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Novácek, Ottokar Eugen (1866-1900), Composer and violinist Brodsky, Adolph (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music
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Autograph letter signed from Ottokar Novacek to Adolph Brodsky

Novacek, who has been in Leipzig, thanks Brodsky for his letter. Novacek has sent his Suite to Dr. Abraham and hopes he will be more satisfied. Novacek has demanded pay three months in advance and will give Dr.Abraham everything he writes. Kape...

Novácek, Ottokar Eugen (1866-1900), Composer and violinist

Autograph letter signed from Ottokar Novacek to Adolph Brodsky

Novacek replies to Brosdsky's invitation to him to recuperate in England. He declines because of the English weather and the sea crossing, much though he would love to come. Petri played the quartet in Dresden on the 14th of this month: it ...

Novácek, Ottokar Eugen (1866-1900), Composer and violinist

Autograph letter signed from Ottokar Novacek to Adolph Brodsky

Novacek hopes that Brodsky has received his letter in Switzerland. He thanks him for his and for the eagerly awaited 100 marks. Novacek is distressed that he depends on Brodsky and not a millionaire for money. For this reason he has definitely ...

Novácek, Ottokar Eugen (1866-1900), Composer and violinist

Autograph letter signed from Ottokar Novacek to Adolph Brodsky

Novacek has learned with some disbelief from Frau Busoni that Brodsky is delighted that Novacek is writing a new quartet. This has surprised Novacek since Brodsky had not wanted to see him recently and Novacek thought he had lost Brodsky's s...

Novácek, Ottokar Eugen (1866-1900), Composer and violinist

Autograph letter signed from Ottokar Novacek to Adolph Brodsky

Novacek writes a very enthusiastic letter of thanks to Brodsky who has sent him good news about Novacek's first attempts [at composition?]. Novacek is overjoyed and writes at 2.30am [on a Thursday].

Novácek, Ottokar Eugen (1866-1900), Composer and violinist

Autograph letter signed from Ottokar Novacek to Adolph Brodsky

Novacek writes a begging letter requesting the five pounds a few days before the 1st [of November] since he has lost 20 marks in the most stupid way. Novacek plans to write many compositions this winter. Petri from Dresden admired the E flat maj...

Novácek, Ottokar Eugen (1866-1900), Composer and violinist

Autograph letter signed from Ottokar Novacek to Adolph Brodsky

Novacek is well and enjoying the beautiful village of Tusnad. He will be travelling to Leipzig in a month and wonders if Brodsky will be there. He does not have his address in Russia. Novacek has been working diligently and will soon finish a s...

Novácek, Ottokar Eugen (1866-1900), Composer and violinist

Autograph letter signed fom Ottokar Novacek to Adolph Brodsky

This undated letter was written on a Sunday. Novacek thanks Brodsky for the sympathy and the telegram which brought him salvation. Novacek illustrates his letter with three quotations from his second quartet, op.10 in E flat major.

Novácek, Ottokar Eugen (1866-1900), Composer and violinist

Autograph letter signed from Ottokar Novacek to Adolph Brodsky

Novacek is deeply grateful to Brodsky whose letter came as a ray of sunshine. Novacek asks if he may send Brodsky's letter with the score to Hausen. Novacek will never forget Brodsky's tone in the Adagio. Ottokar requests that Brodsky...

Novácek, Ottokar Eugen (1866-1900), Composer and violinist

Autograph letter signed from Ottokar Novacek to Adolph Brodsky

This undated letter was written on a Tuesday. This is a very sad, begging letter to Adolph Brodsky from Ottokar Novacek who has fallen on hard times. Novacek wants to take a year off work to establish himself as a composer. He has sent his quar...

Novácek, Ottokar Eugen (1866-1900), Composer and violinist

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