Mahler’s Bach scores come to rest in Leipzigmain
The 59 volumes of the complete Bach edition owned by Gustav Mahler have been bought by the Leipzig Bach Archive. The edition is incomplete; two final volumes appeared after Mahler’s death.
The set was owned successively by his widow Alma and daughter Anna. After Anna’s death in 1988, it was sold to a London collector, who died in the past couple of years. Mahler made an orchestral piece of his own out of two Bach suites.