Elegie by Jules Massenet

Belle Epoque

Jules Massenet
Born: 12 May 1842, Montaud, France
Nationality: French
Died: 13 August 1912, Paris, France

Jules Massenet 1842-1912

Massenet was a composer of the Romantic era best known for operas, including Manon )41884) and Werther (1892). Massenet also composed oratorios, orchestral works, songs, and other music. He became a professor at the Conservatoire teaching composition from 1878-1896. His students included Ernest Chausson, Gabriel Pierné, and Gustave Charpentier. Massenet’s operas are considered well-crafted and intelligent products of the Belle Époque

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