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'Letters from Tchaikovsky to Brodsky'

This article was originally broadcast on the Home Service and later published in The Listener pages 683 and 684, dated 19 April 1962. The Tchaikovsky letters were translated by Mrs. Alice Pitfield, wife of the author. Thomas Pitfield mentions how...

Pitfield, Thomas Baron (1903-1999), Composer, artist

Photograph of Adolph and Anna Brodsky

A formal outdoor studio portrait. Adolph and Anna are seated on a wooden summerseat with the trunk of a tree immediately behind. In Adolph's right hand is his hat while his left hand is gently placed on Anna's left shoulder. Anna hold...

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

Photograph of Adolph and Anna Brodsky

A formal photograph probably taken in the garden of the Brodsky home in Bowdon. Anna is seated on an elaborate wooden chair with an open book in her gloved hand. She is gazing in the distance. Hatted and with his right hand in his pocket, Adolp...

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

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 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 Alice Elgar

Anna writes to Lady Elgar of Adolph’s great love of Elgar's Violin Concerto, which he played twice last week: in the Mid-day Concert and for the Ancoats Brotherhood. Some time ago, he also played it to a huge audience in Macclesfield. Anna ...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edvard Grieg

This photocopy is rather faint and Brodsky's writing is very thin and appears to have been executed at great speed. Brodky excuses himself for not writing earlier, nor has he written to Tchaikovsky. The Brodskys have been delighted at Grieg...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edvard Grieg

This photocopy is almost completely illegible and a note in Norwegian to this effect has been attached. In this letter to "Lieber Freund", Edvard Grieg, occasional dates [31 July] and London are legible. Anna Brodsky has added a note o...

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

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