Poster or Presentation Title

A Musical Explosion in Less than 3 Minutes

Presenter Information

DeAra WarrenFollow

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

April 2017

End Date

April 2017

Department

Music

Abstract

French Composer Jules Massenet (1842-1912), altered the Romantic Era in the world of French Opera with exotic interpretations of emotion through song. The purpose of this study was to – investigate Massenet’s technical mastery and craftsmanship in his works. The specific problems of this study were to (1) examine compositional techniques utilized by Jules Massenet; (2) identify compositional technique’s exhibited in Va! Laisse couler mer larmes and Elegie; and (3) compare and contrast Massenet’s techniques to previous techniques integrated in French Opera.

The destruction of the French Revolution eliminated most of the musical accomplishments achieved. Massenet entered Paris Conservatoire in 1853 at age 11 and won Prix de Rome in at age 21. He later influenced an entire generation of French composers while he taught at the Paris Conservatoire. The evolution of French Opera was phenomenal but Massenet struck a different chord.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Chris Magee

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A Musical Explosion in Less than 3 Minutes

French Composer Jules Massenet (1842-1912), altered the Romantic Era in the world of French Opera with exotic interpretations of emotion through song. The purpose of this study was to – investigate Massenet’s technical mastery and craftsmanship in his works. The specific problems of this study were to (1) examine compositional techniques utilized by Jules Massenet; (2) identify compositional technique’s exhibited in Va! Laisse couler mer larmes and Elegie; and (3) compare and contrast Massenet’s techniques to previous techniques integrated in French Opera.

The destruction of the French Revolution eliminated most of the musical accomplishments achieved. Massenet entered Paris Conservatoire in 1853 at age 11 and won Prix de Rome in at age 21. He later influenced an entire generation of French composers while he taught at the Paris Conservatoire. The evolution of French Opera was phenomenal but Massenet struck a different chord.