Lament for a Mahler maven

Lament for a Mahler maven


norman lebrecht

August 25, 2015

Jerry Fox, longtime president of the American Mahler Society, a kindly man who wore vast knowledge lightly, is no more. Jerry travelled far and wide in search of Mahler, was pre-concert speaker at the Boulder MahlerFest and  was generally a very good guy. Our sympathies to his family.


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It is with sadness that we announce the death of President Emeritus Gerald S. Fox, known as Jerry, on Sunday, August 23, 2015, after a long illness. Jerry was the second President of the Society, from 1987 until 2009. He was a leading Mahler authority, giving lectures and writing many reviews of Mahler recordings for American Record Guide.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 11 am at Gutterman’s Memorial Chapel, 8000 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, Long Island, NY.


  • Nancy Minnich says:

    Helen will be missed. A guiding spirit for us all. Nancy Minnich, formerly of The Manor at York Town.