Pre-eminent study...with a remarkable array of detail, much of it delightfully arcane. (Dow Jones Equities Wire
So much of it is new, or newly re-explored, or freshly and radically re-interpreted... But this is not just a biography: it is more of a Mahler-Lexicon, almost a history of the age... [it] will be seen as one of the outstanding musical biographies of the past century. (Hugh Wood, Times Literary Supplement
this is a revelatory achievement...it is hard to see that any further Mahler biography on this scale will ever be required...de la Grange's Mahler
will go on for ever. (Bayan Northcott, BBC Music Magazine
A gargantuan enterprise... La Grange has a sharp eye for revelatory nuances in the thousands of documents from which he has pieced together his Mahler portrait... He wields immense authority. (Arnold Whittal, Musical Times
Everything you ever wanted to know about Mahler is in here, somewhere... No-one who loves Mahler can deny the debt the world owes to his inexhaustible French biographer, the Boswell of the eighth arrondissement. (Norman Lebrecht. Evening Standard.
About the Author
Henry-Louis de La Grange is Honorary President and Founder of Mediatheque Musicale Mahler, Paris.