Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912

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Birth 1842-05-12
Death 1912-08-13
French
English, French, German

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Jules Massenet was a French composer.

From the description of Letters, [ca. 1874-1909]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122616188

From the description of Letter: from Jules Massenet, written on a calling card, [18--?]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571050

From the guide to the Letter: from Jules Massenet, written on a calling card, 18--?, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

From the comédie lyrique in three acts and seven scenes; choreography by Joseph Hansen; first performed in Paris at the Opéra, 16 March 1894. Originally composed for the Opéra-Comique, as Massenet was finishing it in the spring of 1893, the original Thaïs signed a contract with the Opéra, and Massenet composed this ballet during the summer. The ballet was removed in his 1897 revision. Cf. New Grove online; Pitou, S. The Paris Opéra.

From the description of Thaïs : Scène de la tentation : manuscrit : manuscript, [1893] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 706960577

From Massenet's pièce lyrique in five acts; libretto by Henri Cain and Arthur Bernède after the novel by Alphonse Daudet; first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique (Théâtre Lyrique), 27 November 1897.

From the description of Sapho 2e tableau du 3me acte : à intercaler : p[artiti]on p[ian]o & chant : manuscript, [after 1897] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 682618980

Libretto by Barbier and Carré, remained unperformed due to the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war in 1870 and by the siege of Paris in which Massenet served in the national guard. Cf. New Grove Opera.

From the description of Mèduse : fragment de l'acte II (chœur de jeunes grecques & Fabliau) : J. Massenet, 38, rue Malesherbes, Paris : manuscript, [1870?] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 259948664

French composer best known for his operas. His compositions were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

From the description of Jules Massenet note, circa 1860-1912. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 191680414

French composer.

From the description of Document signed, dated : Paris, 15 October 1885, 1885 Oct. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873894

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 2 March 1883, to an unidentified friend, 1883 Mar. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581985

From the description of Manon / opéra comique en quatre actes / et six tableaux. / Poème de M.M. / Henri Meilhac et Philippe Gille. / Musique de M.J. Massenet. 1882. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566947

From the description of Concerto pour Piano / avec acct. d'orchestre. 5 octobre 1902. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566940

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 3 September 1896, to an unidentified recipient, 1896 Sept. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582001

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 20 March 1891, to [Mme Napoléon Ney], 1891 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581976

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris, 4 November 1906], to Mme Charles Garnier, 1906 Nov. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581950

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 9 January 1885, to an unidentified recipient, 1885 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581989

From the description of Drawing, dated : [Paris], 10 June 1892, 1892 June 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581999

From the description of Partition d'Orchestre / Les / Erinnyes / Tragédie antique / en deux parties / de / Leconte de Lisle / Musique de / J. Massenet. [1873?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566943

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 23 September 1892, to [Mr. Johnson], 1892 Sept. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581966

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 20 March 1885, to an unidentified recipient, 1885 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581993

From the description of Scènes dramatiques / (5ème Suite d'Orchestre.) / No 1. La tempête (Ariel et les Esprits) / No 2. Le Sommeil de Desdémone / No 3 Ronde nocturne dans le jardin de Juliette) / No 4 Macbeth. -- (Les sorcières -- le Festin -- l'apparition. [1874?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566969

From the description of Manon / arrangement pour les traductions. [1882?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566951

From the description of Autograph manuscript : [n.p., Paris?, n.d., 1911?], [n.d., 1911?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582010

From the description of Poëme d'Octobre / poesies de Paul Collin / musique de / J. Massenet. août 1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566963

From the description of Autograph letters signed (10), dated : Brussels, Paris [and n.p.], 1893-1898 and [n.d.], to [M. Brumment], 1893-1898 and n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581942

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 24 December 1901, to an unidentified friend, 1901 Dec. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582004

From the description of Autograph letters signed (25) and autograph postal card signed, dated : Paris, Milan [and other places, and n.p.], 1868-1892 [and n.d.], to Armand Gouzien, 1868-1892 [and n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581958

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 7 January 1870, to Lipmansohn [i.e. Leo Liepmannssohn], 1870 Jan. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581970

From the description of Biblis. / J. Massenet. / Partition d'Orchestre. [1892?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566934

From the description of Elégie / avec accompagnement de Vlle. [1875?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566958

From the description of "Fragment d'un duo: Le roi de Lahore" : [manuscript], 1877 Feb. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270976141

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Arthur Sullivan, 1886 Dec. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125390

From the description of Autograph letters signed (ca. 53), autograph postal cards signed (4), and other autograph documents : mostly [n.p., n.d.], but Paris [and other places], ca. 1874-1878 and 1891-1897, to Louis Gallet, ca. 1874-1878 and 1891-1897. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581946

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 5 July 1880, to unidentified colleagues, 1880 July 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581983

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d., ca. 1891], to [Philippe Gille], [n.d., ca. 1891]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581954

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 17 May 1910, to an unidentified recipient, 1910 May 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582008

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 18 May 1885, to [Joseph Bennett], 1885 May 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581939

From the description of [Thaïs. Méditation. Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1901. 1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566973

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p.], 5 April [n.y.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.y.] Apr. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582018

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 2 November 1892, to André Silvain in Hamburg, 1892 Nov. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581978

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 12 December 1889, to an unidentified recipient, 1889 Dec. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581996

From the description of Partition d'Orchestre / Narcisse / Idylle antique. [188-?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566954

From the description of Le roi de Lahore. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566966

From the description of [Album leaf in the hand of Marie-Hippolyte Rôze] : [manuscript], 1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569091

From the description of Autograph letter signed from Massenet to [Wilhelm] Jahn, Paris, 1891 Feb. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122560708

From the description of [Hérodiade. Album leaf] : [manuscript], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270900538

From the description of Autograph document signed, dated : [n.p., Paris, n.d., 24 May 1899?], [n.d., 1899? May 24]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873559

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 27 Jan. 1884, to [Campbell Clark], 1884 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270900537

From the description of Visiting card, dated : [n.p., n.d.], with notes to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874568

From the description of [Thaïs. Méditation. Album leaf] : [autograph manuscript], 1911 June 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270900540

From the description of Memorandum, signed, Paris, [1912]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122541012

French opera composer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed from Massenet to unknown correspondent, Monaco, 1905 June 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384569

Massenet, French composer. Flameng, French painter.

From the description of [Notes and autographs] / J. Massenet. [between 1870-1912?] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 287163277

From the opera in 4 acts with libretto by Paul Milliet, Henri Gremon (pseudonym of Georges Hartmann), after the story by Gustave Flaubert. Composed 1880. First performance Théatre de la Monnaie, Brussels, 19 December 1881.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Marche de Hérodiade / composé de Jules Massenet ; arr. de Andrew Luck. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50541314

Jules Massenet, French composer.

Incidental music, for the play by Ludovic de Francmesnil, based on The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens. First performed 1904; published 1923 (vocal score).

From the description of Le grillon du foyer de M. L. de Francmesnil / musique de scène par M. Massenet. [ca. 1904] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092453

Jules Massenet, French composer.

Opera, with libretto by Maurice Léna, based on Le jongleur de Notre-Dame, from L'étui de nacre, by Anatole France. First performed 1902; published 1901.

From the description of Le jongleur de Notre-Dame : miracle en 3 actes / poème de M. Léna ; musique de J. Massenet. [ca. 1901] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092455

Jules Massenet, French composer.

Song cycle, with text by Armand Silvestre. Published 1882.

From the description of Poëme d'hiver d' Armand Silvestre / musique de J. Massenet. 1881-1885. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092460

Jules Massenet, French composer.

Song, with text by L. Landau. Composed 1906; also orchestrated.

From the description of Orphelines / poésie de Ludana ; musique de J. Massenet. [ca. 1906?] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092457

Jules Massenet, French composer.

Song, with text by Camille Distel. Published 1872?, as part of op. 2, 1872.

From the description of Le verger : (ancienne chansonnette). 1872 Feb 18. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092468

Jules Massenet, French composer.

Song, with text by Hǧšippe Moreau. Composed 1863.

From the description of Souvenirs d'enfance / poésie d'Hégésippe Moreau ; mélodie pour ténor par Jules Massenet. 1863 Aug. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092467

Jules Massenet, French composer.

Opera, with libretto by Armade Silvestre and Eugène Morand. First performed 1901; published 1901.

From the description of Grisélidis : prologue. 1894. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092454

Jules Massenet, French composer.

Song cycle, with text by Georges Vanor. Published 1895.

From the description of Poëme d'un soir / George Vanor ; J. Massenet. 1895 Mar. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092461

Jules Massenet, French composer.

Song, with words by Victor Hugo.

From the description of Ecoute-moi Madeleine! : ballade de Victor Hugo : pour contralto / par Jules Massenet. [186-?] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092450

Jules Massenet, French composer.

Solo for violoncello with piano accompaniment, from incidental music for Les erinnyes, tragédie antique, by Leconte de Lisle, arranged from "Mélodie," in Dix pièces de genre, op. 10, for piano solo. Incidental music for Les erinnyes first performed 1873; published 1872 (vocal score). Elégie-mélodie for violoncello published 1885.

From the description of Phrase pour le violoncelle : tirée de la musique pour une pièce antique. 1873 Mar 3. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092459

Jules Massenet, French composer.

Oratorio, with libretto by Louis Gallet. First performed 1875.

From the description of Eve / Massenet. [1875] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092451

Jules Massenet, French composer.

Song, with text by Mathylde Peyre. Published 1910.

From the description of Rêverie sentimentale / musique de J. Massenet ; poésie de Mathylde Peyre. 1910 Mar 20. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092462

Jules Massenet, French composer.

Opera, with text by Henri Cain and Arthur Bernède, after Alphonse Daudet. First performed 1897 (first version), 1909 (revision); published 1898? (vocal score), 1909? (full score).

From the description of Sapho : 2d tableau nouveau, 3me acte : [partition?] d'orchestre. [1909] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092464

Jules Massenet, French composer.

Scène religieuse, for mezzo soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus (SATB) and orchestra, with text by Georges Boyer. First performed 1886?; published 1887 (vocal score).

From the description of Biblis / poëme de Georges Boyer ; musique de J. Massenet 1887-1912. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092410

Jules Massenet, French composer.

Fleur et le papillon: song, with text by Victor Hugo. Composed 1862. Crucifix: song, with text by Alphonse de Lamartine. Composed 1862.

From the description of La fleur et le papillon : pour contralto / poésie de Victor Hugo ; mise en musique par Jules Massenet ; Le crucifix : pour basse / poésie de Lamartine. 1862 Aug 23-26. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092452

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