- Raymond Holden
Brainin, Norbert (1923–2005), violinist, was born on 12 March 1923 in Vienna, Austria, the son of Adolf Brainin (d. 1930), furrier, and his wife, Sophie (d. 1938). He was raised in the Jewish faith. Even though his parents must have felt the impact of the economic downturn that brought the country to its financial knees in the early 1920s, he seems to have enjoyed all the trappings of a relatively wealthy central European childhood. Like others from similar backgrounds, he was introduced to music at an early age. As a boy of six he heard the thirteen-year-old ...