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Brodsky, Adolph Davidovich (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music
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Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Anna Brodsky to Nina Grieg

Anna Brodsky believes that it is an eternity since she and Nina Grieg communicated with each other. There has been some aggravation in the relations between the Brodskys and Richter and his family. Richter is a great musician but, as a person he...

Brodsky, Anna (c.1855-1929), scientist, President of RMCM Club, writer

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Anna Brodsky to Nina Grieg

Anna is anxious at not hearing from Nina and asks for just a little letter as she expects Nina has guests at Troldhaugen. Anna has Nina's photograph in front of her as she writes. Anna has been very upset to read the correspondence betwee...

Brodsky, Anna (c.1855-1929), scientist, President of RMCM Club, writer

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Anna Brodsky to Nina Grieg

Anna writes to Nina as she sits under the fragrant firs while not far away the orchestra plays waltzes by Johann Strauss. Anna writes that she and Adolph wish to enjoy some of the modern composers, Debussy, Max Reger, Delius, etc., but what they ...

Brodsky, Anna (c.1855-1929), scientist, President of RMCM Club, writer

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Anna Brodsky to Nina Grieg

Anna opens her letter with the hope that Nina has now recovered from her illness. A letter from Nina is always a special joy. In every room the Brodskys have a photograph of Nina, Grieg, or of them both. Anna looks forward to Nina and Tonny com...

Brodsky, Anna (c.1855-1929), scientist, President of RMCM Club, writer

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Anna Brodsky to Nina Grieg

Anna expresses her delight at being in Russia, which has been going backwards and not forwards in recent years. Everyone is discontent and this may bring all classes together. Anna is very happy to see Olga daily. Olga has arranged accommodatio...

Brodsky, Anna (c.1855-1929), scientist, President of RMCM Club, writer

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

Brodsky submits a programme for a concert [to be given to the Worcester Philharmonic Society] for Elgar's approval: Volkmann's Quartet in G minor; the first movement of Mozart's Concerto for Violin and Viola [to be played by Brodsky...

Brodsky, Adolph Davidovich (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

Adolph writes most appreciatively to Edward Elgar after he and his wife Anna have just heard "The Dream of Gerontius". [Elgar conducted a performance of "Gerontius" in Hanley on 13 March 1903.] The original is dated 12 Mar 1...

Brodsky, Adolph Davidovich (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

This letter is a reminder to Dr. Elgar of what happened at an interview between Brodsky and Elgar at the Grand Hotel, Manchester. Brodsky invites Elgar to become Professor of Instrumentation and Composition at the Royal Manchester College of Mus...

Brodsky, Adolph Davidovich (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

Adolph Brodsky thanks Elgar for his letter of refusal. Brodsky had not dared to expect Elgar to accept. Meanwhile Brodsky is looking forward to meeting the Elgars at the festival in Morecambe. Mrs. Brodsky will also be going. The original is d...

Brodsky, Adolph Davidovich (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Alice Elgar

Adolph writes that Mrs. Brodsky has sent on Lady Elgar's kind letter. He regrets that he will be unable to accept her kind invitation for before or after the concert since he has to be back for his work at the college on Saturday morning and...

Brodsky, Adolph Davidovich (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

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