Werther (Massenet, Jules)
Aria: "Pourquoi me réveiller" (Act III)
Composer's manuscript, 1887.
The plates for this edition were likely engraved by G. Hartmann at the time of the opera's composition (ca.1887) but were not used until following the premiere of the opera in 1892, by which time the Hartmann catalog had been acquired by Heugel. The existing plates were used in the first edition printing, without being issued a new plate number by Heugel.
Russian / French
A. Gorchakovoy, Russian text
Moscow: A. Gutheil, 1903. Plate A. 8423 G.
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano 4 hands (Alder)
For Piano solo
Moscow: A. Gutheil, n.d.(ca.1895). Plate A 7101 G.
For Piano 4 hands (Anschütz)
Clair de lune (Act II)
For Harp solo (Achard)
For Piano solo (Massenet)
Paris: Heugel, 1892. Plate H. & Cie. 9397.
Clair de lune et Valse rustique (Act II)
For Piano solo (Périlhou)
|Alternative Title||Drame lyrique en quatre actes|
|Year/Date of Composition||1887|
|First Performance||1892-02-16 in Vienna: Hofoper.|
|Librettist||Édouard Blau (1836-1906)|
Paul Milliet (1848-1924)
Georges Hartmann (1843-1900)
after Die Leiden des jungen Werthers by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
|Instrumentation||Vocal soloists, Chorus, Orchestra|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
|Operas by Jules Massenet|