Jules Massenet

Jules Massenet Music Recordings

  • Born
    12th May 1842
  • Died
    13th August 1912
  • Birthplace
    Saint-Étienne, France

Jules Massenet was a French composer best known for his operas. His compositions were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and he ranks as one of the greatest melodists of his era. Soon after his death, Massenet's style went out of fashion, and many of his operas fell into almost total oblivion. Apart from Manon and Werther, his works were rarely performed. However, since the mid-1970s, many operas of his such as Thaïs and Esclarmonde have undergone periodic revivals.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Ariane Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Don Quichotte Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Werther Opera / Operetta Orchestra
Chant provençal Song Voice(s) and Piano
Scènes alsaciennes Suite Orchestra
Suite no. 4 for orchestra "Scènes pittoresques" Suite Orchestra
Toccata Toccata Piano