Where does one start? How could even a seasoned Mahlerian find fresh perspectives on his work? If you’re completely new to Mahler’s music, where do you go for an informed but approachable introduction? The answer to all three questions is Arved Ashby’s Experiencing Mahler. Taking us one by one through the symphonies and major song cycles, Ashby combines history, analysis, and critical observation into a highly enjoyable and thought-provoking read. For a clear and informative introduction to Mahler, look no further.