A Performance of Robert Haas' Edition of Bruckner's Symphony No. 3
In his notes to the recent Profil CD release of the Symphony # 3 (Staateskapelle Dresden / Yannick Nezet-Seguin), Tobias Niederschlag writes that, "some proof copies had been taken and these had survived the bombing. Accordingly, Joseph Keilberth was able to include his premiere of the Third in his complete Dresden cycle (1-9) of the Bruckner symphonies."
The historic concert took place on December 1st of 1946 with Joseph Keilberth conducting the Staatskapelle (briefly known at the time as the Orchestra of the regional capital of Dresden) at its temporary home of the Kurhaus Buehlau.
The version that he performed on that date and the version that Haas prepared for publication was the first version of 1873. According to Leopold Nowak, as written in the Forward to his 1873 Edition, he used three sources for his edition: Bruckner's marked-up manuscript held by the Austrian National Library, the "Dedication" copy given to Wagner and held at Bayreuth, and a copy of one of Haas' proofs to his un-published edition.