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Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Edvard has been ill in bed with bronchitis and asthma. He is now slightly better and has taken a few steps out of the door but is very "unlustig" [not jolly] as Brahms said in his last winter in Vienna. Nina has little faith in doctors...

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 is delighted to have Anna's letter which she had been longing for. Percy Grainger's mother sent a mass of press cuttings of reviews after the Grieg concert: many are satisfied but the quartet has been criticised: "its tricky m...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina thanks Anna for her tale and wonders how long Anna's literary talent has been dormant. Nina has had a good Christmas and New Year though not quite so peaceful as she would have wished. As a Christmas present, Röntgen has sent Nina Edva...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina writes sadly of the present cruelly earnest life and of the happy times in the past. Recently she has chatted with Olga Neruda and they recalled the wonderful evening when Brodsky and Edvard played the C minor together. Dayas was also there...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina received Anna Brodsky's letter just as the Griegs were leaving Kopenhagen. Siloti has invited Edvard to Russia several times but the political conditions are too sad for Edvard to accept. As one ages, one is not so energetic and strong...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina is delighted to have heard again from the Brodskys and to hear that Brodsky travels, plays magnificently and receives laurel wreaths. They are hoping to come to the Brodskys at the end of April and are looking forward to seeing the Brodskys ...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina wonders if the Brodskys will be able to come to Troldhaugen. Bergen is upside down this summer because of a sporting event which is bringing many people. It is 23-24 degrees C. in the shade. It was very hard to come back to Troldhaugen and...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina apologises for not writing but she has been travelling around Norway and had wanted to send a picture of Edvard's statue which is "just as he walked among us, simple and natural". The statue was unveiled on 4 September, the da...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

This a very warm letter from Nina to the Brodskys. Nina recalls the happy days with the Brodskys and mentions that it is now 20 years since Edvard died. His music is alive over the entire world. Nina herself still takes part in Grieg evenings. ...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

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