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JULES MASSENET was one of those fortunate people who find their iife-work quickly, and are able to apply their gifts to the very best advantage. His early successes at the Paris Conservatoire were repeated as soon as he began to write Operas. At the age of thirty-four he received the decoration of the Legion of Honour, and two years later he became a member of the Academy of Fine Arts—the youngest member ever elected. He always knew how to hit the Parisian taste. Not many of his works have survived in England, but the Opera, Manon, was long a favourite at Covent Garden.
BIZET lived only thirty-seven years, and suffered many disappointments, but at least one of his works, Carmen, has triumphantly held the stage for over half a century, and seems likely to do so for some generations to come. Tn a Cradle Song we expect to find the chief charm in lyrical expressiveness, rather than in the command of rhythm and colour that makes his best stage work so attractive.
TTPON Gabriel Faure , who died in 1924, in his '-' eightieth year, a great many dfneial distinctions were conferred, including the rare one of a 'National Homage' at the Sorbonne in 1922. Among his best work (certainly his most .distinctive, characteristically French music) may be in- eluded his songs, of which he wrote very many. Of these, Après un rive has so attractive a melody that instrumental soloists quickly adopted it for their own.


Sung By: Helen Henschel
Unknown: Jules Massenet
Unknown: Ttpon Gabriel Faure

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