Brewster, an American in origin, was married to Lisl Herzogenberg
's sister Julia. His friendship with Smyth became complicated when both realised their feelings, both by his marriage and by her passionate devotion to Lisl...
Heinrich von Herzogenberg
and his wife Lisl
befriended her generously, so that she soon became a semi-detached member of the Herzogenberg family.
Collis, Louise. Impetuous Heart: The Story of Ethel Smyth. William Kimber, 1984.
They introduced her to many composers, including Brahms
(who apparently snubbed her),...