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Autograph letter signed from Ferruccio Busoni to Anna Brodsky

Busoni writes to Anna that he has been tired and suffering from overwork. Although he is ready for England on 18th March and firmly resolved to remaining there for 17 days, he was very grateful to Adolph for releasing him from his word and postpo...

Busoni, Ferruccio Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto (1866-1924), Composer, Pianist

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina writes that Edvard has terrible influenza but fortunately Nina had it first and is able to look after him. They plan to travel in March. Nina believes that Kristiania is an absolutely unhealthy town, lying low at the end of the fjord with m...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina reports that Olga Neruda and her sister, Lady Hallé, are in Kristiania; they should have come to the Griegs' that day but they will be playing Brahms, the Chaconne and all other possible things the following evening. The Griegs are over...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

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

Autograph biographical notes of Adolph Brodsky

In these incomplete notes Anna mentions the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto which was premiered by Brodsky in Vienna in 1881. She mentions his 8 years of work in Leipzig and his 3 years in America. She adds his return to Europe and the offer from Si...

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

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina writes most appreciatively to Anna Brodsky of the Brodsky Quartet concert in Kopenhagen the previous evening when the Kopenhagen public gave them an ovation; such an event is rarely heard in Denmark. Nina expresses her fondness for Novacek a...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer