A personal history of the world capital of classical music, written by the renowned Viennese musicologist and author of Composer and Critic.
Max Graf shares his recollections of life with Anton Bruckner, Gustav Mahler, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, Arnold Schoenberg, and other immortals of the music world. The influential musicologist, critic, and composer enjoyed intimate friendships with these men, who made musical history in his home city of Vienna.
Bringing to life some of the most iconic figures in music, as well as the city of Vienna itself, Graf recounts a charming, personal, and highly educational story of Austria’s musical legacy.
“Max Graf is not only an eminent historian and teacher, but a very adept writer; as a critic, he has shown keen judgment and objectivity.” —Richard Strauss