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Brodsky, Adolph Davidovich (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music
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Article about Adolph Brodsky, from The Keif’ian

This article narrates an amusing anecdote about Adolph Brodsky in the winter of 1873-4. Alice Pitfield has translated the article from Russian into English. Her notes are written around the article, which has been stuck onto paper.

Pitfield, Alice Maud (1903-2000), Craftswoman

Autograph Christmas card

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

Spicer, Helen Holmes (dates unknown)

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 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 book

Autograph book, started in 1857 by Henry Fuchs, Carl's father. The cover of the book is engraved with Henry's initials, and there are photographs of Henry and Carl stuck into the inside cover. Carl Fuchs has written the following on on...

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 cheque signed for Adolph Brodsky

Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank cheque made out to Mr. A. Brodsky for the sum of three shillings and ninepence. Signed by the Honorary Treasurer on behalf of the Manchester Chess Club.

Manchester Chess Club (fl.1890s)

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

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