Jules Massenet

Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (* 12. May 1842 in Montaud with Saint Étienne; † 13. August 1912 in Paris) is considered to outgoing 19 as a most important French opera composer . Century.

It was that youngest of eleven children of an officer family. From his nut/mother receivedit first music instruction. Already as eleven-year old (1851) it received the first training with Ambroise Thomas and Charles Gounod at the Conservatoire de of Paris and terminated there 1863 its study, when it won the Prix de Rome. In this time it met also Franz Liszt.

1878 it became member of the Académie of the Beaux kind, and from 1878 to 1893 he was a professor for composition at the Conservatoire and informed among other things George Enescu and Gustave Charpentier.


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