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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

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

The Griegs are very upset that the Brodskys are postponing their visit to Norway and are also sad that they are going to America with Novacek and Sascha. Delius and Halter [of whom they have heard Sinding speak] will be visiting the Griegs in the...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

In this letter Nina Grieg writes to Anna Brodsky of God in whom she believes and of death which she does not fear. Anna has written on these philosophical matters to Nina. Recently Edvard has played the piano and Nina has sung a little at a conc...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Anna Brodsky has written to ask Edvard Grieg if she may write about him and the reply is yes: Anna may write what she likes about Edvard since he knows that she will only write what is true and noble. Nina looks forward to reading Anna's wor...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Some notes in Russian have been written in Anna's hand round the edges of this letter. Nina writes most appreciatively of Anna Brodsky's book [Recollections of a Russian home] which she read the previous day. Nina wonders why Anna has ...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina thanks Anna for the two cards from Venice. Things are going badly with the Griegs: Edvard has been ill ever since they went to Kopenhagen just before the New Year. At first he had bronchitis and influenza, and now his blood is out of order ...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina regrets that Anna has not received the letters written in October and November [see AB/813 written on 8 October 1905]. Nina is anxious to tell Anna how deeply she feels for Anna's fatherland and wishes Anna would persuade her sister [pr...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

This is a letter of admiration for Anna who is forming a club and can now speak in public for her native land. The Griegs are very happy to give their names to the club. Edvard has a play through the following day and the concert is on next Thur...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Edvard Grieg is writing to Anna Brodsky on behalf of his wife Nina who is ill. She has been lying in a clinic for 3 weeks as she has a problem with her knees which may be the consequence of too much mineral water. Nina has been taking mineral wa...

Grieg, Edvard Hagerup (1843-1907), Composer, Pianist, Conductor

Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph Brodsky

Grieg enthuses over the Brodskys' visit which was medicine for body and soul. The photographs have arrived from Brodsky and brought the visit to mind. Grieg believes that he ought to have been sending photographs to Brodsky but will try to ...

Grieg, Edvard Hagerup (1843-1907), Composer, Pianist, Conductor

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