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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

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

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

Autograph marriage certificate of Adolph and Anna Brodsky

The marriage took place between Adolph Davidov Brodsky aged 29 and Anna L'vovna Skadowsky aged 27 on 1 May 1880 in Sebastopol Petropavloskaia Tserkov'. [Peter Paul Church]. The certificate has been stamped in Kherson on 8 May 1895 and a...

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

Autograph visiting card signed from Adolph Brodsky to Heinrich von Herzogenberg

Adolph Brodsky uses one of Heinrich von Herzogenberg's visiting cards to convey a message to him in his absence. Brodsky has called to say farewell as they go off in a couple of days. He hopes they will resume good neighbourly relations nex...

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

Photograph of Anna and Adolph Brodsky and various others

Photograph of 12 adults and 3 small boys, taken out of doors against a wooded background. Adolph and Anna Brodsky are featured. The photograph may have been taken in Ukraine, and the other people may be members of Anna’s family.

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

Article about Adolph Brodsky's Guarnerius violin from The Keif’ian

This article provides information about Brodsky’s violin. Alice Pitfield has translated the article from Russian into English. Her notes are written around the article, which has been stuck onto paper.

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

Autograph note by Adolph Brodsky on back of envelope from Brahms

Envelope addressed by Johannes Brahms to Herrn Koncertmeister Adolf Brodsky, Leipzig. If need be, to be found at the Music Conservatoire. A note by Adolph Brodsky to the effect that on the occasion of the first performance of the G major String ...

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897), Composer

Autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Ecray de Claxton, with accompanying receipt

Brodsky sends a letter with the receipt for his Guadagnini violin to Mr. Claxton. In this friendly letter Brodsky thanks Mr. Claxton for the cheque and admits that he is missing the violin but adds humorously that Mrs. Brodsky is glad that he has...

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

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

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