Item AB/602 - Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph Brodsky

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GB GB1179 AB-AB/602


Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph Brodsky


  • 1906 (Creation)

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1 item, 2 folios

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Grieg is annoyed that Herr Urbanek in Prague has not given definite dates. Concert agencies in other towns are pressurising him. Grieg sends the score of a newly published orchestral piece about which he has been writing or speaking for years. He would like Brodsky to show it to Richter as he himself is much too shy and arrogant. Grieg believes that it belongs to his best works. Grieg is spending his evenings reading the correspondence between Brahms and the married couple von Herzogenberg with whom Grieg has been friendly for many years. [That was where Grieg first met the Brodskys.] One peeps into their fine souls and they are so alive that Grieg can hardly understand that the three of them are dead and he is still living. In a postscript Grieg enquires about the young and sends them greetings. The painting in the living-room at Troldhaugen is by a Danish artist, PS Krayer. Dated 14 Dec 1906.

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