(b Bonn, 1802; d Berlin, 1886).
Ger. violinist and teacher. Son and pupil of Franz Anton Ries, also pupil of Spohr. Settled in Berlin 1824. In court orch. from 1825 (leader 1836). Dir. of Phil. Soc. 1835. Taught at Royal Orch. Sch. 1851–72. Wrote vn. sch., 2 vn. concs., and other works.