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Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer
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Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

Adolph writes most appreciatively to Edward Elgar after he and his wife Anna have just heard "The Dream of Gerontius". [Elgar conducted a performance of "Gerontius" in Hanley on 13 March 1903.] The original is dated 12 Mar 1...

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

Photocopy of an autograph postcard signed from Edward Elgar to Carice Elgar

This picture postcard which Elgar sent to his daughter is of the Brodsky Quartet [Brodsky, Rawdon Briggs, Speelman and Fuchs]. The postcard is addressed to Miss Carice Elgar, Craeg Lea, Malvern. Elgar has written on the picture side of this post...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

This letter is a reminder to Dr. Elgar of what happened at an interview between Brodsky and Elgar at the Grand Hotel, Manchester. Brodsky invites Elgar to become Professor of Instrumentation and Composition at the Royal Manchester College of Mus...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

Adolph Brodsky thanks Elgar for his letter of refusal. Brodsky had not dared to expect Elgar to accept. Meanwhile Brodsky is looking forward to meeting the Elgars at the festival in Morecambe. Mrs. Brodsky will also be going. The original is d...

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

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

Brodsky is absolutely delighted that Elgar has dedicated his string quartet to the Brodsky Quartet. Walter Hatton has now replaced Fuchs. Brodsky hopes that Elgar has recovered from his severe operation. Brodsky tells Elgar that he plays Elgar&...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

Adolph Brodsky is very keen to go to the private performance of Elgar's Quartet and Quintet and wonders if he and his wife could gain admission to it. Brodsky will play Elgar's sonata at a Brodsky Quartet Concert next season. Brodsky w...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

Adolph Brodsky writes admiringly to Edward Elgar of the latter's Quartet which was magnificently performed by the Catterall Quartet. Brodsky is particularly impressed with the first movement "which is a wonderful work of art." Bro...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Adolph Brodsky to Edward Elgar

Brodsky is very sorry to hear from Mr. Griffiths about Elgar's attack of bronchitis and thinks he was very wise not to take "any risques" as Elgar's health is very precious to all who love his music. Brodsky wonders what Elgar...

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

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Anna Brodsky to Edward Elgar

In this letter to "Sir Elgar", Anna expresses great appreciation of Elgar's music and especially his violin concerto which has helped her so much during her long and severe illness. She is very grateful and as she considers him a d...

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

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