Camille Saint-Saens

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Saint-Saens’ personal calling card.

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CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS (1835 – 1921)

French Composer and Pianist

Saint-Saens was a major European composer and pianist of the 19th Century. He is best known for his work The Carnival of the Animals, and the opera Samson and Delilah. His students include Gabriel Faure and Maurice Ravel.

Vittorio Gui

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Gui’s personal calling card.

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VITTORIO GUI (1885 – 1975)

Italian Conductor and Composer

Gui was a respected conductor of the 20th Century, working with such names as Arturo Toscanini and Thomas Beecham. He founded the Maggio Musicale Florentino festival in 1933, and was the musical director of the Glyndebourne Festival between 1951-1963.

Jules Massenet

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Massenet’s calling card which is signed and inscribed by him.

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JULES MASSENET (1842 – 1912)

French Composer

Massenet was a famous music composer during the Belle Epoque of the late nineteenth century. He also composed many operas, of which Manon and Werther are his best known.