Item AB/578 - Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph Brodsky

Identity area

Reference code

GB GB1179 AB-AB/578


Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph Brodsky


  • 1895 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

1 item

Context area

Name of creator

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Grieg is writing to enquire about the requirements for Hallé's successor. He is making these enquiries on behalf of Professor Dr. Hermann Kretzschmar whom Brodsky knows and who is an inspired and excellent conductor. Above all, Kretzschmar would like to know how to conduct himself and also what duties and salary the position brings. These so-called young idealists do not like to boast about their own achievements these days. Grieg himself conducted the Manchester Orchestra and was enchanted by the achievements of the strings. That was in 1889, Grieg believes. This evening Grieg has been with Siloti at Friszsch's. Grieg closes by recalling the beautiful days with Tchaikovsky. Dated 6 Nov 1895.


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access


Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area