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Autograph letter signed from Edvard Grieg to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

Grieg is relieved that the Norwegian Music Festival is over and he can breathe again, after more than 6 months’ strain and unbelievable chauvinistic furore in the Norwegian press. The festival has been an outstanding success [3,000 audience in 7 ...

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

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

Tchaikovsky has written to Brodsky from Paris but has had no reply and assumes that the letter never arrived. He tells Brodsky how much he loves him and Anna and Olga Lvovna; and recalls the wonderful hours spent with them in Leipzig. He has had...

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

Photograph album belonging to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

This album covers the lives of Adolph and Anna Brodsky from their respective childhoods through Brodsky's musical career until they were well established in Manchester. Interpolated in the album are quotations of poetry in English and German...

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 practice letter initialled from Anna Brodsky to Alice Elgar

The Brodskys have just received a letter from Lady Elgar reporting that Sir Edward is unwell. The Brodskys hope that he will soon be quite well again. Mrs. Brodsky tells Lady Elgar that her husband plays or studies the Elgar Concerto every day. ...

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

Photocopy of a printed Christmas card from Adolph and Anna Brodsky [to Edward and Alice Elgar]

The wording on this card reads thus: With kindest thoughts and wishes for Christmas and the New Year from Dr. & Mrs. Brodsky. If this card was illustrated, the image has not shown up on the photocopy. The card is undated, and it is unclear w...

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

Autograph letter signed from Ferruccio Busoni to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

Busoni is overjoyed that his wife Gerda gave birth to a son on the 1st of February. The event has created a little revolution in the house. On the previous day, the 4th of February, came the unexpected news that dear Novacek is no more. Busoni ...

Busoni, Ferruccio Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto (1866-1924), Composer, Pianist

Autograph letter signed from Ferruccio Busoni to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

Busoni writes that he had had the best of intentions of spending more time with the Brodskys and thanks them for their friendly attentiveness towards him. He looks forward to the celebration for Grieg on 12 November. He will do his best with dev...

Busoni, Ferruccio Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto (1866-1924), Composer, Pianist

Autograph letter signed from Edward Elgar to Anna Brodsky

Elgar writes an immediate letter of condolence to Mrs. Brodsky on the death of her husband, Adolph Brodsky [22 January 1929.]. He has sent the letter to the R. College of Music, Manchester, with "please forward at once" written on the b...

Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer

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