Jules Massenet

French composer, 1842-1912

"Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet was a French composer of the Romantic era 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 etc. The opera ""Le roi de Lahore"", his nearest approach to a traditional grand opera was finished in 1877 and was one of the first new works to be staged at the Palais Garnier. Like many prominent French composers of the period, Massenet became a professor at the Conservatoire where he taught composition from 1878 until 1896. Among his students were Gustave Charpentier and Ernest Chausson."

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Massenet, Jules

Komponist (1842–1912). Visitenkarte mit eigenh. Zusatz. [Paris. 1 S. Visitkartenformat. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert.
$ 237 / 200 € (15810)

Jules Massenet (1842–1912), Komponist. Visitenkarte mit drei e. Zeilen und U. [Paris, 16. Mai 1908. 1 S. Visitkartenformat. Mit e. adr. Kuvert. – An Rechtsanwalt Meuser in Riedberg (Hessen): „Profondément honoré et touché de votre pkpk pensée! M[onsieur] Massenet“.

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Massenet, Jules

French composer (1842-1912). Autograph Musical Manuscript Signed ("J. Massenet"). Paris. Folio. 2 pp. On staff paper, a few tiny chips to edges, matted and framed with portrait.
$ 1,779 / 1.500 € (61231)

Quotation from the opera Thaïs, headed "andante cantabile."

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Massenet, Jules

Komponist (1842-1912). Portrait photograph, signed and inscribed. 46, Rue du Général Foy. 32mo. 1 p.
$ 237 / 200 € (62953)

Head-and-shoulders portrait in profile, from the studio of Nadar, Paris, inscribed to Oscar Berl: "en souvenir de la 1ère représentation de Werther à l'opéra Impérial de Vienne, 16 fevrier 1892 [...]".

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Massenet, Jules

französischer Opernkomponist des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts (1842-1912). Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift. o. O. 8vo. 3 pp. Doppelblatt. Mit Kuvert.
$ 237 / 200 € (81701)

Persönlicher Brief an Léon Bessand mit Erwähnung von Juliette, die im Moment krank sei.

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Massenet, Jules

französischer Opernkomponist des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts (1842-1912). Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift. o. O. 8vo. 1 p. Doppelblatt. Mit Kuvert.
$ 237 / 200 € (81702)

Persönlicher Brief an Léon Bessand.

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Massenet, Jules

französischer Opernkomponist des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts (1842-1912). Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift. o. O. 8vo. 1 p. Doppelblatt.
$ 237 / 200 € (81703)

Persönlicher Brief an Léon Bessand.

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Massenet, Jules

compositeur (1842-1912). Eigenh. Visitenkarte. Paris. 1 S. Visitkartenformat.
$ 178 / 150 € (49243/BN33539)

M. Massenet (dies gedruckt) "profondement touché de votre fidèle sympathie!"

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Massenet, Jules

Komponist (1842-1912). Visitenkarte mit eigenh. Notiz. O. O. u. D. 1 S. Carte de visite.
$ 237 / 200 € (935556/BN935556)

"respectueusement".

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Massenet, Jules

French composer (1842-1912). Autograph musical manuscript signed. No place. Large 4to. Title page, 11 pp. on 11f. music, 1 blank fol.
$ 7,710 / 6.500 € (72638/BN46474)

"Noël | chœur pour 2 voix| de femmes | avec solo [...] Massenet | seule version exacte | (fev. 1[8]95)". - With some autograph remarks from Henri Heugel, who had been Massenets publisher, and stamped "Archives Heugel". - Slight damage to edges, and somewhat spotty, otherwise in good condition.

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Massenet, Jules

Komponist (1842-1912). Autograph musical manuscript signed and dedicated. Paris. Titel und 7½ SS. auf 5 Bll. Folio. Fadengeheftet.
$ 5,337 / 4.500 € (73272/BN47640)

Exceptionally beautiful fair copy of his song "Souvenir" for singing voice with music accompaniment after a text by Alfred de Musset. Inscribed to the bass baritone Hermann Léon (Léonard Hermann, 1814-58), printed in 1874. The great success led to the publication of a piano version. - Somewhat browned and stained, with slight damage to edges.

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Massenet, Jules

French composer (1842-1912). Autograph calling card. N. p. o. d. Oblong 12mo. 1 line.
$ 213 / 180 € (82728/BN54023)

Printed calling card of "Mr. & Mme. J. Massenet" with the underlined note: "Tous nos souvenirs". - Minimally stained.

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Massenet, Jules

French composer (1842-1912). 6 autograph letters signed, and 3 autograph visiting cards (signed). Paris and Égreville. 8vo. Together 10 pp. on 6 bifolia and 3 single sheets.
$ 2,135 / 1.800 € (82812/BN54132)

To the cellist and conductor Achille Kerrion (1868-1939) with thanks, regards and congratulations to him and the whole orchestra, as well as praise for his sister, the singer Stéphanie Kerrion: "Votre lettre me trouve à Paris, que je travers & de suite, je vous exprime ma parfaite gratitude & toutes mes chaleureuses amitiés! Votre soeur est une très remarquable artiste que [!] c'est avec reconnaissance que je la remercie! à tous les musiciens de l'orchestre mes plus amicables félicitations [...]" (Paris, 15 Oct.

1896). - To Antonin Périvier (1847-1924), director of the literary periodical "Gil Blas", suggesting his friend, Ernest Laroche from Bordeaux, for a position at the journal: "Cher grand ami, plus d'une sollicitation vous parviendra au sujet de votre nouveau journal! Passez à un homme très précieux: mon ami Ernest Laroche, de Bordeaux; il peut remplir un poste absolument utile et devenir un collaborateur tout à fait nécessaire [...]" (Paris, 6 Nov. 1902). - To a friend about writing to the influential music journal "Le Ménestrel", and with congratulations for his performance in his opera "Thaïs", which premiered in 1894: "Cher ami merci! J'écris au Ménestrel, allez y je vous en prie demain lundi. Très à vous & félicitations à votre diction [?] de Thais [...]" (Égreville, 22 Aug., no year). - To a friend with congratulations on his success, hoping it will last for a long time: "Je suis enchanté de vous savoir satisfait et je n'ai que à vous souhaiter la continuation de vos succès! [...]" (Paris, January 1890). - Hoping that a reunion will not take place as long as he is out of town: "Pourra que la réunion n'ait pas lieu pendant que je serai absent & loin! [...]" (no place, 11 Aug. 1900). - Setting the date and time for a visit: "Je vous attendrai chez moi (46 rue du Général Foy) le Lundi 30 avril à 9h ¼ précise du matin [...]" ([Paris], 21 April, no year). - The visiting cards send regards and congratulations, and express his disappointment at an answer from Kerrion. - All but 2 letters with strips of paper mounted on verso..

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