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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 Davidovich (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Visitors' Book

Many distinguished visitors to the College were invited to sign the Visitors' Book (it is not known by whom the book was kept). Most visitors signed their names, but others included messages, drawings and musical sketches to commemorate the ...

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Anna Brodsky to Nina Grieg

Anna writes to Nina as she sits under the fragrant firs while not far away the orchestra plays waltzes by Johann Strauss. Anna writes that she and Adolph wish to enjoy some of the modern composers, Debussy, Max Reger, Delius, etc., but what they ...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edvard Grieg

This photocopy is rather faint and occasionally Brodsky's spidery writing is indecipherable. Adolph Brodsky writes enthusiastically to Edvard Grieg. Brodsky explains in reply to Professor Kretschmar that the concerts were Hallé's perso...

Brodsky, Adolph Davidovich (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edvard Grieg

Adolph Brodsky is delighted to have received the score with Edvard's inscription on the title page and thanks Grieg heartily for this Christmas present. He writes in haste as he must pack and go off in a few hours. They are playing in Frank...

Brodsky, Adolph Davidovich (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph Brodsky

Grieg is annoyed that Herr Urbanek in Prague has not given definite dates. Concert agencies in other towns are pressurising him. Grieg sends the score of a newly published orchestral piece about which he has been writing or speaking for years. ...

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

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina thanks Anna for her last letter. Röntgen has already read the corrections to the quartet pieces and sent them back to Hinrichsen: they will soon be published. When Nina receives them from Hinrichsen, she will immediately send the Brodskys a...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer