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Massenet: Méditation De Thais - Best Of Massenet


Release Date: 07/16/2012 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 624435   Spars Code: DDD 
Number of Discs: 1 
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French elegance and a shimmer of the exotic - His Méditation for solo violin is one of the big classical hits. But Jules Massenet was first and foremost one of the leading opera composers of the late 19th century. Gripping drama, catchy, sensuous melodies and a wide range of seductive Oriental sounds, including fiery Spanish colour – all this gives his characters, from the temptress Thaïs through the heartbreaker Manon to the lovesick Werther – moving credibility. French elegance and a shimmer of the exotic - His Méditation for solo violin is one of the big classical hits. But Jules Massenet was first and foremost one of the leading opera composers of the late 19th century. Gripping drama, catchy, sensuous melodies and a wide range of seductive Oriental sounds, including fiery Spanish colour – all this gives his characters, from the temptress Thaïs through the heartbreaker Manon to the lovesick Werther – moving credibility. Read less

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