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Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897), Composer
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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 to Anna that she may write in whichever language she likes and rather deprecatingly claims that she is most stupid. In Leipzig they had always spoken in German as they did not know Russian. Nina recalls the days with Tchaikovsky, whi...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina writes of the happy evening hours, the loveliest time of the whole day, when they read alone or aloud and then always go to bed too late since they never want to bring the evening to an end. Edvard is reading "Briefwechsel zwischen Joh....

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Edvard has been ill in bed with bronchitis and asthma. He is now slightly better and has taken a few steps out of the door but is very "unlustig" [not jolly] as Brahms said in his last winter in Vienna. Nina has little faith in doctors...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina writes in great concern to Anna who is suffering from a distended liver. Anna has not seen a doctor. Nina advises her to see a specialist. She quotes Hans Sachs in "Die Meistersinger": "Verachte meinen Meistern nicht" [...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer