Woess, Josef V.: Forwards to the Universal Editions of the Bruckner Symphonies
Josef Venantius Woess (1863-1943) was the editor of the complete set of Bruckner Symphonies that was published by Universal-Edition A.G. in 1927. While these early editions can be downloaded from this website here, the written forward by the editor is not included. In the study editions of these scores, Mr. Woess' forwards were provided in German, English and French in three very tightly margined columns. Fortunately, the English translation was the center column and they could be scanned without too much pressure being brought to bear on the delicate booklets. The English columns were then rotated, straightened and cropped for easier reading.
I am still looking for copies of the UE scores of the Overture in G Minor and the Symphony No. 9. If you have them, please contact me.