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'Letters from Tchaikovsky to Brodsky'

This article was originally broadcast on the Home Service and later published in The Listener pages 683 and 684, dated 19 April 1962. The Tchaikovsky letters were translated by Mrs. Alice Pitfield, wife of the author. Thomas Pitfield mentions how...

Pitfield, Thomas Baron (1903-1999), Composer, artist

Autograph biographical notes of Adolph Brodsky

In these incomplete notes Anna mentions the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto which was premiered by Brodsky in Vienna in 1881. She mentions his 8 years of work in Leipzig and his 3 years in America. She adds his return to Europe and the offer from Si...

Brodsky, Anna (c.1855-1929), scientist, President of RMCM Club, writer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina is delighted to have heard from Anna and appreciates the invitation to visit the Brodskys for a third time. Nina hints at Tchaikovsky's homosexuality. In Kopenhagen he has many warm and charmed followers. He is often played at the Kin...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky to Adolph Brodsky

Tchaikovsky is delighted that Brodsky will come to play in his concert on 28th October and sends the programme: Symphony in D major by Mozart; Brodsky to play the Tchaikovsky violin concerto or any other he likes; Passe-pied and Gavotte from Idome...

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich (1840-1893), Composer

Autograph letter signed from Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky to Adolph Brodsky

Tchaikovsky has written to Brodsky from Paris but has had no reply and assumes that the letter never arrived. He tells Brodsky how much he loves him and Anna and Olga Lvovna; and recalls the wonderful hours spent with them in Leipzig. He has had...

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich (1840-1893), Composer

Autograph letter signed from Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky to Anna Brodsky

Tchaikovsky has written to Brodsky at the Conservatoire, from Paris, Vienna and Tiflis without receiving a reply. He now writes to Anna and is distressed that their interchange has been broken. Tchaikovsky wants to know what they are doing; if ...

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich (1840-1893), Composer

Brodsky Papers

  • GB GB1179 AB
  • Collection
  • 1850s-1981

The Brodsky Papers comprise letters, newscuttings, programmes, telegrams, photograph albums, loose photographs, concert tickets, official documents (marriage certificate, diplomas) and music, which were found in the Brodsky home following the deat...

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