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

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    A letter by Gustav Mahler, asking for exemption from tuition fees at the Vienna Music Conservatory. On the left his immatriculation for 1875 and a photograph of him (1901).

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    Geometry room of Collegium Maius (old university). Nicolas Copernicus studied at this university in 1502.

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    A medieval tavern. Reconstruction in the basement of the Collegium Maius (old university) in Cracow, Poland.

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    Nicolas Copernicus' treatise "De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium libri sex". Library of the Collegium Maius.

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    Telescope (16th), Tycho de Brahe's handwritten "Tables of Sines" and the first edition of Copernicus' "Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies," annotated by Tycho de Brahe.

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    Telescope and other astronomical instruments, built by Galileo, on the terrace of San Marco, Venice, where they were shown to the Doge. Instruments from the Museo della Scienza, Florence.

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    Room in the Villa Bertramka (composer Duschek's house), Prague's suburb of Smichov, where Mozart stayed in 1787 for the performance of the "Marriage of Figaro" and whe he finished "Don Giovanni" for the opera's firstnight at Prague's Staendetheater (Tyl-Theatre).

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    Cell with brazier and tall prior's chair described by George Sand in her book "A winter in Mallorca". She and lover Frederic Chopin spent the winter of 1838 at the Carthusian Abbey of Valdemosa.

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    Giuseppe Verdi's room at the Hotel Milan with his table, his playing cards, and a telegram.

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    During his stay in London,Joseph Haydn was painted by Thomas Hardy. The piano in the background was used by Haydn for his concerts.

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    Napoleon's Tomb under the cupola of "Les Invalides" Paris, France. On December 15, 1840, the Emperor's remains were transferred from his exile on the island of St. Helena where he died on May 5, 1821.

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    A room at the University of Ferrara. Here Nicolas Copernicus was made Doctor of Canon Law in 1503. On the table the City Register: entry on the right certifies that he was promoted Doctor of Theology.

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    Isaac Newton's work table in the garden of Woolsthorpe Manor, under an offspring of the famous apple tree.

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    Table with two of Johannes Kepler's letters: one to his wife, the other to Emperor Rudolf II. Globe, sundial, and hourglass.

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    Terrace of Belvedere Castle used by Tycho de Brahe and Johannes Kepler for their astronomical observations Quadrant by Habermehl of Dresden and a small globe.

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    Reproduction of the sky by night with movements of the Planets Mars, Venus, and Mercury. Johannes Kepler was the first to observe the elliptic motion of the spheres

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    Garden of writer George Sand's country house in Nohant, France, where Chopin spent many summers resting and composing.

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    Ludwig van Beethoven's organ-desk.

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    Theatre with grand piano from Boesendorfer in Berndorf.

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    Score from which Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was first performed. Oboe by Wolfgang Kuess, Vienna (1820).

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    Professor Louis Pasteur's instruments: a glass balloon with swan's neck for his experiments to disprove the idea of a "spontaneous creation"; a glass bottle with the marrow of a rabbit infected with rabies, dried to increase the virus' virulence (1884).

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    On January 4, 1642, Isaac Newton was born in this room. The scientific instruments are from a later period of his life.

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    Laboratory at the Technische Hochschule in Zurich with instruments dating from the time when Albert Einstein studied there.

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    Albert Einstein's desk in the patent-office where he prepared his Theory of Relativity. Bern, Switzerland

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