Paul Stefan

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Paul Stefan, born Paul Stefan Grünfeld (25 November 1879, Brno - 12 November 1943, New York City) was an Austrian music historian and critic.

Paul Stefan came to live in Vienna in 1898.[1] He attended courses in law, philosophy and art history at the University of Vienna, before studying music theory with Hermann Graedener and possibly composition under Arnold Schoenberg.[2] From 1922 to 1937 he edited the Austrian music journal Musikblätter des Anbruch (entitled simply Anbruch from 1929).[3]


  • Gustav Mahler; eine studie über persönlichkeit und werk, Münich: R. Piper & Co., 1910. Translated to English as Gustav Mahler: a study of his personality and work, 1913.
  • Arturo Toscanini, 1927
  • Anton Dvořák, 1939
  • Verdi, the man in his letters, 1942


  1. ^ Alfred Mathis-Rosenzweig, Gustav Mahler: new insights into his life, times and work, p. 31
  2. ^ Henry-Louis de La Grange, Gustav Mahler: A new life cut short (1907-1911), Oxford University Press, 2008, p. 781
  3. ^ Musikblätter des Anbruch (ANB)