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Brodsky Papers Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer
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Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

Brodsky submits a programme for a concert [to be given to the Worcester Philharmonic Society] for Elgar's approval: Volkmann's Quartet in G minor; the first movement of Mozart's Concerto for Violin and Viola [to be played by Brodsky...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

Adolph writes most appreciatively to Edward Elgar after he and his wife Anna have just heard "The Dream of Gerontius". [Elgar conducted a performance of "Gerontius" in Hanley on 13 March 1903.] The original is dated 12 Mar 1...

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

Photocopy of an autograph postcard signed from Edward Elgar to Carice Elgar

This picture postcard which Elgar sent to his daughter is of the Brodsky Quartet [Brodsky, Rawdon Briggs, Speelman and Fuchs]. The postcard is addressed to Miss Carice Elgar, Craeg Lea, Malvern. Elgar has written on the picture side of this post...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

This letter is a reminder to Dr. Elgar of what happened at an interview between Brodsky and Elgar at the Grand Hotel, Manchester. Brodsky invites Elgar to become Professor of Instrumentation and Composition at the Royal Manchester College of Mus...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

Adolph Brodsky thanks Elgar for his letter of refusal. Brodsky had not dared to expect Elgar to accept. Meanwhile Brodsky is looking forward to meeting the Elgars at the festival in Morecambe. Mrs. Brodsky will also be going. The original is d...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Anna Brodsky to Alice Elgar

Anna writes an enthusiastic letter of thanks to Lady Elgar after receiving the photograph of Sir Edward [see AB/744] that morning. Anna recalls the happy days in Rome [April 1908], but their days in Naples were spoiled by the poverty and misery. ...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Alice Elgar

Adolph writes that Mrs. Brodsky has sent on Lady Elgar's kind letter. He regrets that he will be unable to accept her kind invitation for before or after the concert since he has to be back for his work at the college on Saturday morning and...

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

Photocopy of a printed Christmas card from Adolph and Anna Brodsky [to Edward and Alice Elgar]

The wording on this card reads thus: With kindest thoughts and wishes for Christmas and the New Year from Dr. & Mrs. Brodsky. If this card was illustrated, the image has not shown up on the photocopy. The card is undated, and it is unclear w...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Anna Brodsky to Alice Elgar

Anna writes to Lady Elgar of Adolph’s great love of Elgar's Violin Concerto, which he played twice last week: in the Mid-day Concert and for the Ancoats Brotherhood. Some time ago, he also played it to a huge audience in Macclesfield. Anna ...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

Brodsky is absolutely delighted that Elgar has dedicated his string quartet to the Brodsky Quartet. Walter Hatton has now replaced Fuchs. Brodsky hopes that Elgar has recovered from his severe operation. Brodsky tells Elgar that he plays Elgar&...

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

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