The Composer was born on this date in 1842 THE STATION ORCHESTRA, conducted bv
T. H. MORRISON MASSENET was one of those fortunate people who find their life-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. Massenet wrote incidental music for a play by Leconte de Lisle, Les Erinnyes, dealing with the tragedy of Orestes, who murdered his mother, Klytemnestra, to avenge her murder of his father. The Furies, as the instruments of vengeance, tormented Orestes.
HELSBY BLAIR (Baritone)
Ev'ry Kiss is a Song CENDRILLON, the fairy tale of Cinderella set for the stage, contains tender love music, graceful dances, light, humorous episodes, and a gay march to which all the Princesses in the world arrive, when they come to try on the glass slipper.
An Autumn Thought Open Thy Blue Eyes
The Soul of the Flowers