Creation November 1963
This performance of Haydn's Creation was a gala concert at the Vienna Konzerthaus to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Vienna Music Academy (now University)



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Rostropovich, Vienna 1962
With Mstislav Rostropovich and the Nieder√∂sterreichische Tonk√ľnstler at the Vienna Musikverein on 3.6.1962. On the programm:
Dvorak Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky Rococco Variations
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1




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With Alma Mahler 1960 in Vienna
Swarowsky conducted Mahlers 3rd Symphony for the composers 100th birthday in 1960, and also met again
Alma Mahler, who came to Vienna specifically for that occasion. They knew each other since the 1920s, having met in Swarowskys sister Gina Kauss's literary salons.




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Letter Mali Pfitzner
Mali Pfitzner, the widow of Hans Pfitzner, thanks in this letter Swarowsky having conducted a performance of Palestrina without rehearsal. 'Finally there is someone in Vienna who can conduct Palestrina'.
Mali refers to two performences of the cantata she heard with Keilberth in Munich and how much she enjoys being in Vienna. The last time apparently was together with Swarowsky in the air-raid shelter of the hotel Imperial in May 1945.





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