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Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer
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Brodsky Papers

  • GB GB1179 AB
  • Collection
  • 1850s-1981

The Brodsky Papers comprise letters, newscuttings, programmes, telegrams, photograph albums, loose photographs, concert tickets, official documents (marriage certificate, diplomas) and music, which were found in the Brodsky home following the deat...

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

Programme of a concert given by Adolph Brodsky with RJ Forbes

This concert was performed as part of the Tuesday Mid-Day Concert series, held at the Houldsworth Hall in Manchester. This was the 164th concert, performed on Tue 25 Mar 1919. Adolph Brodsky played Elgar’s Violin Concerto, Op. 61, with RJ Forbes...

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

Telegram from Adolph Brodsky, Josef Merz and Benis to Edward Elgar

On the back of the telegram has been written: Elgar. Telephone Number 4771 Hampstead. In this telegram, Benis, Merz and Brodsky announce the success of the concert: Elgar, 2 Bach and 4 recalls. The Elgar refers to the Viennese premiere of the v...

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

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

Photocopy of a printed Christmas card from Adolph and Anna Brodsky [to Edward and Alice Elgar]

The wording on this card reads thus: With kindest thoughts and wishes for Christmas and the New Year from Dr. & Mrs. Brodsky. If this card was illustrated, the image has not shown up on the photocopy. The card is undated, and it is unclear w...

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

Brodsky is absolutely delighted that Elgar has dedicated his string quartet to the Brodsky Quartet. Walter Hatton has now replaced Fuchs. Brodsky hopes that Elgar has recovered from his severe operation. Brodsky tells Elgar that he plays Elgar&...

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

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