Brodsky, Adolph

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Brodsky, Adolph (b Taganrog, Russia, 1851; d Manchester, 1929). Russ. violinist and teacher. Joined staff of Moscow Cons. and later Leipzig. Gave f.p. of Tchaikovsky vn. conc., Vienna, 1881. From 1890 to 1894 was leader of NYSO. Leader of Hallé Orch., Manchester, 1895, but on Hallé's death in Oct. 1895 succeeded him as Prin., RMCM, holding this post until 1929. Brodsky Qt. concerts were notable feature of Eng. mus. life; Elgar ded. his str. qt. in E minor to the Brodsky team. Among many famous Brodsky pupils was Arthur Catterall.