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Brodsky, Adolph (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music
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Autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Ecray de Claxton, with accompanying receipt

Brodsky sends a letter with the receipt for his Guadagnini violin to Mr. Claxton. In this friendly letter Brodsky thanks Mr. Claxton for the cheque and admits that he is missing the violin but adds humorously that Mrs. Brodsky is glad that he has...

Brodsky, Adolph (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edvard Grieg

The Brodskys accompanied by two pupils, Anton Maaskoff and Alfred Barker, and Anna's niece, Nina, have just visited Edvard and Nina Grieg at Troldhaugen. Adolph Brodsky has been delighted to receive Edvard Grieg's letter and is pleased ...

Brodsky, Adolph (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Autograph marriage certificate of Adolph and Anna Brodsky

The marriage took place between Adolph Davidov Brodsky aged 29 and Anna L'vovna Skadowsky aged 27 on 1 May 1880 in Sebastopol Petropavloskaia Tserkov'. [Peter Paul Church]. The certificate has been stamped in Kherson on 8 May 1895 and a...

Brodsky, Adolph (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Autograph text of a speech given to the Debating Society

After a preamble about Mrs. Brodsky's promise that Dr Brodsky would speak to the Debating Society, Brodsky admits that he would much rather play the works of composers than speak about them. Brodsky decided to speak on how to teach the violi...

Brodsky, Adolph (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Autograph visiting card signed from Adolph Brodsky to Heinrich von Herzogenberg

Adolph Brodsky uses one of Heinrich von Herzogenberg's visiting cards to convey a message to him in his absence. Brodsky has called to say farewell as they go off in a couple of days. He hopes they will resume good neighbourly relations nex...

Brodsky, Adolph (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

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

Newscutting of a photograph of Adolph Brodsky and R.J. Forbes

The caption below the photograph reads: Mr. R.J. Forbes [left], who has been appointed principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music in succession to the late Dr. Brodsky [right].

Brodsky, Adolph (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Newscutting of a report of the death of Adolph Brodsky

This report of Brodsky's death has been cut from a local newspaper. It mentions that Brodsky died in a Manchester nursing home. He had had an operation on Christmas Day and another a couple of days before his death, which had been successfu...

Brodsky, Adolph (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

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