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

  • GB GB1179 AB
  • Collection
  • 1850s-1981

The Brodsky Papers comprise letters, newscuttings, programmes, telegrams, photograph albums, loose photographs, concert tickets, official documents (marriage certificate, diplomas) and music, which were found in the Brodsky home following the deat...

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

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina is anxious at not having heard from Anna Brodsky. Nina wonders when they are coming and if Novacek will be accompanying them. Now Nina has heard from Anna and realises that Anna's sister will also be coming. All will stay at the Grieg...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

Autograph letter signed from Nina Grieg to Anna Brodsky

Nina Grieg is very sorry to hear that Adolph Brodsky has been very ill. Edvard now has rheumatism in both feet and for three weeks could scarcely walk from one chair to another. Now he is much better. He was invited to conduct his own works in ...

Grieg, Nina (1845-1935), Singer

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

This letter is in reply to Elgar's inviting Brodsky to perform in a Hallé concert in celebration of Elgar's seventieth birthday in January 1927. The original is dated ‘November or December 1926’, and it is unclear when this photocopy wa...

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 apologises as his and Anna’s birthday wishes did not reach Elgar, but he repeats them in this message. He signs the letter Annadolph Brodsky. The original is dated 3 Jun 1928, and it is unclear when this photocopy was made.

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 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 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

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

Brodsky submits a programme for a concert [to be given to the Worcester Philharmonic Society] for Elgar's approval: Volkmann's Quartet in G minor; the first movement of Mozart's Concerto for Violin and Viola [to be played by Brodsky...

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

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