French Romantic composer Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894) took piano lessons as a child but entered law school and then the Ministry of the Interior. He composed and studied music on the side, visiting with the likes of Fauré, Saint-Saëns and Duparc. Chabrier later became a full-time composer, producing such diverse works as Pièces pittoresques for piano, Rhapsody España for orchestra, and operas including Gwendoline and Le Roi malgré lui.
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Art Songs by Emmanuel Chabrier
Miscellaneous pieces listed with recmusic.org, all having French texts, some with English translations.
Chabrier, Emmanuel (1841 - 1894), France
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Chabrier, Emmanuel (1841-1894)
Brief biography and caricature with summaries of orchestral and piano music with recommended recordings.
Classical Archives: Emmanuel Chabrier
Biography from the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. Complete files offered in MIDI format.
Emmanuel Alexis Chabrier
Birth and death dates, noted works, and links from Musicalics.
Filmography listing TV shows and movies based on or using his music from the Internet Movie Database.
Emmanuel Chabrier: The Angel of the Absurd
Key works, suggested reading, recommended recordings, portrait, and quotes from Humanities Web.
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