Born in Budapest in 1899, Austrian conductor Hans Swarowsky is an icon of the music world. As conductor, teacher, writer (not least as co-writer of the libretto of Strauss’ Capriccio) and translator, he was arguably the greatest single influence on the development of classical music and it’s industry in the 20th century. The total number of his students (eg Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta, Adam Fischer, Mariss Jansons, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Plácido Domingo …) is in the region of 600, some 100 still being active today. His legacy of recordings and writings (Wahrung der Gestalt, UE 1979 edited by Manfred Huss) is unique both in its quantity and its significance.
Puskas International artist management and consultancy is delighted to collaborate with the Hans Swarowsky Akademie on a large scale project around the revised and updated publication of Swarowsky’s writings on music, which will also appear for the first time in English (Universal Edition) and Italian (Il Saggiatore).


Portrait Anton 1965-resized3