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Picard, Leon (fl.1900s-fl.1940s)
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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

Autograph letter from Olga Skadowsky to Adolph Brodsky

This letter is incomplete. Olga writes to wish Adolph a happy birthday. She has not heard from the Brodskys for 14 months although she has written many times. Nor has she heard from Leon for 14 months. Olga is well and working harder than ever...

Skadowsky, Olga (fl.1856–1940)

Autograph letter signed from Anna Brodsky to Olga Skadowsky.

Leon Skadowsky is a brother of Anna and Olga. The family comprised 11 children. Anna is delighted to have received Olga's letter dated 24 December 1918. The previous letter received from Olga had been written in November 1917. Letters se...

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

Autograph letter signed from Johan C. Hock to Leon Picard

Johan Hock writes to Leon Picard about the Guarnerius violin which belonged to Adolph Brodsky. Hock has been in correspondence with Hill & Sons who seem reluctant to authenticate the instrument. If they do not think the instrument is a genui...

Hock, Johan C. (fl.1920s), member of the Catterall Quartet

Autograph letter signed from Leon Picard to WE Hill & Sons

This note is a practice reply or a copy of his reply to AB/569. Picard requests WE Hill & Sons to send the money for the Guarnerius, less the bill for 11 pounds 4 shillings and sixpence (see account detailed in AB/568), by crossed cheque in a...

Picard, Leon (fl.1900s-fl.1940s)

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Adolph Brodsky

Nina writes very anxiously about Anna to Adolph. She has heard from Frau Behrens how ill Anna is. She is also pleased to hear that "der stumme Fisch" [the silent fish], Anna's nephew Leon Picard, is, to Anna's great joy, wit...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

From what Nina Grieg writes in this letter to Anna Brodsky, we understand that Anna Brodsky has been in Nancy with her sister Olga Picard who has been ill or has faced some misfortune, while Adolph Brodsky has been in Paris with "der stumme f...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina thanks Anna for her letter. Unfortunately Nina has been very ill for four weeks. It was a heart attack and Nina was certainly over on the other side but has come back. She can and ought to do nothing. Nor is Anna very well. They must wai...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina hopes that Edvard's strength will return when summer and the warm weather come. She enquires about Anna's sister Olga and wonders what has become of her son, the silent fish [Leon Picard]. Dated 19 Apr 1905.

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina is delighted to have heard from Anna and appreciates the invitation to visit the Brodskys for a third time. Nina hints at Tchaikovsky's homosexuality. In Kopenhagen he has many warm and charmed followers. He is often played at the Kin...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

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