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Hallé Orchestra (1858-present)
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Autograph annual report of the RMCM

This report appears incomplete. Brodsky pays tribute to the piano teacher Dayas who died the previous spring. Dayas taught at the college for 7 years until his untimely death at the age of 39. Brodsky has had difficulty in replacing Dayas but h...

Cutting from the Manchester Guardian

In this newspaper cutting from The Manchester Guardian, is reproduced a picture from the Illustrated London News of 16 May 1857. This shows the opening of the Art Treasures Exhibition in Manchester on 5 May. The Prince Consort stands at the top o...

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Autograph letter signed from Olga Neruda to Adolph Brodsky

Olga writes at great length to Brodsky. At the outbreak of the Great War she was in Wiesbaden and as she could not return to London in the September, she lost her post at the Guildhall School of Music. She then spent a few years in Kobenhagen wh...

Neruda, Olga (1858-1945) pianist, teacher at the Royal Manchester College of Music

Autograph letter signed from Clyde Twelvetrees to Adolph Brodsky

Twelvetrees informs Brodsky that he has just accepted the position of principal 'cello in the Hallé Orchestra next season and, as these concerts will hardly provide a living, he asks Brodsky's advice about finding pupils. He has had 15 ...

Twelvetrees, Clyde (1865-1956), cellist

Autograph letter signed from Harry Mortimer to Adolph Brodsky

Harry Mortimer (clarinettist) believes there is a vacancy in the Hallé orchestra, owing to Mr. Brough going to the Scottish Orchestra. Mortimer should like to obtain the post, particularly as he has waited a long time. Mortimer is also writing t...

Mortimer, Harry (fl.1910s-1940), Clarinettist

Autograph letter signed to Adolph Brodsky from Ada Speelman

Ada Speelman writes to Brodsky in sorrow and gratitude for his help (Simon died in 1920). She is displeased with Forsyth and the Pier Company. Simon had also been hurt after his wife had written to Mr. Forsyth to say that he was too ill to fulfi...

Speelman, Ada (fl.1920s)

Autograph letter from Charles Hallé to Adolph Brodsky, with accompanying envelope

Hallé introduces himself to Brodsky, mentions that Willy Hess must leave England because of ill-health and offers Brodsky three vacant posts: Principal Teacher [Violin] at the RMCM, including direction of the ensemble and orchestral class amountin...

Hallé, Charles (1819-1895), Knight; pianist, conductor, founder of Royal Manchester College of Music

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