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Brodsky Papers Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer
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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 (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Programme of a concert given by Adolph Brodsky with RJ Forbes

This concert was performed as part of the Tuesday Mid-Day Concert series, held at the Houldsworth Hall in Manchester. This was the 164th concert, performed on Tue 25 Mar 1919. Adolph Brodsky played Elgar’s Violin Concerto, Op. 61, with RJ Forbes...

Autograph practice letter initialled from Anna Brodsky to Alice Elgar

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...

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

Autograph letter signed from Edward Elgar to Adolph Brodsky

Elgar writes to Dr. Brodsky about the arrangements for the concert which will be for their own subscribers. Elgar is not satisfied with the proposed programme and suggests that it might stand thus: Tchaikovsky or Volkmann Quintet; then solo '...

Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer

Autograph letter signed from Edward Elgar to Adolph Brodsky

Elgar has written a string quartet and dedicated it to the Brodsky Quartet. He asks for news of Fuchs etc. Elgar had a severe operation to his throat early in the year and he and Lady Elgar came down to this cottage in the woods where he has res...

Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer

Autograph letter signed from Edward Elgar to Adolph Brodsky

Elgar is glad that Brodsky likes the idea of the quartet dedication which gives Elgar such pleasure. Mr. Reed's Quartet is playing it through before printing. Unlimited time is required for rehearsing the concerto so that its score comes of...

Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer

Autograph letter signed from Edward Elgar to Adolph Brodsky

Elgar has not yet been able to send "nice clean copies" of the Quartet to Brodsky as publication has been deferred because of N.C. Copyright. However he hopes to post a set to him that very day with his love and admiration. Dated 28 Ma...

Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer

Autograph letter signed from Edward Elgar to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

Elgar thanks the Brodskys for the beautiful account of Christmas Eve [one of Anna Brodksy's booklets, entitled 'Christmas Eve in Old Russia']. He sends his good wishes as ever to the Brodskys. It is dated 17 Dec 1924.

Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer

Autograph letter signed from Edward Elgar to Anna Brodsky

Elgar thanks Mrs. Brodsky for her charming sketches which he values greatly. He is overwhelmed by her kind references to himself. Elgar often thinks of Brodsky's old spacious study and regrets that he, Elgar is so far away from the scene of...

Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer

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