John Ranald Stainer, former registrar of the Royal College of Music who has died aged 98, was the grandson of Sir John Stainer, composer of The Crucifixion. That much we knew.
But diligent family research by his local newspaper, the Shropshire Star, reveals that two of his grandchildren are outstanding members of the music community. Edward Dusinberre leads the Takacs String Quartet and Dickon Stainer is president of Decca.
Here’s John, playing the piano a few days before his death.
And here‘s a link to his RCM profile.