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    Evocations of famous composers, sciencists, discoverers and historical figures.

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    When Richard Wagner came to Paris for the firstnight of his opera "Lohengrin" in 1891, he played the piano at the German Embassy, the former Hotel de Beauharnais built by Napoleon's stepson, Eugene Beauharnais.


    Telescope, triangle, magnet compass, hourglass and pendulum clock (16th and 17th), which belonged to Galileo Galilei.


    Empress Eugenie's clothes,umbrella and walking stick in her dressing room, Chateau de CompiŠgne,France.


    Chateau de Coppet,Switzerland, Mme. de Stael's home. Room Mme.Recamier used when staying with her friend. Sculpture: a portrait bust of Stael.


    Trinity College Library. On the lectern, in the foreground, some of Sir Isaac Newton's publications. The library was built by Sir Christopher Wren.


    First edition of the "Dialogo" by Galilei in which he supported Copernicus' view that the sun was the center of the universe: the publication brought Galilei before the Inquisition.


    Ludwig van Beethoven's Amati violin on the piano in his house in Bonn.


    Napiers bones (first instruments used to calculate Logarithms), a compass, a square and some of Isaac Newtons manuscripts on his work table in the Trinity College Library.


    Convent of Port Royal de Paris, the Capitular Hall. This room was the spiritual center of French Jansenism in the 17th.

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    Hall of the Imperial Diet in Regensburg.In 1613 Kepler upon imperial order,asked the delegates to replace the Julian Calender with the Gregorian.The Protestant's refusal to adopt the new reckoning,left Germany with two different calendars for almost 100 years.


    Franz Schubert's eyeglasses on the manuscript of song "Gretchen am Spinnrad", written for Therese Grob (Portrait 25-01-02/9).


    Franz Schubert's eyeglasses on the manuscript of the song "Gretchen am Spinnrad", written for Therese Grob (Portrait 25-01-02/9).


    Manuscript of Ludwig van Beethoven's Third Symphony "Eroica", and his hearing aid, an ear trumpet.


    Concert Hall where many of Haydn's symphonies and operas were first performed. Joseph Haydn was music master at the Esterhazy Court.


    Cembalo, built by Domenico Pesaurensis in 1546. The open score is of Renaissance music. On the instrument various contemporary musical manuscripts.

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    La Vallee aux loups, house in which writer and statesman Francois-Rene Vicomte de Chateaubriand lived from 1807-1818. Mme. de Recamier was a frequent visitor. The dining room.


    Chateau de Sache. In this room Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) wrote his famous novels "Le Pere Goriot" and "Le Lys dans la Vallee". Room and furniture have remained unchanged.


    The masters lodge at Trinity College. Next to the fireplace a portrait of Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the college.


    Room where Albert Einstein lived and completed his Theory of Relativity in Berne,Switzerland. His favorite pass-time was playing Mozart's music on the violin.


    Einstein's theory of Relativity: there is no absolute time. Time is a function of the movement of planets. No interval of time is independent of the system to which it is referred. A clock attached to any moving system runs at a different time from a stationary clock


    Galileo Galilei's room in Florence, with his astronomical instruments


    World map and globe, 1507 by Martin Waldseemueller, and a scale model of Christopher Columbus' flagship, the "Santa Maria".


    "Papageno-Gate" of the Theater an der Wien, Vienna. The firstnight of the Magic Flute,on September 30,1791, took place at the Freihaus-Theatre in Vienna,but soon moved to the "Theater an der Wien",Vienna's oldest opera stage.


    Entrance door of the Theater an der Wien, topped by the double-headed eagle, symbol of Imperial Austria. Beneath it a small group of figures from Mozart's opera The Magic Flute.


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