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.

Born into an assimilated Jewish family, [1] Paul Stefan came to live in Vienna in 1898. [2] 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. [3] From 1922 to 1937 he edited the Austrian music journal Musikblätter des Anbruch (entitled simply Anbruch from 1929). [4]



  1. Klara Moricz (ed.), Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music, University of California Press (2008), p. 6
  2. Alfred Mathis-Rosenzweig, Gustav Mahler: new insights into his life, times and work, p. 31
  3. Henry-Louis de La Grange, Gustav Mahler: A new life cut short (1907-1911), Oxford University Press, 2008, p. 781
  4. Musikblätter des Anbruch (ANB) Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine .