Henry-Louis de La Grange

hlgHenry-Louis de La Grange (1924-2017) studied music at Yale University, then in Paris with Yvonne Lefébure and Nadia Boulanger. Music critic for numerous French and foreign journals and periodicals, an adjunct lecturer for the Université de Tours, he is also universally recognized as the biographer of Gustav Mahler. His monumental work on the composer was published in English (vol. I : Doubleday, New York, 1973 and Gollancz, London, 1974), French (three volumes, Fayard, Paris: 1979-1984), and is in the process of a revised, augmented, and complete edition (four volumes) in English (Oxford University Press). Furthermore he is the author of the two-volume « Vienne. Une Histoire Musicale » (Coutaz, Arles, 1990-1991; Fayard, 1995). He also organized the Alziprato Festival in Corsica (1974-1979) ; assisted the Musée d¹Art moderne de la Ville de Paris in 1985 with a large Mahler exhibition; and collaborated with the Théâtre du Châtelet with its Mahler cycle in 1989, as well as with that of Lyons in (1991-1994). He was the artistic director of the Mahler Festwoche in Toblach (Southern Tyrol) in 1986, a co-organizer of the Mahler Festival of Amsterdam in 1995. top

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