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Massenet, Jules 1842-1912

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Works: 11,427 works in 20,983 publications in 8 languages and 58,104 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Drama  Biography  Records and correspondence  Music  Operas 
Roles: Composer, Recipient, Arranger, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Dedicatee, Lyricist, Honoree, Former owner, Author of introduction, Creator, Dedicator, Adapter, Editor, Performer, Contributor, Instrumentalist, Compositor, Annotator, Curator, Compiler
Classifications: M1503.M415, 782.1
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Werther by Jules Massenet( Sound Recording )
341 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,569 libraries worldwide
CT I. Wetzlar, near Frankfurt, 1780s. Though it is July, the widowed Bailiff teaches his younger children a Christmas carol in the garden of their house. Their progress is watched with amusement by two neighbors, Schmidt and Johann. They ask for Charlotte, the eldest daughter, who is engaged to Albert. In his absence, the Bailiff tells them, she will be escorted to the local ball that night by a young visiting poet, Werther, whom they find uncongenial. As the friends go off to supper and the Bailiff goes into the house, Werther arrives. He rhapsodizes on the beauty of the evening and watches unseen as Charlotte cuts bread and butter for the children's supper. When the party has left for the ball and the Bailiff has gone to join his friends at the tavern, Albert returns unexpectedly. Disappointed at not finding Charlotte, he promises her sister Sophie he will return in the morning. As the moon rises, Werther and Charlotte return. He has fallen in love with her, but his declaration is cut short when the Bailiff passes by, observing that Albert has returned. Despite his despair, Werther urges Charlotte not to break her promise to marry Albert. ACT II. Three months later, Charlotte and Albert, now married, walk contentedly across the town square on their way to church, followed by Werther. Albert tries to comfort the youth, and Sophie also attempts to cheer him up, but when Charlotte comes out of the church, he speaks of their first meeting; disturbed, she tells him he must leave Wetzlar until Christmas. Werther contemplates suicide, and when Sophie interrupts him, he rushes away. As Charlotte consoles the tearful girl, Albert realizes that Werther must be in love with his wife. ACT III. Alone at home on Christmas Eve, Charlotte rereads the dejected letters written to her by Werther. While she prays for strength, he suddenly appears. Charlotte tries to remain calm and asks him to read to her from his translation of Ossian. Werther chooses a passage where the poet foresees his own death, and when Charlotte begs him to stop, he realizes she returns his love. But she runs from his embrace with a final farewell, and Werther leaves, resolved to die. Albert enters, surprised to find Charlotte distraught, and when a message arrives from Werther asking to borrow Albert's pistols, her reaction convinces him of her love for Werther. He makes her give the pistols to the servant herself, but when Albert has gone she hurries off, praying she may reach Werther in time. ACT IV. Charlotte arrives at Werther's quarters to find him mortally wounded. She declares her love, and he begs forgiveness. As he dies, the voices of the children outside are heard singing their Christmas carol
Manon by Jules Massenet( Sound Recording )
296 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,936 libraries worldwide
Who can resist the charms of Manon or remain unmoved by her fate? Ruth Ann Swenson takes on Massenet's title heroine, the equally beautiful and high-spirited young girl who turns her back on life in a convent when she meets the handsome des Grieux (Giuseppe Sabbatini)--only to be seduced by the promise of a luxurious existence as the mistress of the rich old Brétigny (Kim Josephson). When she learns that des Grieux, desperate she has left him, is about to take holy orders, she changes her mind--but it is too late, and their love story ends in tragedy
Thaïs : comédie lyrique en trois actes et sept tableaux by Jules Massenet( score )
176 editions published between 1884 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 995 libraries worldwide
Part of the State Theatre collection of cinema scores and parts, mainly used for silent movies, but including musical materials associated with talking pictures ca. 1900-1950, used by the State Theatre and various film distribution companies throughout Australia. Some items include performance annotations
Manon by Jules Massenet( score )
140 editions published between 1586 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 930 libraries worldwide
Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( Sound Recording )
77 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 655 libraries worldwide
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Thaïs by Jules Massenet( Sound Recording )
44 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 580 libraries worldwide
Manon : opera in five acts by Jules Massenet( score )
12 editions published between 1958 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 579 libraries worldwide
Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet( Sound Recording )
49 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Werther : an opera in four acts (after Goethe) by Jules Massenet( score )
34 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Werther : drame lyrique en quatre actes et cinq tableaux d'après Goethe by Jules Massenet( score )
112 editions published between 1809 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 503 libraries worldwide
Manon : opera in five acts by Jules Massenet( Book )
18 editions published between 1895 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Thaïs by Jules Massenet( Sound Recording )
35 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 463 libraries worldwide
Take one ascetic monk named Athanaël and one ravishingly beautiful courtesan named Thaïs, add Massenet's sensual, melodious music, with equal dashes of eroticism and religious fervor--and you have a powerful opera that is at once a celebration of the sacred and the profane, of flesh and soul. This rarity had not been heard at the Met for almost 40 years when it was brought back as a vehicle for the great soprano Beverly Sills and the magnetic singing actor Sherrill Milnes. Together, they masterfully bring to life the searing conflict at the heart of the drama
Hérodiade : opéra en 4 actes & 7 tableaux by Jules Massenet( score )
77 editions published between 1800 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Manon by Jules Massenet( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 421 libraries worldwide
La Navarraise by Jules Massenet( Sound Recording )
30 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Manon by Jules Massenet( Book )
37 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 366 libraries worldwide
English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original
Manon, an opera in five acts by Jules Massenet( score )
9 editions published between 1940 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Orchestral suites by Jules Massenet( file )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Don Quichotte = Don Quixote by Jules Massenet( score )
45 editions published between 1909 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Our Lady's juggler; miracle in three acts by Jules Massenet( score )
69 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Arranged in two groups: I. Piano scores (1). II. Chorus parts (1)
 
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Alternative Names
J. Massenet
Jules Émile Frédéric Massanet
Jules Massenett
Masnē, Žils, 1842-1912
Massanet, Jules 1842-1912
Massene, I., 1842-1912
Massenė, I︠U︡liĭ, 1842-1912
Massenet.
Massenet, ..., 1842-1912
Massenet, G.
Massenet, G., 1842-1912
Massenet, Giulio
Massenet, Giulio, 1842-1912
Massenet, I., 1842-1912
Massenet, J.
Massenet, J. 1842-1912
Massenet, J. (Jules)
Massenet, J. (Jules), 1842-1912
Massenet, Jul.
Massenet, Jules
Massenet, Jules E. 1842-1912
Massenet, Jules Emile 1842-1912
Massenet, Jules-Émile-Frédéric
Massenet, Jules-Émile-Frédéric 1842-1912
Massenet, Julian.
Massenett
Massne, Ž.
Massne, Zh. (Zhi︠u︡lʹ), 1842-1912
Massne, Zhi︠u︡lʹ, 1842-1912
Massne, Žûl'.
Messenet
Масне, Ж. (Жюль), 1842-1912
Массне, Жюль, 1842-1912
מסנה, י
マスネー
マスネ, J
マスネ, ジュール
マスネエ
Languages
French (993)
English (138)
Italian (77)
German (51)
Dutch (6)
Spanish (5)
Multiple languages (2)
Russian (1)
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