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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

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 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

Photograph of the Brodsky Quartet

This photograph is a picture postcard of the Brodsky Quartet comprising Dr. Adolph Brodsky, Mr. Rawdon Briggs, Mr. Simon Speelman and Mr. Carl Fuchs. The postcard has been used by Speelman to communicate with Brodsky in Moscow. It is dated 28 Dec...

Brodsky Quartet (1894-present)

Autograph letter signed from Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky to Adolph Brodsky

Tchaikovsky writes to Brodsky about arrangements for forthcoming concerts. Tchaikovsky himself must conduct the concert on 28th October. Brodsky wanted to come for the Christmas holidays if possible and to this end, Tchaikovsky tried for a conce...

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich (1840-1893), Composer

Autograph postcard signed from Johannes Brahms to Adolph Brodsky

Addressed to: Herrn Adolf Brodsky, Leipzig, Kaiser Wilhelmstraße. It reads: “Einverstanden - namentlich mit [Nr] 1 u. 3 des Programmes Bestens Ihr, J Brahms”. The postcard refers to the forthcoming concert of the Brodsky Quartet in Leipzig on ...

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897), Composer

Autograph letter signed from Eugène Ysaye to Adolph Brodsky

Ysaye has been requested to ask Brodsky and his quartet to accept an engagement in Brussels this winter. There will be 6 concerts devoted to classical chamber works and Joachim and his partners are engaged for the Beethoven session. The Brahms s...

Ysaÿe, Eugène-Auguste (1858-1931), Violinist, Conductor, Composer

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

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