Film – For the Love of Mahler

For the Love of Mahler:
The Inspired Life of Henry-Louis de La Grange

For the Love of Mahler presents a portrait of the famed French-American music historian Henry-Louis de La Grange, who passed away on January 27, 2017.  The film, made when Henry-Louis was 90, joins him on his annual migration from Marrakech to Paris and to the Italian Alps, while he busily works on revising his epic four-volume biography of Gustav Mahler.   How Mahler’s music inspired his life, and how Henry-Louis channeled what could have been a self-indulgent obsession into a lifetime of groundbreaking discoveries, famous friendships and award winning accomplishment, demonstrates the remarkable power of music to change lives.

A Film By Jason Starr *


  • Pierre Boulez
  • Riccardo Chailly
  • Nicolas Dufetel
  • Christoph Eschenbach
  • Gaston Fournier-Facio
  • Thomas Hampson *
  • Stephen Hefling *
  • Marina Mahler
  • Bruno Megevand
  • Vincent Mouret
  • Blaise Orsini
  • Alena Parthonnaud
  • Claude Samuel
  • Morten Solvik *
  • Francoise Xenakis

Names above with an * have participated in the Colorado MahlerFest.

Henry-Louis de La Grange with Anna, Gustav Mahler’s daughter. Photo credit: Médiathèque Musicale Mahler