Paul Stefan came to live in Vienna in 1898. He attended courses in law, philosophy and art history at the University of Vienna, before studying music theory with Hermann Graedener and possibly composition under Arnold Schoenberg. From 1922 to 1937 he edited the Austrian music journal Musikblätter des Anbruch (entitled simply Anbruch from 1929).
- Gustav Mahler; eine studie über persönlichkeit und werk, Münich: R. Piper & Co., 1910. Translated to English as Gustav Mahler: a study of his personality and work, 1913.
- Arturo Toscanini, 1927
- Anton Dvořák, 1939
- Verdi, the man in his letters, 1942
- Alfred Mathis-Rosenzweig, Gustav Mahler: new insights into his life, times and work, p. 31
- Henry-Louis de La Grange, Gustav Mahler: A new life cut short (1907-1911), Oxford University Press, 2008, p. 781
- Musikblätter des Anbruch (ANB)