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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

Tchaikovsky, Concerto for violin, Op. 35, with pianoforte accompaniment

This music belonged to Kathleen Forster of Pendleton, who at the age of 16 entered the Royal Manchester College of Music in October 1919. As Kathleen Forster was a pupil of Brodsky, the fingering and bowing on the violin part may have been added ...

Forster, Kathleen (fl.1900s-1920s), violinist, teacher at the Northern School 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 Edvard Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Edvard Grieg is writing to Anna Brodsky on behalf of his wife Nina who is ill. She has been lying in a clinic for 3 weeks as she has a problem with her knees which may be the consequence of too much mineral water. Nina has been taking mineral wa...

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

Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

Grieg thanks Brodsky for inviting them. He may have to return home prestissimo because of the coronation in Drontheim, but that is unlikely since he has refused to write a cantata for the event. He will be travelling to Warsaw at the end of Marc...

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

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

Tchaikovsky is pleased to have a letter from Brodsky and is delighted to be able to write to him directly instead of through Kupernik and Jurgenson. Tchaikovsky wrote to the latter after chancing upon the Neue Freie Presse in which Hanslick descr...

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

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