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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

In this letter Nina rejoices with Anna at the Russian Revolution. She wishes Edvard were alive to see it but is glad he does not see all the suffering. Nina is looking forward to peace and to a happy life in art and science. "Music must be...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina has been acting as an intermediary between the Brodskys and Mr. Benis whose letters have been failing to reach their destinations. Nina has written to Mr. Benis and received a card from him written on 17 November. She tries to put their anx...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina apologises for not writing but she has been travelling around Norway and had wanted to send a picture of Edvard's statue which is "just as he walked among us, simple and natural". The statue was unveiled on 4 September, the da...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina thanks Anna for her last letter and for the precious friendship which Nina increasingly values. They have been in Norway for more than a month: first three weeks in Kristiania and now to take some sea baths. Later they intend to go to the m...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina is delighted to have Anna's letter and to know that they are well and safe. The Brodskys are more optimistic about the peace settlements than Nina who is rather negative about world peace. Nina wishes Russia could be rid of the Bolshev...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina thanks Anna for her two letters and is glad to know that the Brodskys are safe and well. Anna has been very anxious about her sister [Olga Skadowsky] to whom Nina has written and will send the answer as soon as it comes. Nina grieves for An...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina has at last received a letter from Mr. Benis as heralded in his telegram. He and all their friends want to know that the Brodskys are safe, well and happy and that they will see them soon. Nina has met Rachmaninov and found him most noble a...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina writes that she has had an operation from which she has recovered but without which she would be dead. They are staying at cloisters for 11 old ladies and are only a short drive from the sea. Nina can still "please her fellow creatures...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina writes to Anna in German but if that is painful for Anna, Nina will do her best in English. Nina is glad to hear that Brodsky's playing is appreciated in Manchester. She recalls returning to the Brodskys' home, seeing the light in...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

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