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Autograph letter, written and signed in pencil].[Paris,] Sunday, [1860s-1870s]. 2 pp. of a folded leaf (22.5 x 17.5 cm).
- Ring, Psychological perspective on Camille Saint-Saëns, pp. 24-25; Studd, Saint-Saëns: a critical biography, pp. 36-37. Autograph letter by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, in which he invites a friend to dinner. Throughout the 1860s and early 1870s Saint-Saëns led a bachelor's existence and shared a large apartment with his mother Françoise-Clémence (1809-1888). On Monday evening the composer and his mother often hosted famous soirées which were attended by numerous composers and musicians. In the letter Saint-Saëns writes that he is instructed by his mother to invite the recipient for dinner on Monday (tomorrow), to make up for the bad dinner of last week.Camille Sint-Saëns (1835-1921) was a French composer of the Romantic era. In 1858 he became organist of La Madeleine, the official church of the French Empire, and in 1861 piano teacher at the École de musique classique et réligieuse. There he conceived his best known piece, Carnival of the animals, which he only finished in 1886. In the years in between he wrote numerous works including the Danse macabre, the opera Samson and Delilah and the Organ Symphony.In excellent condition.
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