French composer Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) prevented which even more-prominent classical musician from becoming a member of the Institut de France?

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Answer: Claude Debussy
More information: Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns had a real tiff with Claude Debussy - which culminated in him successfully petitioning to deny Debussy admission into the Institut de France - seemingly not due to any personal beef but rather a dislike of Debussy's musical style and younger composers in general.


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