Saint-Saëns, Camille, French composer (1835-1921). Autograph letter signed "C SnSs".

Paris, [postmarked 8 Nov. 1894].

12mo. 3 lines. In crayon.


Pneumatic post "petit bleu" to the librettist Jean-Louis Croze, informing him that he should not come to Saint-Saëns' house, as the composer was absent: "Ne venez pas je ne serai pas à la maison [...]".

The young poet Jean-Louis Croze (1865-1955) collaborated with the famous composer on at least three occasions, most importantly on Saint-Saëns' only ballett "Javotte", which premiered on 3 December 1896 at the Lyon Opera. In 1894 Saint-Saëns wrote his cantata for soprano and orchestra "Pallas Athéné", op. 98, to a poem by Croze.

Well preserved.

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