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Brodsky Papers Brodsky, Adolph (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music
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Autograph Christmas card

Christmas card to Anna and Adolph Brodsky from Helen Holmes Spicer.

Spicer, Helen Holmes (undated)

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 biographical notes on Adolph Brodsky

Arthur Johnstone [1861-1904] was music critic of The Manchester Guardian 1896 until his death in 1904. These notes are made from Meyers' Conversations Lexicon, edition of 1894 and cover Brodsky's life from birth in Taganrog on 21 March ...

Johnstone, Arthur (1861-1904) music critic at The Manchester Guardian

Autograph card from Edvard Grieg to Adolph Brodsky

The Norwegian colony in Leipzig, the Griegs, expresses great appreciation of the outstanding violinist's kind attention to Norwegian musical interests. The letter (with accompanying envelope) is in German and is dated 28 Feb 1889.

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

Autograph card signed to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

Hans and Maria Richter send congratulations and all good wishes in verse to Adolph and Anna Brodsky on the occasion of their silver wedding. The letter (with accompanying envelope) is in German and is dated 13 May 1905.

Richter, Hans Johann Baptist Isidor (1843-1916), Conductor

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.1892-1928), Registrar of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Autograph letter card signed from Hans Richter to Adolph Brodsky

Giovanni Guidice, alias Richter, asks Maestro Brodsky what piece he will play in addition to the concerto by Sinding. This missive is addressed to Serenissimo Sordido Presto. The card is postmarked 4 Mar 1902.

Richter, Hans Johann Baptist Isidor (1843-1916), Conductor

Autograph letter signed from Granville Hill to Adolph Brodsky

Granville Hill writes a letter of apology and explanation to cancel his engagement with the Brodskys on Saturday. Leeds College of Music sent a telegram asking him to lecture to the students on Saturday in place of a man who had to go to London. ...

Hill, Granville (fl.1900s-1920s)

Autograph letter signed fom Ottokar Novacek to Adolph Brodsky

This undated letter was written on a Sunday. Novacek thanks Brodsky for the sympathy and the telegram which brought him salvation. Novacek illustrates his letter with three quotations from his second quartet, op.10 in E flat major.

Novácek, Ottokar Eugen (1866-1900), Composer and violinist

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