Item AB/592 - Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph Brodsky

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GB GB1179 AB-AB/592


Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph Brodsky


  • 1905 (Creation)

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Grieg has invited Brodsky to Norway, but Brodsky is engaged in England until the 14th of August. The second half of August is the worst possible time for Norway: the light nights are over, the rainy season has started, the mountain streams and rivers are in spate. How in all the world do holidays begin in the middle of August? That's when holidays cease in Norway. Grieg is determined that the Brodskys should come to Norway and will do everything in his power to make it enjoyable for them. If there were 3 good string players in Bergen, Grieg would suggest that Brodsky brings his violin for an evening of quartets at Troldhaugen. Since Christmas Grieg has not touched the piano and would be ashamed to appear as soloist. He will prepare for Brodsky's arrival with joy. Grieg sympathises with the Russian people and would bomb the entire bureaucracy with the grand-dukes and the tsar. Dated 26 Apr 1905.

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