Item AB/835 - Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

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GB GB1179 AB-AB/835


Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky


  • 1907 (Creation)

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Nina is delighted to have Anna's letter which she had been longing for. Percy Grainger's mother sent a mass of press cuttings of reviews after the Grieg concert: many are satisfied but the quartet has been criticised: "its tricky mannerism and its thin little pipe of romance". This has distressed Nina who does not believe that Edvard's creations are of only fleeting value and that he has lived in vain. Percy has written to her from Blackburn: "it was such a joy to meet dear, kind Brodsky and to play with him." Nina hopes that Brodsky feels the same about Percy. He played the piano concerto wonderfully in Kopenhagen. Anna has invited Nina to stay and Nina may consider a visit to England to the Brodskys and the Graingers in the New Year. She has a pleasant flat with her sister and sisters-in-law, in the same hotel where she always stayed with Edvard. She again expresses her appreciation that Brodsky came to Bergen for the funeral. Dated 1 Nov 1907.

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