Item AB/577 - Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Anna Brodsky

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GB GB1179 AB-AB/577


Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Anna Brodsky


  • 1893 (Creation)

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Edvard Grieg is writing to Anna Brodsky on behalf of his wife Nina who is ill. She has been lying in a clinic for 3 weeks as she has a problem with her knees which may be the consequence of too much mineral water. Nina has been taking mineral water for her kidney complaint for more than 6 years. This may have led to a build-up of calcium in her joints. It may be possible to avoid an operation but they will need to have patience. Edvard and Nina have just read of Tchaikovsky's death. He is so grateful to Anna and her husband for enabling him to meet this outstanding artist and human being. Grieg has been conducting his works in Kobenhagen. In a P.S. Grieg mentions that he has heard nothing of Sinding who is in Christiania [now Oslo]. Halvorsen is having great success and is now director of the subscription concerts and of the theatre in Bergen, Grieg's native town. Dated 7 Nov 1893

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