Item AB/746 - Autograph practice letter initialled from Anna Brodsky to Alice Elgar

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GB GB1179 AB-AB/746


Autograph practice letter initialled from Anna Brodsky to Alice Elgar


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On the back of the first sheet is the start of a copy in Anna Brodsky's hand of a letter to her from Alice Elgar. In this letter Lady Elgar thanks Anna Brodsky for sending her diary which recalls the happy evening. [The continuation of this letter is in AB/747]. Anna Brodsky thanks Lady Elgar for sending the photograph of Edward Elgar [AB/744] and for her letter with news of the symphony [first performance of the First Symphony in Manchester under Richter to whom it was dedicated, "true artist and friend", on 3 December 1908]. Anna recalls the happy days in Rome and mentions with sadness the poverty of Naples. They are going off to Russia in a month but will be back in September. Anna hopes that the symphony will soon be given here under Richter. In a P.S., Anna mentions that she is enclosing part of her diary.

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