In the thick of Covid mortality, we missed the passing of the distinguished German violinist Wolfgang Marschner on March 24.
A descendant of the opera composer Heinrich Marschner, he was ccepted as a student in the Staatskapelle Dresden orchestra school at the age of four. His later training with the Berlin Phil concertmaster Erich Röhn was interrupted by military service. Alongside a lively soloist career, he held a number of university posts, latterly at Freiburg. Among many recordings, he was an early performer of the Schoenberg and Berg violin concertos.