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

Aged about two and wearing a smock, Adolph is seated barefoot on a large chair. Note his elegant hands with long fingers

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Photograph of Adolph Brodsky

Aged about 5, Adolph leans against a very elaborately carved chair. The printing on the back of the photograph is in gold and under the photograph is printed in Roman lettering: Cherson Winkert.

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Autograph book

Autograph book, started in 1857 by Henry Fuchs, Carl's father. The cover of the book is engraved with Henry's initials, and there are photographs of Henry and Carl stuck into the inside cover. Carl Fuchs has written the following on on...

Autograph letter signed from Giacomo Meyerbeer

This letter is an attestation of Adolph Brodsky's musicianship at 11 years of age. By the desire of Herr Brodsky from Kherson, Meyerbeer has listened to his 11-year-old son Adolph play a fantasy for violin by Alard. In Meyerbeer's opin...

Meyerbeer, Giacomo (1791-1864) opera compose

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 H. Francke

Francke has written: ‘Dear Brodsky think of your friend H Francke sometimes’.

Francke, H. (dates unknown)

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