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Jules Massenet

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A Colombine (2)
A deux pleurer (2)
A la Zuecca, 'Chanson venitienne' (1)
A la Zuecca (1)
A la trepassee (1)
Ames obscures (1)
Amoureuse (3)
Amoureux appel (2)
Amoureux d'une etoile (1)
Amours benis (3)
Anniversaire (1)
Apaisement (1)
Ariane (1)
Au-dela du reve (1)
Aubade (1)
Aube paienne (1)
Au large (1)
Aurore (1)
Au tres aime (1)
Aux etoiles (2)
Avant la bataille (Reischoffen) (1)
Ave Margarita (1)
Ave Maria (2)
Avec toi (2)
Aveu (1)
Avril est amoureux (April is in love) (2)
Avril est la (1)
Bacchus (2)
Baiser-Impromptu (2)
Baiser (1)
Ballade de Rizzio (1)
Beaux yeux que j'aime (2)
Berceuse (1)
Brumaire: Overture (1)
C'est l'amour (It's love) (2)
C'est le printemps (1)
C'etait dans la saison des roses (1)
Cendrillon (Cinderella): Ballet Suite (4)
Cendrillon (Cinderella) (9)
» Marche
Ce que disent les cloches (2)
Ce sont les petits que je veux chanter (1)
Chanson andalouse (3)
Chanson de Capri (1)
Chanson de Rizzio (1)
Chanson desesperee (2)
Chanson juanesque (1)
Chanson pour elle (2)
Chansons des bois d'Amaranthe (1)
Chant de guerre cosaque (1)
Chant de nourrice (1)
Chant provencal (3)
Chants intimes (3)
Cherubin (4)
Come into the Garden, Maud (2)
Comoedia (1)
Complainte tzigane (1)
Coup d'ivresse (1)
Coupe d'ivresse (1)
Crepuscule (arr. Stephen Hough) (1)
Crepuscule (2)
Dans le sentier, parmi les roses (3)
Dans ton regard ou ton sourire rien mon souci (1)
Depart (2)
Dernier sommeil (1)
Deux impressions pour piano (1)
Deux pieces pour piano (1)
Devant l'infini (1)
Devant la Madone (1)
Dialogue nocturne (2)
Dieu crea le desert (2)
Dites-lui que je l'aime (2)
Dix pieces de genre, op.10 (1)
Don Cesar de Bazan (6)
Don Quichotte (9)
Dormons parmi les lis (1)
Dors, Magda! (1)
Dors, ami (1)
Ecoute-moi Madeleine (1)
Effusion (1)
Elegie (arr. H Villa-Lobos) (1)
Elegie (29)
Elle s'en est allee (2)
En avant (pour les ecoles) (1)
En chantant (1)
Enchantement! (3)
Epithalame (1)
Esclarmonde: Suite (1)
Esclarmonde (2)
Espada: Ballet (1)
Espada: Suite (1)
Eternite (2)
Et puis! (1)
Etre aime (2)
Eveil (1)
Eve (1)
Expressions lyriques (10) (3)
Exstase printaniere (1)
Fantasy for cello and orchestra (1)
Fleurs cueillies (1)
Fleurs sacrees (1)
Fourvieres (1)
Grande Fantaisie sur le Pardon de Ploermel (1)
Griselidis (extract) (1)
Guitare (2)
Herodiade: Ballet Suite (3)
Herodiade (15)
Heure vecue (2)
Hommage a Hugo (1)
Horace et Lydie (2)
Hymne d'amour (2)
Ideal (1)
Il pleuvait (It was raining) (3)
Impromptus (2) (1)
Ivre d'amour (Intoxicated with love) (2)
Jamais plus! (2)
Je cours apres le bonheur (2)
Je m'en suis alle vers l'amour (2)
Je mourrai plus que toi (1)
Je t'aime (4)
Joie! (1)
Jour de noces (2)
L'Improvisateur (1)
L'ame des fleurs (2)
L'ame des oiseaux (2)
L'amour pleure (1)
L'ange et l'enfant (1)
L'eventail (2)
L'exile (1)
L'heure douce (1)
L'heure solitaire (2)
L'heureuse souffrance (2)
L'heure vecue (1)
L'heure volee (1)
L'improvisatore (2)
L'inquietude (1)
L'oiseau du Paradis (1)
La Chanson de Musette (2)
La Mer (after Schubert) (1)
La Vierge (6)
La chanson des levres (1)
La chanson du ruisseau (2)
La derniere chanson (2)
La fleur et le papillon (1)
La gavotte de Puyjoli (1)
La legende de Saint-Nicolas (1)
La lettre (2)
La marchande des reves (1)
La melodie des baisers (2)
La mort de la cigale (3)
La neige (2)
La nuit (2)
La part a Dieu (1)
La riviere (1)
Larmes maternelles (1)
La veille du petit Jesus (1)
La verdadera vida (Real life music) (2)
La vision de Loti (1)
Le Carillon (1)
Le Cid: Ballet Suite (8)
Le Cid (26)
Le Mage (2)
Le Noel des humbles (2)
Le Poete et le fantome (4)
Le Roi de Lahore (4)
Le Soir (1)
Le coffret d'ebene (2)
Le crucifix (1)
Le dernier sommeil de la Vierge (The last sleep of the Virgin) (2)
Le detour de chemin (1)
Le jongleur de Notre Dame (3)
Le nid (1)
Lent et sombre (1)
Le petit Jesus (2)
Le poeme des fleurs (1)
Le poete est roi (1)
Le printemps visite la terre (2)
Le roman d’Arlequin (1)
Les Alcyons (1)
Les Enfants (2)
Les Erinnyes (6)
» Elegie
Les Extases (3)
Le sais-tu? (3)
Les ames (1)
Les amoureuses sont des folles (2)
Les belles de nuit (1)
Le sentier perdu, 'Idylle' (1)
Les femmes de Magdala (1)
Les filles de La Rochelle (1)
Les fleurs (3)
Les mains (2)
Les meres (1)
Les nuages (1)
Les oiselets (2)
Les yeux clos (5)
Le temps et l'amour (2)
Le vendange (1)
Loin de moi ta levre qui ment (2)
Lui et elle, 'Diptyque' (1)
Madrigal (1)
Manon Ballet (arr. Leighton Lucas) (1)
Manon Ballet (orch. Martin Yates) (4)
Manon (67)
Ma petite mere a pleure (My mother cried) (3)
Marche napolitaine de Carlo Baldi (1)
Marie Magdeleine (3)
Marquise! (1)
Marquis (1)
Melancolie (1)
Melodie-Elegie (3)
Melodie bretonne (1)
Melodies (3), 2 Duos et 1 Trio, op.2 (2)
Melodies (4), op.12 (2)
Menteuse cherie (2)
Menuet d'amour (1)
Mienne (1)
Mon page (1)
Morceaux De Concours (2) (1)
Mousme (1)
Musette (1)
Musique pour bercer les petits enfants (1)
Napoletana (1)
Narcisse a la fontaine (1)
Ne donne pas ton coeur (1)
Neere (1)
Noel des fleurs (2)
Noel paien (2)
Nouvelle chanson sur un vieil air (1)
Nuit d'Espagne (7)
O dear fountain (Narcissus) (1)
Oh! Si les fleurs avaient des yeux (3)
Oiseau des bois (1)
On dit! (5)
Orphelines (1)
O ruisseau (1)
Ouvre tes yeux bleus (4)
Page d'album (1)
Parfums (1)
Passionement (1)
Passionnement (1)
Pensee d'automne (2)
Pensee de printemps (3)
Perce-neige (1)
Petite Mireille (1)
Phedre (3)
Piano Concerto in E flat major (4)
Pieces (2) for piano (2)
Pieces (10) de genre, op.10 (1)
Pitchounette (3)
Plus vite (2)
Poeme d'amour (2)
Poeme d'avril, op.14 (5)
Poeme d'hiver (1)
Poeme d'octobre (6 songs) (2)
Poeme d'un soir (1)
Poeme du Souvenir (1)
Poeme pastoral (2)
Poemes chastes (3) (1)
Poemes d'amour (6) (1)
Poesie de Mytis (1)
Pour Antoinette (1)
Prelude in C major (1)
Premiere danse (2)
Premiers fils d'argent (1)
Pres de vous (1)
Printemps aux bois (1)
Printemps dernier (1)
Quand on aime (When you're in love) (3)
Quelques chansons mauves (3) (2)
Refus (1)
Regard d'enfant (1)
Retour d'oiseaux (1)
Reverie de Colombine (1)
Reverie sentimentale (2)
Revons, c'est l'heure (4)
Rien n'est que de France (1)
Rien ne passe! (2)
Roma (2)
Rondel de la Belle au bois dormant (1)
Sainte Therese prie (2)
Salut, printemps! (2)
Sapho (4)
Scene religieuse (1)
Scenes Napolitaines 'Suite no.5' (2)
Scenes alsaciennes, 'Suite no.7' (5)
Scenes de feerie 'Suite no.6' (2)
Scenes dramatiques, 'Suite no.3' (2)
Scenes hongroises, 'Suite no.2' (1)
Scenes pittoresques, 'Suite no.4' (5)
Separation (1)
Septembre (1)
Sept improvisations (1)
Serenade 'de Moliere' (1)
Serenade d'automne (2)
Serenade de Zanetto (1)
Serenade du Passant (1)
Sevillana (1)
Si tu l'oses! (If you dare!) (2)
Si tu m'aimes (1)
Si tu veux, Mignonne (2)
Si vous vouliez bien me le dire (2)
Soeur d'election (2)
Soir de printemps (1)
Soir de reve (2)
Soleil couchant (3)
Sonnet paien (1)
Sonnet (3)
Souhait (2)
Sous les branches (1)
Souvenance (1)
Souvenez-vous, Vierge Marie! (2)
Souvenir d'Orient (1)
Souvenir de Venise (1)
Souvenirs d'enfance (1)
Stances (2)
Suite no.1 for piano 4 hands, op.11 (1)
Suite no.1, op.13 (1)
Sur une poesie de Van Hasselt, 'L'attente' (1)
Sutie no.1, op.13 (1)
Tambourins (1)
Tes cheveux (1)
Thais: Ballet Suite (3)
Thais: Meditation (Ave Maria) (1)
Thais: Meditation (arr. Martin Marsick) (6)
Thais: Meditation (arr. Martin Marsick, Mischa Maisky) (1)
Thais: Meditation (arr. N Dautricourt for strings) (1)
Thais: Meditation (arr. Roget Nichols) (1)
Thais: Meditation (arr. for cornet and brass band) (1)
Thais: Meditation (arr. for violin and piano) (3)
Thais: Meditation (trans. flute) (2)
Thais: Meditation (trans. for double bass) (2)
Thais: Meditation (66)
Thais (50)
Therese (2)
Toccata (2)
Ton souvenir (1)
Toujours (1)
Tour passe (1)
Tout passe! (1)
Tristesse du soir (2)
Un Momento musicale (1)
Un adieu (2)
Valse folle (3)
Valse tres lente (3)
Venez, devin Messie (1)
Vieille lettres (1)
Visions (symphonic poem) (1)
Voix de femmes (1)
Voix supreme (1)
Vous aimerez demain (1)
Vous qui passez (1)
Werther (highlights) (1)
Werther (57)
Yamey you nou beyrey (1)

Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (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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Recent Massenet releases

The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 (Vinyl LP)
The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 (Vinyl LP)

£38.59

(Warner)

Papillons: Schumann, Massenet, Grieg
Papillons: Schumann, Massenet, Grieg

£13.75

(Indesens)

Massenet - Werther (baritone version) (CD + Book)
Massenet - Werther (baritone version) (CD + Book)

£35.83

(Bru Zane)

Veronique Gens: Paysage
Veronique Gens: Paysage

£14.03

(Alpha)

Cherubini Quartett: The Complete Warner Classics Recordings
Cherubini Quartett: The Complete Warner Classics Recordings

£42.27

(Warner)

Mischa Elman: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, 1939-45
Mischa Elman: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, 1939-45

£11.50

(Biddulph)

Nathan Milstein: Miniatures, Vignettes - 26 Encore Favourites
Nathan Milstein: Miniatures, Vignettes - 26 Encore Favourites

£10.58

(Parnassus)

Hera Hyesang Park: Breathe
Hera Hyesang Park: Breathe

£12.83

(Deutsche Grammophon)

Eugene Ormandy & the Philadelphia Orchestra: The Columbia Stereo Collection
Eugene Ormandy & the Philadelphia Orchestra: The Columbia Stereo Collection

£183.95

(Sony)

A deux voix: Works for Voices and Piano
A deux voix: Works for Voices and Piano

£12.83

(Audax)

Mischa Elman plays Mozart & Paganini
Mischa Elman plays Mozart & Paganini

£11.50

(Biddulph)

Maria Callas: La Divina
Maria Callas: La Divina

£10.28

(Warner)

Victoria de los Angeles: The Warner Classics Edition
Victoria de los Angeles: The Warner Classics Edition

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(Warner)

La Divina: Maria Callas in All Her Roles (CD + DVD)
La Divina: Maria Callas in All Her Roles (CD + DVD)

£349.55

(Warner)

Hugues Borsarello: Miniatures
Hugues Borsarello: Miniatures

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(Outhere)

Massenet - Ariane (CD + Book)
Massenet - Ariane (CD + Book)

£35.83

(Bru Zane)

Queen Elisabeth Competition: Voice 2023 (Live)
Queen Elisabeth Competition: Voice 2023 (Live)

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(Queen Elisabeth Competition)

Joshua Bell: Butterfly Lovers
Joshua Bell: Butterfly Lovers

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(Sony)

Ek-stasis: Dionysus, Nymphs and Satyrs
Ek-stasis: Dionysus, Nymphs and Satyrs

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(Divine Art)

Porque existe otro querer: French & Hispanic Romances
Porque existe otro querer: French & Hispanic Romances

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(Aparte)

John Eliot Gardiner: The Complete Recordings on Erato
John Eliot Gardiner: The Complete Recordings on Erato

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(Warner)

Joseph Calleja: Ave Maria
Joseph Calleja: Ave Maria

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(Decca)

Camille Thomas: Voice of Hope (Vinyl LP)
Camille Thomas: Voice of Hope (Vinyl LP)

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(Deutsche Grammophon)

Pavarotti in Central Park (Blu-ray)
Pavarotti in Central Park (Blu-ray)

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(C Major Entertainment)

Ida Haendel & Josef Hassid: The Polish-Jewish Violin Prodigies
Ida Haendel & Josef Hassid: The Polish-Jewish Violin Prodigies

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(Parnassus)

Les Nuits de Paris: Dance Music from Folies Bergere to Opera
Les Nuits de Paris: Dance Music from Folies Bergere to Opera

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The Art of Paul Paray: The Concert Hall Recordings
The Art of Paul Paray: The Concert Hall Recordings

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(Scribendum)

Renee Fleming: Greatest Moments at the Met
Renee Fleming: Greatest Moments at the Met

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(Decca)

Indigo: Music for Trumpet and Piano
Indigo: Music for Trumpet and Piano

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(Ars Produktion)

Eternelle Dualite: Songs of Love & War
Eternelle Dualite: Songs of Love & War

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(Etcetera)

Pavarotti in Hyde Park (Blu-ray)
Pavarotti in Hyde Park (Blu-ray)

£29.39

(C Major Entertainment)

Kreisler: The Bell Telephone Hour Recordings Vol.2
Kreisler: The Bell Telephone Hour Recordings Vol.2

£11.50

(Biddulph)

Massenet - Complete Songs for Voice & Piano
Massenet - Complete Songs for Voice & Piano

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(Atma Classique)

Rather Romantic: Beautiful Memories Told by the Euphonium
Rather Romantic: Beautiful Memories Told by the Euphonium

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(Genuin)

Placido Domingo: The Versailles Gala (DVD)
Placido Domingo: The Versailles Gala (DVD)

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(Chateau de Versailles Spectacles)

A Tribute to Pauline Viardot
A Tribute to Pauline Viardot

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(Aparte)

The Enescu Project
The Enescu Project

£10.27

(Orchid Classics)

Famous Opera and Chamber Music Arias
Famous Opera and Chamber Music Arias

£13.75

(Tactus)

The Art of Vadim Muntagirov (Blu-ray)
The Art of Vadim Muntagirov (Blu-ray)

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(Opus Arte)

The Art of Vadim Muntagirov (DVD)
The Art of Vadim Muntagirov (DVD)

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Song (Vinyl LP)
Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Song (Vinyl LP)

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(Decca)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Song
Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Song

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(Decca)

Fatma Said: Kaleidoscope
Fatma Said: Kaleidoscope

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(Warner)

Jonathan Tetelman sings Arias by Verdi, Giordano, Bizet, Ponchielli, etc.
Jonathan Tetelman sings Arias by Verdi, Giordano, Bizet, Ponchielli, etc.

£12.42

(Deutsche Grammophon)

Paul Paray: The Mercury Masters Vol.2 (1958-1962)
Paul Paray: The Mercury Masters Vol.2 (1958-1962)

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(Australian Eloquence)

Massenet - Songs with Orchestra
Massenet - Songs with Orchestra

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(Bru Zane)

Relaxing Classics (Vinyl LP)
Relaxing Classics (Vinyl LP)

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(Warner)

Nathan Milstein: The US Armed Forces Studio Recordings
Nathan Milstein: The US Armed Forces Studio Recordings

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(Biddulph)

Liszt - Six Consolations & Other Reflective Pieces for Violin & Piano
Liszt - Six Consolations & Other Reflective Pieces for Violin & Piano

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(CRD)

Ana de la Vega: My Paris - Music for Flute & Piano
Ana de la Vega: My Paris - Music for Flute & Piano

£10.07

(Pentatone)

Heat of the Moment: A Tribute to Lars Cleveman
Heat of the Moment: A Tribute to Lars Cleveman

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(Sterling)

Jonas Kaufmann: The Tenor
Jonas Kaufmann: The Tenor

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(Sony)

Joan Sutherland: Romantic French Arias
Joan Sutherland: Romantic French Arias

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(Australian Eloquence)

Thomas Jensen Legacy Vol.8: The Complete Pioneering Recordings
Thomas Jensen Legacy Vol.8: The Complete Pioneering Recordings

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(Danacord)

Pene Pati
Pene Pati

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(Warner)