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A collection of miscellaneous papers with Brodsky connections

This miscellany of papers was with a collection of Brodsky programmes. This collection comprises various mainly musical items and is listed here: Hale Cinema House Programme for December 1929, an order form for violin music from Joseph Williams, ...

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

Article about Adolph Brodsky's Guarnerius violin from The Keif’ian

This article provides information about Brodsky’s violin. Alice Pitfield has translated the article from Russian into English. Her notes are written around the article, which has been stuck onto paper.

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

Autograph account of the meeting to form the RMCM Club

This report describes the foundation of the RMCM Club at a meeting at the Brodskys' home on 22 February 1907. The purpose of the Club was to support advanced and former students in their quest for work, to encourage new compositions, to aim ...

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

Autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Ecray de Claxton, with accompanying receipt

Brodsky sends a letter with the receipt for his Guadagnini violin to Mr. Claxton. In this friendly letter Brodsky thanks Mr. Claxton for the cheque and admits that he is missing the violin but adds humorously that Mrs. Brodsky is glad that he has...

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

Autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edvard Grieg

The Brodskys accompanied by two pupils, Anton Maaskoff and Alfred Barker, and Anna's niece, Nina, have just visited Edvard and Nina Grieg at Troldhaugen. Adolph Brodsky has been delighted to receive Edvard Grieg's letter and is pleased ...

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

Autograph marriage certificate of Adolph and Anna Brodsky

The marriage took place between Adolph Davidov Brodsky aged 29 and Anna L'vovna Skadowsky aged 27 on 1 May 1880 in Sebastopol Petropavloskaia Tserkov'. [Peter Paul Church]. The certificate has been stamped in Kherson on 8 May 1895 and a...

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

Autograph note by Adolph Brodsky on back of envelope from Brahms

Envelope addressed by Johannes Brahms to Herrn Koncertmeister Adolf Brodsky, Leipzig. If need be, to be found at the Music Conservatoire. A note by Adolph Brodsky to the effect that on the occasion of the first performance of the G major String ...

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897), Composer

Autograph text of a speech given to the Debating Society

After a preamble about Mrs. Brodsky's promise that Dr Brodsky would speak to the Debating Society, Brodsky admits that he would much rather play the works of composers than speak about them. Brodsky decided to speak on how to teach the violi...

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

Autograph visiting card signed from Adolph Brodsky to Heinrich von Herzogenberg

Adolph Brodsky uses one of Heinrich von Herzogenberg's visiting cards to convey a message to him in his absence. Brodsky has called to say farewell as they go off in a couple of days. He hopes they will resume good neighbourly relations nex...

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

Certificate of National Registration issued to Adolph Brodsky

Brodsky has left the certificate unsigned although instructions on the back specify that it must be signed. The wording on this certificate reads: This is to certify that Adolph Brodsky Violinist 41, of 3 Laurel Mount, Bowdon has been registered ...

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

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