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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 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 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 writes to Anna that she has just heard in the "Palmgarten" [Palm court] of the hotel Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien which she did not know: she would like to know everything the great noble Russian wrote. Nina does have anxie...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina regrets that Anna has not received the letters written in October and November [see AB/813 written on 8 October 1905]. Nina is anxious to tell Anna how deeply she feels for Anna's fatherland and wishes Anna would persuade her sister [pr...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina writes to Anna that she may write in whichever language she likes and rather deprecatingly claims that she is most stupid. In Leipzig they had always spoken in German as they did not know Russian. Nina recalls the days with Tchaikovsky, whi...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

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 writes in great haste to catch Anna while she is still in Germany [taking the cure in Kissingen]. Nina makes overt remarks about Tchaikovsky's homosexuality. Nina still regards Tchaikovsky as the great artist and warm friend. The rest...

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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