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Emmanuel Chabrier

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Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier (January 18, 1841 – September 13, 1894) was a French Romantic composer and pianist. Although known primarily for two of his orchestral works, España and Joyeuse marche, he left an important corpus of operas (including the increasingly popular ...

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Biography

Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier (January 18, 1841 – September 13, 1894) was a French Romantic composer and pianist. Although known primarily for two of his orchestral works, España and Joyeuse marche, he left an important corpus of operas (including the increasingly popular L'étoile), songs, and piano music as well. These works, though small in number, are of very high quality, and he was admired by composers as diverse as Debussy, Ravel, Richard Strauss, Satie, Schmitt, Stravinsky, and the group of composers known as Les six. Stravinsky alluded to España in his ballet Petrushka, Ravel wrote that the opening bars of Le roi malgré lui changed the course of harmony in France, Poulenc wrote a biography of the composer, and Richard Strauss conducted the first staged performance of Chabrier's incomplete opera Briséïs.

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Le Roi malgre lui - Act 2, no.9; Fete polonaise
Le Roi malgre lui - Act 2, no.9; Fete polonaise
Joyeuse marche vers. for orchestra
Joyeuse marche vers. for orchestra
Joyeuse marche vers. for orchestra
Composer
Conductor
Orchestra
Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
Choir
Voix de femmes des Choeurs de Toulouse Midi-Pyrenees
Espana - rhapsody
Espana
Habanera orch. composer [orig piano]
Habanera orch. composer [orig piano]
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