In this score of Bruckner's 9th symphony, Swarowsky noted...
a number of performances of this symphony over the years. He
conducted the piece for the first time in Stuttgart in 1928, having
studied it with Franz Schalk who was a guest conductor in Stuttgart at
In 1929, Swarowsky performed the symphony on two
pianos from Grunsky's piano reduction. Swarowsky notes in that context
that the Haas edition was still unknown at that point.
notes a sarcastic conversation between Schalk and Grunsky (nicknamed 'Grinskuh' ) where the Haas edition is mentioned for the first time.
has analysed the symphony with Robert Haas, Alfred Orel (noting in
brackets his 'deepest understanding') and Walter
Abendroth in Vienna (1935) and Berlin (1936).
Conversations with Friedrich Eckstein 1916-17 and 1917-1921.
A complete analysis of the symphony with Anton von Webern in Mödling (Herrengasse) in 1924.
conflict with Furtwängler at Villa Wesendonck (Zürich, 1936), and
conversations with Alma Mahler in New York (1965) discussing Bruckner's
influence on Gustav Mahler and a strong critizism of Bruno Walter.
Conversations with Dr Löwe (the son of Ferdinand Löwe in 1947.
Swarowsky heard the symphony for the first time at the Vienna Konzerthaus, conducted by Löwe around 1916.
the second page, Swarowsky continues to list his performances of
Bruckner's 9th symphony, each time also marking the age of his daughters
Daniela and Gloria, at that point being 1/2, 3 3/4 etc. years old.