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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 Edvard Grieg to Adolph Brodsky

Grieg thanks Brodsky for so much that was good in the year 1906 and hopes that they will meet again in 1907. Grieg has written to Urbanek in Prague to tell him the truth. Urbanek has been blaming the Brodsky Quartet for the delay. Dated 31 Dec ...

Grieg, Edvard Hagerup (1843-1907), Composer, Pianist, Conductor

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

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

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

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

Autograph letter signed from Olive E. Baguley to Adolph Brodsky

Olive Baguley was secretary of the Hallé Concerts Society. She has been requested by Mr Harty to confirm the engagement of the Brodsky Quartet to appear in his series of Chamber Concerts on Monday, 1 October 1923, at a fee of twenty guineas. The...

Baguley, Olive E. (fl.1923), secretary of the Hallé Concerts Society

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

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