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Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer
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Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina thanks Anna for her last book. Autumn is now approaching after a lovely summer. The following week, Nina and Tonny are going to Kristiania and then to winter in Kopenhagen as usual. In a postscript Nina mentions that Tonny is 81 that day a...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina is delighted to have heard from Anna again and asks if Anna is now quite herself again. Nina feels quite sad when Anna tells her of the flowers in her garden. Nina recalls how good the Brodskys were to Nina and Tonny and eulogises the "...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

Nina thanks Adolph for his charming letter in which he describes the Brodskys' lives. Nina is delighted that Anna is getting better. She enquires if Barker is the only new member of the quartet. Maaskoff is Anna's favourite pupil. Ni...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina has received news of Anna from Adolph. She has been wandering around with a large question mark before her eyes. The slightest improvement comes like a ray of sunshine. Nina suggests that Adolph should play to Anna: true art is the best we...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Adolph Brodsky

Nina writes very anxiously about Anna to Adolph. She has heard from Frau Behrens how ill Anna is. She is also pleased to hear that "der stumme Fisch" [the silent fish], Anna's nephew Leon Picard, is, to Anna's great joy, wit...

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

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

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 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

This letter may have been written in the winter of 1910, 1911 or 1913 when Nina wintered at the Hotel d'Angleterre in Kopenhagen. She should have written earlier but she had wanted to chat with Johanne Stockmarre [who sang at a concert in Ma...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

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