French composer Jules Massenet died on this day in 1912 – aged 70.
Massenet’s signature works include operas Manon, Werther and Esclarmonde.
His major contribution to the violin repertoire is his popular symphonic intermezzo ‘Meditation ‘from ‘Thais’.
MASSENET | ‘MEDITATION’ FROM ‘THAIS’ | JANINE JANSEN | NEEME JÄRVI & BERLIN PHILHARMONIC
Massenet: Piano Music
Orchestre National de l'Opera de Monte Carlo
Release Date: June 1, 2004