Claudio Abbado about Hans Swarowsky
Claudio Abbado wrote this text for the first edition of 'Wahrung der Gestalt' in 1979:

I studied with him between 1956 and 1958 (together with Zubin Mehta, Borislav Pascan, Rainer Brock and others) and will never forget what he has done for all of us, not just as a teacher. He always found time for us students also outside of our studies and helped us wherever he could. His extraordinary, universal Read more
Wolfgang Gabriel
Wolfgang Gabriel studied piano with Hans Sittner and Grete Hinterhofer, music theory with Josef Marx and Alfred Uhl, and conducting with Hans Swarowsky:

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Mariss Jansons
Mariss Jansons talks to Manfred Huss about Hans Swarowsky during a visit to Vienna in summer 2018:

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Zubin Mehta
In this interview from summer 2018, Zubin Mehta remembers his teacher Hans Swarowsky. Zubin Mehta, who got his diploma at the Vienna Music Academy in 1958, was among Swarowsky's first students (together with Claudio Abbado) to contribute to the international reputation of the Swarowsky class in Vienna. Read more
Erich Urbanner
Urbanner studied from 1955 to 1961 at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, in the composition classes of Karl Schiske and Hans Jelinek, as well as studying piano with Grete Hinterhofer and conducting with Hans Swarowsky. This interview was recorded early 2018 in Vienna. Read more