Autograph manuscript signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], August 1891, 1891, August.

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Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921. Autograph manuscript signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], August 1891, 1891, August.

Autograph manuscript signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], August 1891, 1891, August.

Entitled "Franz Liszt," beginning "Les jeunes hommes de la génération présente," mentioning (or alluding to) Beethoven, Hugo, Paganini, Olga Janina, Mozart, Wagner, Weber, Hérold, Bach, Berlioz, Meyerbeer, Schumann, Chopin, Cramer, Clementi, Sgambati, and others. At the end, Saint-Saëns writes out transcriptions of extracts from two letters to him from Liszt: Rome July 14 1869, commenting on Saint-Saëns's Second Piano Concerto; and Rome Dec. 6 1881, explaining his reluctance to travel to cities such as London and Paris, saying that "la triste exécution de la Messe de Gran, en [18]66, et les verbiages consécutifs m'aient laissé une pénible impression."

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