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Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina is delighted to have heard from Anna and is relieved to know that the Brodskys are back in England after their visit to Russia. Anna's letter arrived as they were preparing to leave Kristiania where they had spent a few weeks to hear th...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina writes joyfully that the Brodskys are now safely back in Bowdon after their internment. Nina was one of the artists who signed the petition for their release. Niger, Anna's little dog, actually recognised them after so long. Nina pict...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina writes to Anna that she has just heard in the "Palmgarten" [Palm court] of the hotel Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien which she did not know: she would like to know everything the great noble Russian wrote. Nina does have anxie...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina has been delighted to receive Anna's letter describing her daily life: now Nina can picture Anna walking her little dog when the three violins become too much. Nina mentions the two children [Tony Maaskoff and Alfred Barker] who made su...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina is delighted to have heard from Anna again and asks if Anna is now quite herself again. Nina feels quite sad when Anna tells her of the flowers in her garden. Nina recalls how good the Brodskys were to Nina and Tonny and eulogises the "...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina has received news of Anna from Adolph. She has been wandering around with a large question mark before her eyes. The slightest improvement comes like a ray of sunshine. Nina suggests that Adolph should play to Anna: true art is the best we...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina writes to Anna in German but if that is painful for Anna, Nina will do her best in English. Nina is glad to hear that Brodsky's playing is appreciated in Manchester. She recalls returning to the Brodskys' home, seeing the light in...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina writes at length about Unitarianism. She has sent Anna an article written by their minister, Thorwald Kierkegard, which Anna has found interesting. Nina and her sister have been members for 10 to 12 years and they believe it is the religion...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina opens her brief letter in wonder that Brodsky continues to be so well artistically and physically. Poor Nina has been lying ill with sciatica for six weeks in hospital and has suffered a great deal. For four days now she has been with Tonny...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

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