Méditation de Thaïs

Jules Massenet

Performers : Marina Chiche & Aurélien Pontier

Instruments : Violin, Piano

Level : Intermediate

Pitch : 442Hz

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About :Méditation is a symphonic intermezzo from the opera "Thaïs," composed by French composer Jules Massenet in 1894. The work, originally written for the famous American soprano Sibyl Sanderson, sets a libretto Louis Gallet inspired by the eponymous novel by Anatole France. This piece depicts the encounter between the Cenobite monk Athanaël and Thaïs, a renowned courtesan and pagan priestess, whom he tries to convert to Christianity. The meditation for solo violin and orchestra is one of the greatest opera works.
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