Autograph letter signed, dated : Bône (Algeria) Dec. 27 1900, to an unidentified recipient, 1900 Dec. 27.


Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921. Autograph letter signed, dated : Bône (Algeria) Dec. 27 1900, to an unidentified recipient, 1900 Dec. 27.

Autograph letter signed, dated : Bône (Algeria) Dec. 27 1900, to an unidentified recipient, 1900 Dec. 27.

Discussing at length the casting, costumes, and staging of Les barbares, asking about the Messidor affair, expressing the hope that the new century will be a good one--the 19th is dying but will have a great place in history--, mentioning [Meyerbeer's] Huguenots, Hansen, Alma-Tadéma, Hatto, Héglon, Alvarez, Rousselière, Noté, Racine, etc.

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