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Jules Massenet

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A deux pleurer (1)
A la trepassee (1)
Amoureuse (1)
Amours benis (2)
Ariane (2)
Ave Maria (1)
Avec toi (1)
Avril est amoureux (April is in love) (1)
Bacchus (1)
Beaux yeux que j'aime (1)
C'est l'amour (It's love) (1)
Cendrillon (Cinderella): Ballet Suite (3)
Cendrillon (Cinderella) (7)
Ce que disent les cloches (1)
Chanson andalouse (2)
Chanson desesperee (1)
Chant provencal (1)
Chants intimes (2)
Cherubin (7)
Cleopatre (2)
Coupe d'ivresse (1)
Crepuscule (arr. Stephen Hough) (1)
Crepuscule (1)
Dans le sentier, parmi les roses (2)
Depart (1)
Deux impressions pour piano (1)
Deux pieces pour piano (1)
Devant la Madone (2)
Dialogue nocturne (1)
Dites-lui que je l'aime (1)
Dix pieces de genre, op.10 (1)
Don Cesar de Bazan (6)
Don Quichotte (11)
Elegie (20)
Elle s'en est allee (1)
Enchantement! (2)
Esclarmonde: Suite (1)
Esclarmonde (1)
Eternite (1)
Eve (1)
Expressions lyriques (10) (1)
Fantasy for cello and orchestra (1)
Grande Fantaisie sur le Pardon de Ploermel (1)
Griselidis (extract) (1)
Griselidis (1)
Guitare (1)
Herodiade: Ballet Suite (2)
Herodiade (30)
Heure vecue (2)
Horace et Lydie (1)
Il pleuvait (It was raining) (2)
Impressions (2) (1)
Impromptus (2) (1)
Improvisations (7) (1)
Ivre d'amour (Intoxicated with love) (1)
Jamais plus! (1)
Je cours apres le bonheur (1)
Je m'en suis alle vers l'amour (1)
Je t'aime (2)
Jour de noces (1)
L'ame des oiseaux (1)
L'eventail (1)
L'heureuse souffrance (1)
La Navarraise (4)
La Vierge (8)
La chanson du ruisseau (1)
La lettre (1)
La mort de la cigale (2)
La neige (1)
La nuit (1)
La verdadera vida (Real life music) (1)
Le Cid: Ballet Suite (9)
Le Cid (30)
Le Mage (3)
Le Roi de Lahore (6)
Le carillon (1)
Le dernier sommeil de la Vierge (The last sleep of the Virgin) (1)
Le jongleur de Notre Dame (5)
Le printemps visite la terre (1)
Le roman d’Arlequin (1)
Les Erinnyes (6)
» Elegie
Les Extases (2)
Le sais-tu? (1)
Les amoureuses sont des folles (1)
Les mains (1)
Les nuages (1)
Les oiselets (1)
Les yeux clos (3)
Le temps et l'amour (1)
Loin de moi ta levre qui ment (1)
Manon (highlights) (1)
Manon (75)
Ma petite mere a pleure (My mother cried) (2)
Marie Magdeleine (4)
Melodie-Elegie (3)
Melodie - Elegie (1)
Menteuse cherie (1)
Morceaux De Concours (2) (1)
Musique pour bercer les petits enfants (2)
Nuit d'Espagne (1)
Oh! Si les fleurs avaient des yeux (1)
Oiseau des bois (1)
On dit! (2)
O ruisseau (1)
Ouvre tes yeux bleus (6)
Pensee d'automne (1)
Pensee de printemps (1)
Phedre (2)
Piano Concerto in E flat major (3)
Pieces (2) for piano (2)
Pieces (10) de genre, op.10 (1)
Pitchounette (1)
Plus Vite (1)
Poeme d'avril, op.14 (3)
Poeme d'octobre (6 songs) (1)
Poeme pastoral (1)
Poemes d'amour (6) (1)
Prelude in C major (1)
Premiere danse (1)
Quand on aime (When you're in love) (2)
Quelques chansons mauves (3) (1)
Reverie sentimentale (1)
Revons c'est l'heure (3)
Roma (2)
Sainte Therese prie (1)
Sapho (5)
Scenes Napolitaines 'Suite no.5' (2)
Scenes alsaciennes, 'Suite no.7' (5)
Scenes de feerie 'Suite no.6' (1)
Scenes dramatiques, 'Suite no.3' (1)
Scenes hongroises, 'Suite no.2' (1)
Scenes pittoresques, 'Suite no.4' (5)
Sept improvisations (1)
Serenade de Zanetto (1)
Si tu l'oses! (If you dare!) (1)
Si vous vouliez bien me le dire (1)
Soir de reve (1)
Soleil couchant (1)
Sonnet (2)
Souvenez-vous, Vierge Marie! (1)
Souvenir de Venise (1)
Stances (1)
Suite no.1, op.13 (1)
Sutie no.1, op.13 (1)
Tambourins (1)
Thais: Ballet Suite (3)
Thais: Meditation (Ave Maria) (1)
Thais: Meditation (arr. Martin Marsick) (3)
Thais: Meditation (arr. for cornet and brass band) (1)
Thais: Meditation (trans. flute) (1)
Thais: Meditation (trans. for double bass) (1)
Thais: Meditation (trans. for piano) (1)
Thais: Meditation (79)
Thais (37)
Therese (2)
Toccata (3)
Tout passe! (1)
Un Momento musicale (2)
Un adieu (1)
Valse folle (4)
Valse tres lente (3)
Vous aimerez demain (1)
Werther (75)

Jules Émile Frédasseneéric Mt (12 May 1842 – 13 August 1912) was a French composer best known for his operas, of which he wrote more than thirty. The two most frequently staged are Manon (1884) and Werther (1892). He also composed oratorios, ballets, orchestral works, incidental music, piano pieces, songs and other music.

While still a schoolboy, Massenet was admitted to France's principal music college, the Paris Conservatoire. There he studied under Ambroise Thomas, whom he greatly admired. After winning the country's top musical prize, the Prix de Rome, in 1863, he composed prolifically in many genres, but quickly became best known for his operas. Between 1867 and his death forty-five years later he wrote more than forty stage works in a wide variety of styles, from opéra-comique to grand-scale depictions of classical myths, romantic comedies, lyric dramas, as well as oratorios, cantatas and ballets. Massenet had a good sense of the theatre and of what would succeed with the Parisian public. Despite some miscalculations, he produced a series of successes that made him the leading composer of opera in France in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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