn. conc. and other pieces. The ‘gipsy’ element in some of Brahms's music is probably attributable to his time with Reményi. Died while playing in a concert.