Expressions lyriques (Massenet, Jules)




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PDF scanned by Justin T. Plank
Massenetique (2010/9/10)

Language French
Publisher. Info. Paris: Heugel, 1913. Plate H. & Cie. 26,211(B).
Reprinted Huntsville, TX: Recital Publications, 1989.
Misc. Notes Dialogue (No.1) removed due to text being copyright in Canada.
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Publisher Info.:

Paris: Heugel, 1913. Plate H. & Cie. 26,211(B).


Huntsville, TX: Recital Publications, 1989.


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General Information

Work Title Expressions lyriques
Alternative. Title Mélodies avec déclamation rythmée
Composer Massenet, Jules
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJM 82
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 10 pieces
  1. Dialogue
  2. Les nuages
  3. En voyage
  4. Battements d'ailes
  5. La dernière lettre de Werther à Charlotte
  6. Comme autrefois
  7. Nocturne
  8. Mélancolie
  9. Rose de Mai
  10. Feux-follets d'amour
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1902-1912
First Publication. 1913
Librettist see below
  1. Marc Varenne (1877-1968) !
  2. Comtesse de Louvencourt
  3. Théodore Maurer
  4. Jeanne-Françoise Thomasset (1878-1943) as Jeanne Dortzal
  5. Roger de Gontaut-Biron (1884-1944)
  6. Jeanne-Françoise Thomasset (1878-1943)
  7. Jeanne-Françoise Thomasset (1878-1943)
  8. Anonyme
  9. S. Poirson
  10. Madeleine Grain
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice (declamation and vocalization), Piano
External Links The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

Misc. Comments

Dialogue, Les nuages, Battements d'ailes and Mélancolie orchestrated by the composer in 1909.

Varenne: Marc-Louis-Paul Varenne died in 1968, so any songs to his texts need to be put on the IMSLP-US server until 2019, I think. -- Schissel