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Brodsky Papers

  • GB GB1179 AB
  • Collection
  • 1850s-1981

The Brodsky Papers comprise letters, newscuttings, programmes, telegrams, photograph albums, loose photographs, concert tickets, official documents (marriage certificate, diplomas) and music, which were found in the Brodsky home following the deat...

Brodsky, Adolph Davidovich (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Edvard Grieg is writing to Anna Brodsky on behalf of his wife Nina who is ill. She has been lying in a clinic for 3 weeks as she has a problem with her knees which may be the consequence of too much mineral water. Nina has been taking mineral wa...

Grieg, Edvard Hagerup (1843-1907), Composer, Pianist, Conductor

Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

Grieg thanks Brodsky for inviting them. He may have to return home prestissimo because of the coronation in Drontheim, but that is unlikely since he has refused to write a cantata for the event. He will be travelling to Warsaw at the end of Marc...

Grieg, Edvard Hagerup (1843-1907), Composer, Pianist, Conductor

Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph Brodsky

Grieg has just received his honorary doctorate from Oxford but cannot leave England without a promise that the Brodskys will come to Troldhaugen, preferably in July and if not, then in August. Grieg will not be waiting for the reply since, on the...

Grieg, Edvard Hagerup (1843-1907), Composer, Pianist, Conductor

Autograph letter signed from Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky to Adolph Brodsky

Tchaikovsky has written to Brodsky from Paris but has had no reply and assumes that the letter never arrived. He tells Brodsky how much he loves him and Anna and Olga Lvovna; and recalls the wonderful hours spent with them in Leipzig. He has had...

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich (1840-1893), Composer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina writes of the happy evening hours, the loveliest time of the whole day, when they read alone or aloud and then always go to bed too late since they never want to bring the evening to an end. Edvard is reading "Briefwechsel zwischen Joh....

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina thanks Anna for her last letter. Röntgen has already read the corrections to the quartet pieces and sent them back to Hinrichsen: they will soon be published. When Nina receives them from Hinrichsen, she will immediately send the Brodskys a...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina is delighted to have heard from Anna and appreciates the invitation to visit the Brodskys for a third time. Nina hints at Tchaikovsky's homosexuality. In Kopenhagen he has many warm and charmed followers. He is often played at the Kin...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

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