Item AB/843 - Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

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Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

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  • 1908 (Creation)

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(1845-1935)

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Nina is delighted to have heard from Anna and is relieved to know that the Brodskys are back in England after their visit to Russia. Anna's letter arrived as they were preparing to leave Kristiania where they had spent a few weeks to hear the concert of Edvard's posthumous works and "Olav Trygvason" performed on stage. Halvorsen played in the quartet and conducted "Olav Trygvason" of which both Edvard and Bjornson unfortunately completed only the first act. The two quartet movements have already been published and Nina has asked Mr. Hinrichsen to send them immediately to Brodsky. Röntgen has also prepared the last two movements and they should sound fine: the Andante is entirely Edvard's apart from the final bars but the Finale has only the theme from Edvard and the rest by Röntgen. In the summer Nina played the two movements with Röntgen in an arrangement for four hands. Now she is at the Neergards' in the country, with park, fields and woods. The Neergards, husband aged seventy, wife aged forty, are very fine people. The thought of travelling without Edvard tears Nina's heart in two. Halvorsen has recently written a violin concerto, which has not yet been printed. Nina gives the full address of where she is staying: Gutshesitzer V. Neergard, Fuglsang, Nykjabing, Falster, Denmark. Dated 14 Oct 1908.

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