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

Autograph letter signed from Christian Sinding to Anna Brodsky

Sinding excuses himself for his laziness at writing but he is always tired and useless after work. He is very grateful to Frau Brodsky that he can turn to her in complete confidence and openness and he treasures her. Sinding is very delighted th...

Sinding, Christian August (1856-1941), Composer

Autograph letter signed from Ferruccio Busoni to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

Busoni is overjoyed that his wife Gerda gave birth to a son on the 1st of February. The event has created a little revolution in the house. On the previous day, the 4th of February, came the unexpected news that dear Novacek is no more. Busoni ...

Busoni, Ferruccio Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto (1866-1924), Composer, Pianist

Autograph letter signed from Heele and Felix Berber to Adolph Brodsky

Felix Berber finally puts his intention of writing to Brodsky into practice and sends a very long letter. He lists his engagements which include the Brahms Double Concerto with Klengel and will be in Leipzig, Halle, Saarbrucken, Coblenz, Rostock ...

Berber, Felix (1871-1930), violinist

Autograph letter signed from N. Simrock to Ottokar Novacek

Simrock informs Novacek that his firm only sends music for cash payment. The music has still to be written out but will be done when payment is received from Herr Brodsky. Novacek sends the letter on to Brodsky with a note that he cannot lay out...

N Simrock (1793-1929) music publishing house

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

This brief note from Nina Grieg informs Anna Brodsky that things are slowly becoming better and by the end of the week, they should be able to travel. Nina appeals most strongly to the Brodskys to visit them in Norway and to bring with them their...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

The Griegs are very upset that the Brodskys are postponing their visit to Norway and are also sad that they are going to America with Novacek and Sascha. Delius and Halter [of whom they have heard Sinding speak] will be visiting the Griegs in the...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina writes most appreciatively to Anna Brodsky of the Brodsky Quartet concert in Kopenhagen the previous evening when the Kopenhagen public gave them an ovation; such an event is rarely heard in Denmark. Nina expresses her fondness for Novacek a...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Ottokar Novacek to Adolph Brodsky

This undated letter was written on a Tuesday. This is a very sad, begging letter to Adolph Brodsky from Ottokar Novacek who has fallen on hard times. Novacek wants to take a year off work to establish himself as a composer. He has sent his quar...

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

Autograph letter signed from Ottokar Novacek to Adolph Brodsky

Novacek is deeply grateful to Brodsky whose letter came as a ray of sunshine. Novacek asks if he may send Brodsky's letter with the score to Hausen. Novacek will never forget Brodsky's tone in the Adagio. Ottokar requests that Brodsky...

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

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