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'Letters from Tchaikovsky to Brodsky'

This article was originally broadcast on the Home Service and later published in The Listener pages 683 and 684, dated 19 April 1962. The Tchaikovsky letters were translated by Mrs. Alice Pitfield, wife of the author. Thomas Pitfield mentions how...

Pitfield, Thomas Baron (1903-1999), Composer, artist

Autograph biographical notes of Adolph Brodsky

In these incomplete notes Anna mentions the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto which was premiered by Brodsky in Vienna in 1881. She mentions his 8 years of work in Leipzig and his 3 years in America. She adds his return to Europe and the offer from Si...

Brodsky, Anna (c.1855-1929), scientist, President of RMCM Club, writer

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 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 Edward Elgar to Adolph Brodsky

Elgar writes to Dr. Brodsky about the arrangements for the concert which will be for their own subscribers. Elgar is not satisfied with the proposed programme and suggests that it might stand thus: Tchaikovsky or Volkmann Quintet; then solo '...

Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer

Autograph letter signed from IU Pimerantsev to Adolph Brodsky

Pimerantsev is secretary to the Director of the Moscow Conservatoire. This letter is a polite reminder to Adolph Brodsky that the symphony concert of the Moscow Order of the Imperial Russian Music Society with Brodsky's participation [the Tc...

Pimerantsev, I.U. (fl.1909), secretary to the Director of the Moscow Conservatoire

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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