(b Bremen, 1898; d Schaffhausen, 1948). Ger. violinist and teacher. Prof. of vn., Berlin Hochschule für Musik, 1923–6. Leading soloist in Ger. between World Wars I and II, also member of pf. trio with Edwin Fischer (pf.) and Enrico Mainardi (vc.) and partnered by Georg Solti in several sonata recitals. Succeeded Flesch at Lucerne Cons. 1943. Salzburg Fest. 1948. Career cut short by paralysis. Several memorable recordings, particularly of Beethoven conc.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.