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Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph Brodsky

Grieg writes enthusiastically to Brodsky from London. He recalls the happy times which he and Nina spent at Kaiser Wilhelm Strasse and Brodsky's wonderful violin playing. Grieg has been playing with Neruda [Wilma Hallé] who has charmed him ...

Grieg, Edvard Hagerup (1843-1907), Composer, Pianist, Conductor

Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph Brodsky

Grieg received Brodsky's letter the previous day. A few weeks ago Nina suddenly became ill and had to be taken to hospital. She had erysipelas and the doctors demand that she spends some weeks in a sanatorium before resuming her domestic du...

Grieg, Edvard Hagerup (1843-1907), Composer, Pianist, Conductor

Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

Grieg thanks Brodsky for inviting them. He may have to return home prestissimo because of the coronation in Drontheim, but that is unlikely since he has refused to write a cantata for the event. He will be travelling to Warsaw at the end of Marc...

Grieg, Edvard Hagerup (1843-1907), Composer, Pianist, Conductor

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

Photograph of Edvard and Nina Grieg

Grieg has written a message in Norwegian, which reads:‘Memories of days at Troldhaugen to our dear friends, Anna and Adolph. Edvard Grieg.’

Grieg, Edvard Hagerup (1843-1907), Composer, Pianist, Conductor

Photograph of Edvard and Nina Grieg

Nina has written on the back: ‘here we are greeting you. We ask for a friendly snapshot’.

Grieg, Edvard Hagerup (1843-1907), Composer, Pianist, Conductor

Printed invitation to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

This is an invitation to Dr. and Mrs. Brodsky to meet Madame Grieg at a College reception at 7.30 followed by a short programme of Grieg music at 8pm.

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Johan Halvorsen to Adolph Brodsky

Halvorsen recalls the happy days of their youth in Leipzig. He regrets that Anna is ill. His orchestra has become a philharmonic union but Halvorsen spent only one year there as he did not get on with the management. He returned to the National...

Halvorsen, Johan August (1864-1935), composer, conductor, violinist

Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph Brodsky

Grieg replies to Brodsky's letter in which Brodsky announces that he is not coming to Norway. Grieg tried to telegraph him that Nina was better and to come; the Eldorado would be going from Newcastle to Bergen that evening. However the addr...

Grieg, Edvard Hagerup (1843-1907), Composer, Pianist, Conductor

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