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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 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 extract from the minutes of Council from Stanley Withers to Adolph Brodsky

Stanley Withers copies the extract from the minutes of Council for Brodsky. Resolved: that Mr. Adolph Brodsky be offered the appointment of Principal Professor of the Violin and Conductor of the College Orchestra from September 20th next on the f...

Withers, Stanley (fl.1890s-1928), Registrar of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Autograph letter from Charles Hallé to Adolph Brodsky, with accompanying envelope

Hallé introduces himself to Brodsky, mentions that Willy Hess must leave England because of ill-health and offers Brodsky three vacant posts: Principal Teacher [Violin] at the RMCM, including direction of the ensemble and orchestral class amountin...

Hallé, Charles (1819-1895), Knight; pianist, conductor, founder of Royal Manchester College of Music

Autograph letter signed from Charles Hallé to Adolph Brodsky, with accompanying envelope

Hallé is delighted to hear that Brodsky will accept the post in Manchester and will do his utmost to make the post agreeable to him. The Directors of the College meet on the 23rd of January and after this Brodsky will receive official confirmatio...

Hallé, Charles (1819-1895), Knight; pianist, conductor, founder of Royal Manchester College of Music

Autograph letter signed from Clyde Twelvetrees to Adolph Brodsky

Twelvetrees informs Brodsky that he has just accepted the position of principal 'cello in the Hallé Orchestra next season and, as these concerts will hardly provide a living, he asks Brodsky's advice about finding pupils. He has had 15 ...

Twelvetrees, Clyde (1865-1956), cellist

Autograph letter signed from F.E. Weiss to whom it may concern

Weiss writes in his capacity as Vice-Chancellor of the University and Chairman of the Royal [Manchester] College of Music to achieve the release of Brodsky, being held as a non-combatant prisoner of war in Austria. Weiss certifies that Brodsky is...

Weiss, F.E. (fl.1890s-1930s), Professor of Botany and Vice-Chancellor at Victoria University, Chair of Royal Manchester College of Music

Autograph letter signed from Frank Merrick to Adolph Brodsky

Mr. Withers has asked if Frank Merrick will continue with the present arrangement regarding rooms until the next Council meeting. Merrick is willing, but would like henceforth to have no.12 for 2 whole days per week - either Tuesday and Friday or...

Merrick, Frank (1886-1981), Pianist, teacher and composer

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