Genealogy data of Dolman or Dowman, of Pocklington

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Raimund Pechotsch (alias Jan Rudenyi) par George Cooke

Raimund A PECHOTSCHAge: 26 years18891915

Given names
Raimund A
Note: Alias Jan Rudenyi
Birth estimated 1889 32


Death March 1915 (Age 26 years)

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Marriage: September 17, 1885Sydney, NSW, Australie
4 years
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
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Marriage: February 3, 1878Sydney, NSW, Australie
1 year

Alias Jan Rudenyi
Raimund A Pechotsch - A Violinist who performed under the name of 'JAN RUDENYI'. For a while in the 1890's, the family lived in Brisbane with Raimund Senior directing the St. Stephen's Cathedral Choir and his wife looking after the children in the choir school. Raimund Junior was something of a child prodigy on the violin and appeared in successful concerts at an early age starting with his debut at the Portman Rooms in London in 1897. He became the protégé of an American Concert Singer 'BELLE COLE', who toured Australia around 1899/1900. This singer took the young Raimund overseas again in 1901 and he supported her on a US Tour. He commenced a solo concert career in England and Europe but decided to swap to the high class Moss and Stoll Music Hall Circuit. I don't know precisely when JAN RUDENYI became his stage name. It was as RUDENYI that quite a number of recordings were made. They are of course technically primitive but give a reasonable idea of the playing. Among the items recorded are some pieces written either by himself or his father. From an undated newspaper obituary, it appears that Raimund Junior died very young of pneumonia during the 1st. World War.
Mr. Raimund Pechotsch and his wife have received by cable the sad news of the death of their eldest son, a violinist widely known as "Jan Rudenyi". This event occurred at a private, nursing hospital in London, from pneumonia. Young Raimund will be well remembered as a prodigy-violinist in Sydney in the middle Nineties, when he was a sturdy, fair-haired, and handsome little boy, with a remarkable technical facility. He studied exclusively under his father, who took him to London in 1897, when be made a brilliant debut at the Portman Rooms with the Royal Mozart Society. Amongst other important appearances he played the Max Bruch con- certo with the Crystal Palace Orchestra, un- der August Manns. In 1901 he toured Aus- tralasia with the Belle Cole party, supported the American contralto at her song recitals in the United States, and continued his career in England. Eventually, after concert tours, which took him to Vienna, where he was pre- sented with a diamond pin by the late Arch- duke Ferdinand, under the name of Jan Rudenyi, he saw his way to a highly-salaried vaudeville engagement under Sir Edward Moss. He was on the Moss and Stoll circuit for some years, appearing as an actor-violinist in a sketch, in which he was supported by Miss De Winton and Mr. Sanders, actors, who had visited Australia in romantic melodrama. Ru- denyi was widely known through the phonograph, and "records" from his violin have been reproduced throughout America, Australia, and other parts of tho world. He played 70 pieces, including six concertos, into the Pathephone, and drew a regular income from that source. His brother, Eric, a pianist, who studied with his father and then under Scharwcnka, in Berlin, has recently enlisted with Kitchener's army. The Sydney Morning Herald, saturday March 20, 1915
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The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Thursday 21 January 1909 p 5
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Saturday, August 26, 1933
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