Massenet Edition

DSpace Repository

Massenet Edition

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.other Jules Massenet es
dc.contributor.other Orchestre de l'Opéra-Comique es
dc.contributor.other Paris Conservatoire Orchestra es
dc.contributor.other Albert Wolff es
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-22T22:48:08Z
dc.date.available 1996
dc.date.available 2013-07-22T22:48:08Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.issued 2013-07-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3548
dc.description.abstract Today Jules Massenet is best known for the operas Manon and Werther and the solo violin Méditation, from Thaïs. During his lifetime, however, Massenet was one of the most prolific and celebrated operatic composers on earth. The public anxiously awaited his output, and Massenet became both wealthy and famous practicing his craft. His legacy endures because of his ability to create music which portrays the intimacy of human relationships and the emotions and conflicts that arise from them. His gift for melody is reflected in a variety of arias that are among the most beautiful in the French operatic repertoire. He was also a brilliant orchestrator, a skill which allowed him to capture the moods and colors of a wide variety of places and eras. In addition to opera, Massenet composed songs, oratorios, ballets and orchestral works, as well as chamber music and works for solo piano. Massenet was born in Montaud, France, to the family of a struggling metal worker. At the tender age of 10, he was admitted to the Paris Conservatory, where he studied with famed operatic composer Ambroise Thomas. In 1863, Massenet won the Prix de Rome, a prize which allowed him to travel and study in Italy. There the young man experienced the sounds and textures of the region and began to compose in earnest. While in Italy, Massenet met Liszt, who introduced him to his future wife, Mademoiselle Sainte-Marie. Massenet's first opera, a one-act entitled La Grand' Tante (The Great Aunt), was produced (with only moderate success) at the Opéra-Comique in 1867. In 1877 Massenet's exotic opera Le Roi de Lahore (The King of Lahore) had a highly successful premiere at the Paris Opera, marking the beginning of his ascendancy as France's most prolific and celebrated operatic composer. In 1878, his former teacher, Thomas, invited him to become a professor at the Paris Conservatory. Massenet achieved considerable success as a teacher, influencing an entire generation of French composers, including Gustav Charpentier and the song composer Reynaldo Hahn. A highly prolific composer, Massenet worked continuously throughout his life, completing a great deal of music in addition to his 25 published operas. His approximately 250 songs often reflect the same melodic ingenuity and expressiveness that define his operatic works. Massenet composed several song cycles, including Poéme d'Avril (April Poem), which is often identified as the first French song cycle. Among the most famous of his solo songs are "Ouvre tes yeux bleus" (Open your blue eyes) and "Si tu veux, Mignonne" (If you wish it, sweetheart). The composer's First Orchestral Suite (originally entitled Symphony in F) premiered in 1867. This was the first of seven suites by Massenet, with programmatic subjects ranging from Alsace (Scènes alsaciennes, 1882) to Hungary (Scènes hongroises, 1871), and from Shakespeare (Scénes dramatiques, 1875) to Fairyland (Scènes de féerie, 1881). The most famous of his orchestral suites, Scénes pittoresques (Picturesque Scenes), was first performed in Paris during March of 1874. Massenet also composed several ballets, including La Cigale, Espada, and Les Rosati. In addition to Marie-Magdeleine, his oratorios include Ève (1875) and La Terre promise (The promised land, 1900). He wrote a considerable amount of incidental music for plays, including Sardou's Le Crocodile (1886) and Racine's Phèdre (1900). His only piano concerto was first performed in 1903 and receives occasional modern performances. © Robert Barefield, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD 23-- Rarities & Historic Recordings-- La Navarraise ; Nocturne-- Les Érinnyes ; Invocation-- Chérubin ; Air de nina (Act I) (arr. Douglas Gamley), Entracte (Act III), Aubade : Vive amour qui rêve (Act III)-- Ariane ; Lamento d’ Ariane-- Phèdre ; Ouverture-- Werther ; Prélude (La Nuit de Noel Act IV)-- Scène pittoresques orchestral suite No. 4 ; I. Marche, II. Air de ballet, III. Angélus, IV. Fête bohème-- Scènes alsaciennes orchestral suite No. 7 ; I. Diamanche matin, II. Au cabaret, III. Sous les tilleuls / Robert Cordier, Cello / André Boutard, Clarinet, IV. Dimanche soir-- es
dc.format.extent 79:48min es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (79 min., 48 seg) : Stereo 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte F.m Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 794046406 es
dc.subject.lcsh Operas, Suite es
dc.title Massenet Edition es
dc.title.alternative Rarities & Historic Recordings es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder Decca Music Group Limited es
dc.identifier.classification 028947839637 es
dc.subject.cdu Mase.02 es


Files in this item

Files Length Size Format View Description
1. La Navarraise - Nocturne.wav 3:14 32.69Mb WAV audio wav
2. Les Érinnyes - Invocation.wav 4:58 50.09Mb WAV audio wav
3. Chérubin - Air de nina (Act I).mp3 2:56 4.018Mb MPEG Audio mp3
4. Chérubin - Entracte (Act III).mp3 2:48 3.852Mb MPEG Audio mp3
5. Chérubin - A ... mour qui rêve Act III).mp3 3:49 5.228Mb MPEG Audio mp3
6. Ariane - Lamento d’ Ariane.wav 6:15 63.15Mb WAV audio wav
7. Phèdre - Ouverture.wav 8:51 89.25Mb WAV audio wav
8. Werther - Prélude (La Nuit de Noel Act IV).wav 8:53 89.60Mb WAV audio wav
9. I. Scène pit ... l suite No. 4 - Marche.mp3 3:18 4.527Mb MPEG Audio mp3
10. I. Scène pi ... l suite No. 4 - Marche.mp3 2:36 3.574Mb MPEG Audio mp3
11. II. Scène p ... suite No. 4 - Angélus.mp3 4:59 6.844Mb MPEG Audio mp3
12. IV. Scène p ... te No. 4 - Fête bohème.mp3 5:05 6.970Mb MPEG Audio mp3
13. I. Scènes a ... o. 7 - Diamanche matin.mp3 6:48 9.330Mb MPEG Audio mp3
14. II. Scènes ... ite No. 7 - Au cabaret.mp3 5:03 6.929Mb MPEG Audio mp3
15. III. Scènes ... 7 - Sous les tilleuls.mp3 5:07 7.028Mb MPEG Audio mp3
16. IV. Scènes ... No. 7 - Dimanche soir.mp3 5:48 7.966Mb MPEG Audio mp3
Chérubin - Completo.wav 9:24 94.90Mb WAV audio wav
Scène pittoresq ... suite No. 4 - Completo.wav 318.7Mb WAV audio wav
Scènes alsacien ... suite No. 7 - Completo.wav 22:36 228.0Mb WAV audio wav

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record