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Jules Massenet Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

JULES MASSENET
Born: May 12, 1842 in Saint-Etienne, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France
Died: August 13, 1912 in Paris, France
Biography | show moreshow less
French composer Jules Massenet (1842-1912) made his name with the comic opera Don César de Bazan (1872). Other operas followed, including Manon (1884), considered by many to be his masterpiece, Le Cid (1885) and Werther (1892). In the 3rd Part of The Virgin, "Good Friday", Mary-Salomé, Mary-Magdeleine, John and Simon have sought refuge in the Virgin's home. They try to comfort Christ's mother. In the distance one can hear the threatening voices of the people and the soldiers. The Virgin premiered in Paris on May 22, 1880, three months before Massenet inscribed this to Miss Hautier. The premier performance was conducted by Massenet himself.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1985-Herodiade (Music Department), 2009-Thais (Music Department), 1993-Young-Werther (Sound), 1993-Young-Werther (Music Department), 2006-Heridas-de-amor (Sound), 1998-Chaliapin:-The-Enchanter (Sound), 1997-Heaven-Before-I-Die (Sound), 1994-The-3-Tenors-in-Concert-1994 (Sound), 1968-Our-Lady-of-the-Turks (Sound), 2007/II-Manon (Music Department), 2007-Jules-Massenet:-Manon (Music Department), 2002-Pavarotti-&-Friends-2002-for-Angola (Music Department), 1917/I-Thais (Music Department), 1978-Werther (Sound), 2010-La-bomba-del-Liceu (Sound), 2012-Liberal-Arts (Sound), 1908-Herodiade-Aria-de-Sao-Joao (Music Department), 2010-Revealed (Sound), 2005-Rampo-Noir (Sound), 2000-The-Dish (Sound), 1976-Marathon-Man (Sound), 2008-2012-The-Metropolitan-Opera-HD-Live (Music Department), 2011-Elegie (Music Department), 1926-Manon-Lescaut (Music Department), 2011-Cendrillon (Sound), 1977-Live-from-Lincoln-Center (Music Department), 1980-Gary-Cooper,-que-estas-en-los-cielos (Sound), 1981-Six-personnages-en-quete-d'un-chanteur (Sound), 2005-Jules-Massenet:-Werther (Music Department), 2004-Thais (Music Department), 1993-Werther (Music Department), 1986-Werther (Music Department), 2010-Don-Quichotte (Sound), 2010-Werther (Sound), 2007-Sheherazade:-An-Oriental-Night-with-the-Berliner-Philharmoniker (Sound), 2005-Transamerica (Sound), 2003-Six-Feet-Under (Sound), 2001-Antonio-Pappano (Sound), 1992-The-Accompanist (Sound), 1962-Maria-Callas-in-Concert---Hamburg,-16-March-1962 (Sound), 1955-Sanoma-kaikkien-kuultavaksi (Sound), 2010-Don-Quichotte (Music Department), 2010-Werther (Music Department), 2006-Infinite-Dream (Music Department), 2005-Jules-Massenet:-Le-Roi-de-Lahore (Music Department), 2001-Manon (Music Department), 2000-Massenet:-His-Life-and-Music (Music Department), 1996-Gold-and-Silver-Gala-with-Placido-Domingo (Music Department), 1986-The-Gospel-According-to-Vic (Sound), 1996-Poussieres-d'amour---Abfallprodukte-der-Liebe (Sound), 2008-The-Metropolitan-Opera-HD-Live (Sound), 2004-Ladies-in-Lavender. (Sound), 2000-Don-Quichotte (Sound), 1997-Our-God's-Brother (Sound), 1996-A-Loss-of-Innocence (Sound), 1987-The-Return-of-Sherlock-Holmes (Sound), 1982-I-Are-You,-You-Am-Me (Sound), 1982-Domingo/Troyanos-Met-Gala-Concert (Sound), 1962-The-Jack-Benny-Program (Sound), 1948-Luxury-Liner (Sound), 1937-I'll-Take-Romance (Sound), 1935-Here's-to-Romance (Sound), 2007/I-Manon (Music Department), 2001-Le-Cid (Music Department), 2000-Don-Quichotte (Music Department), 1983-Manon (Music Department), 1980-Werther (Music Department)
Theater Credits
Thais - Music (1908 - emClosing date unknown/em), Victor-Herbert's-Concert - Music (April 30, 1905 - April 30, 1905)
  • JULES MASSENETThe composer's handwritten, unsigned envelope sent to an address in Berlin Autograph Envelope, unsigned, 4½x3¾ envelope. Addressed in his hand to "Herr W. E. Colulli/Pension Volckmann/Potsdamer Str/Berlin". Remaining fragment of postmark is unreadable.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • JULES E. MASSENETMassenet lists a couple vocalists of interest in a letter sent while traveling Autograph letter signed: "M. Massenet", 4½x7. August 18, no place. To “Dear friend,/ Very dear friend”.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • JULES MASSENETThe composer expresses his regret about not being able to see his friend Autograph Letter signed: "M. Massenet", 2p, 4¾x6½ with blank integral leaf. No place, no date. To “my dear friend”.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • JULES E. MASSENETThe composer pens a letter asking a colleague to meet up and discuss an eventful Sunday Autograph letter signed: "J. Massenet", in black ink, 4½x7. To “My dear director”.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • JULES MASSENETSigned autograph letter (1883) to "my dear director", responding to bad news Autograph Letter signed: "J Massenet", 1 page, 5¼x8¼. No place, 1883 February 15. To "My dear director". In French,translated in full: "Mrs.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • JULES MASSENETThoughtful letter by the composer to a friend who just returned from Italy Autograph Letter signed: "Massenet", 3p (front and verso, integral leaf, 4½x7. Paris, 1895 February 15. To “Dear Madam”.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • JULES MASSENET Massenet writes a brief thank you and sets an appointment Autograph Letter signed: "J. Massenet". 2 p. 4½x7, matted to 14x12 overall. Paris, France, 1886 February 17. In French (translated) in part: " ..I am very grateful for your memories and your great congratulations.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • JULES MASSENETSigned autograph letter in French (1893), praising the recipient and arranging a meeting Autograph Letter signed: "J Massenet", in black ink, 2p, 4½x7, integral leaf. Paris, 1893 May 7. To "Dear great friend".

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • The well-known French composer signs this letter to a friend, handwritten and dated 1912, just a few months before his death. Massenet composed many of the world's best known operas of today, spanning multiple genres. A photo of the artist is included in this mounted and framed piece

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

  • JULES MASSENETLetter from the composer (1899) written "in the country," assuring a friend that he will be at the next meeting Autograph Letter signed: "Massenet", 1p, 4½x7. "à la campagne" [in the country], 1899 June 20. To "My great friend".

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • JULES MASSENET Only months after the brutal suppression of the Paris Commune, he signs an autograph letter telling a friend he no longer lives in Paris and visits at unpredictable times. Autograph Letter signed: "J. Massenet", 1 page, 4x6. Paris, 1871 August 19. In French, loosely translated.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • JULES MASSENETThe composer pens a letter arranging to meet a young lady Autograph Letter signed: "Massenet", 1 page, 4½x7. Paris, 1895 January 7. To "Mademoiselle".

    Sale Price $427.50

    $475.00

  • JULES MASSENETThe composer pens a letter to Camille Distel, asking permission to publish music with lyrics from one of her poems Autograph Letter signed: "Massenet", in black ink, 1p, 4½x7. Paris, 1900 October 27. To "Miss" [Camille Distel].

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • JULES MASSENETThe composer writes a complimentary letter to Jules Danbé, the conductor of his new opera Sapho Autograph Letter signed: "Massenet", 1 page, 4½x7. Saturday Night, 1897 November 6, after the first rehearsal of Sapho. To "My good friend" (Jules Danbé).

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • Signed autograph letter (1893) to the commander of a French regiment, requesting that a very talented student of Massenet's, Fernand Halphen, be given time to write music while under the colonel's command. Massenet predicts - correctly - that Halphen would win a Prix de Rome.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • JULES MASSENETLetter from the composer offering congratulations for the success of their daughter Autograph Letter signed: "Massenet", in brown ink, 1p, 4½x7. Paris, 1897 December 2. To an unnamed recipient.

    Sale Price $427.50

    $475.00

  • JULES MASSENETLetter from the French composer regarding logistics dated 1906 Autograph letter signed: "J. Massenet", 7x4½. December 7, 1906. To "Dear friend". In French,

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • JULES MASSENETLetter from the composer to a friend, inquiring about a missing photo by Reutlinger Autograph Letter signed: "Massenet", 1 page, 7x4½. No place, April 16. To "Very dear friend".

    Sale Price $427.50

    $475.00

  • JULES MASSENETLetter to composer Helene Moulins, telling her that since his trip to Vienna is delayed, he won't be able to visit her Autograph Letter signed: "J. Massenet". 1p, 4½x7. No place, 1901 April 15.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • JULES MASSENETComplimentary handwritten note from the composer: "You really are a lively soul" Autograph Note signed: "J. Massenet", 1p, 7¼x4½. Blue pencil note (unknown hand) at left edge dates the note 1903 November 17. To an unnamed recipient.

    Sale Price $427.50

    $475.00

  • JULES MASSENET Autograph letter unsigned (1899), discussing the salutary effects of cold weather, written from Geneva, where his opera Cendrillon was about the be performed Autograph Letter, unsigned, 2 pages (front and verso), 4½x7. Geneva, 1899 December 13 (Wednesday). To an un-named correspondent.

    Sale Price $427.50

    $475.00

  • JULES MASSENETHandwritten musical quotation and drawing, followed by a French verse, dated by the composer on New Year's Eve, 1906 Autograph Musical Quotation signed: "J. Massenet", 1p, 4½x7. No place, 1906 December 31. The 19th century French composer has written 2 bars of music and captioned them in pencil.

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

  • JULES MASSENETThe French composer sets up an appointment on his personal 4x2¾ calling card Autograph Note on Calling Card Signed: "Massenet", in brown ink, 4x2¾. In French,

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • JULES MASSENET En route to Italy, he sends sincere congratulations on his calling card Autograph Note on Calling Card, unsigned, 3½x2¼. Card imprinted with his name. In French, fully translated: "With my most sincere congratulations. While traveling .. to Italy". [Ellipses in original.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • JULES MASSENET Signed autographed note from his home in Egreville (1906), arranging a meeting in Paris on this 5½x3½ picture postcard Autograph Note on Picture Postcard Signed: "J. Massenet", 5½x3½ postcard with b/w printed photo of a chateau in Egreville. Egreville, France, 1906 July 30.

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • JULES MASSENETOne year before his death, he signs an autograph letter (1911) on a picture postcard from his summer home, Egreville Autograph note on printed postcard signed: "Massenet", b/w 3½x5½ picture postcard showing the Chateau of Egreville. Egreville, Sunday, 1911 August 27.

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • JULES MASSENETThe French composer sends a thoughtful letter from the countryside Autograph Note signed: "Massenet", 1 p, 4¼x7. From "the countryside", 1893 May 22. To an unnamed recipient. In French, translated in full: "My glory would be to deserve your letter.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • JULES MASSENETA note in French from the composer written in the countryside and dated 1900 Autograph note signed: "Massenet", in brown ink, 1p, 4½x7. “La campagne”[The countryside], June 6, 1900. To an unnamed recipient.

    Sale Price $427.50

    $475.00

  • JULES MASSENETTelegram to librettist Louis Gallet, collaborator on several of Massenet's operas and oratorios Autograph Letter signed: "J. Massenet", in brown ink, 1p, 4½x5¼. No place, no date (day is "Sunday"). Partly printed form of the French telegraph service.

    Sale Price $427.50

    $475.00

  • JULES MASSENETSepia-toned bust view 4¼x5¾ photo of the composer by Nadarz of Paris signed and dated 1898 in French Inscribed photograph signed: "To Mr. Leon Jancey/ at the Odeona/ A dear souvenir/ Massenet/ Paris/ 1898", in black ink, b/w, 4¼x5¾, mounted on card.

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

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