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Autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edvard Grieg

The Brodskys accompanied by two pupils, Anton Maaskoff and Alfred Barker, and Anna's niece, Nina, have just visited Edvard and Nina Grieg at Troldhaugen. Adolph Brodsky has been delighted to receive Edvard Grieg's letter and is pleased ...

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

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

Nina thanks Adolph for his charming letter in which he describes the Brodskys' lives. Nina is delighted that Anna is getting better. She enquires if Barker is the only new member of the quartet. Maaskoff is Anna's favourite pupil. Ni...

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 has been delighted to receive Anna's letter describing her daily life: now Nina can picture Anna walking her little dog when the three violins become too much. Nina mentions the two children [Tony Maaskoff and Alfred Barker] who made su...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina reports that Olga Neruda and her sister, Lady Hallé, are in Kristiania; they should have come to the Griegs' that day but they will be playing Brahms, the Chaconne and all other possible things the following evening. The Griegs are over...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina has been longing to hear from Anna but knows that the Brodskys are still her friends although she has heard nothing from them for a long time. Nina philosophises about being alone: but she has nothing to rue; love was all she had for Edvard...

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 smiles when she hears that Anna keeps all her old letters to read them through again: Nina considers them to be unworthy of such attention. Nina has been delighted to hear the Brodsky Quartet with three other members, in Kopenhagen but regre...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina thanks Anna for her last little book and remarks that Anna is and remains an idealist. She understands Anna's joy at Tony Maaskoff who has developed into such a fine artist. Nina has heard about Alfred Barker from Mrs. Behrens: he now ...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina Grieg thanks Anna Brodsky for her last two letters and is glad that everything is in order: the Brodsky Quartet plays and Brodsky and Edvard play the sonata, probably the G major, together. [These plans are for a forthcoming concert]. Nina ...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

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