Death of revered Juilliard bassist, 77

Death of revered Juilliard bassist, 77


norman lebrecht

September 18, 2022

The death is being mourned of Wolfgang Güttler, long-serving principal double bass of the SWR SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg and a regular masterclass teacher at Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music.

Born in Kronstadt, Romania, of German and Romanian parents, he started out in the the Cluj Philharmonic and Bucharest Radio Orchestra before finding his way to Germany to make a career. He many numerous virtuosic recordings of widespread influence.


  • IOAN TETEL says:

    This is a GREAT LOSS and I regret much…Sincerely I.T.

  • Peter San Diego says:

    By the way, the present, official name of his birthplace is Brașov. The Transylvanian Saxons called it Kronstadt and the Hungarians called it Brassó.