SAINT-SAËNS Camille (1835-1921)

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SAINT-SAËNS Camille (1835-1921)

7 L.A.S. "C. Saint-Saëns", 1909-1912, to the cellist and choirmaster Maxime THOMAS; 14 pages most in-8, 5 envelopes.
April 17, 1910: on June 7, he will be in London for the concert of Joseph
HOLLMAN "where one will hear for the first time the Duo for V[iolo]n and V[iolonc]elle [The Muse and the Poet] that you will probably play some day, which will do him great honor and me great pleasure"; he regrets not hearing the Night and the two Songs... May 7, 1912, thanking with a bouquet "arrived just in time to celebrate a new piano that is being brought to me"... 28 May, asking to withdraw his name from the programme and to "have the piano part of the little duets played by another. I am asked to play them at the Trocadero! and as I don't want to, I must be deprived of the pleasure of playing them at your concert".... Antwerp 7 November: the performance of L'Ancêtre is delayed, so he cannot leave Antwerp, and regrets not being able to attend the concert: "I would have liked so much to hear that Fire from the Sky that I don't hear often! 20 November: "When you need a good violinist, I recommend my friend Mr. Diaz Albertini, to whom I dedicated my Havanaise"... Etc.
Attached is an autograph business card; plus a draft of a letter from Thomas and a letter to him addressed to
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