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Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier (French: [ɛmanɥɛl ʃabʁie]; 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 L'étoile), songs, and piano music. 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; Gustav Mahler called España "the beginnings of modern music" and alluded to the "Dance Villageoise" in the Rondo Burleske movement of his Ninth Symphony. 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.

Chabrier was also associated with some of the leading writers and painters of his time. He was especially friendly with the painters Claude Monet and Édouard Manet, and collected Impressionist paintings before Impressionism became fashionable. A number of such paintings from his personal collection are now housed in some of the world's leading art museums.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Joyeuse marche / España / Suite pastorale / Danse slave / Fête polonaise / Prélude pastoral / Bourée fantasque / Menuet pompeux Emmanuel Chabrier; Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson 1
1991 Piano works Chabrier; Robert Casadesus, Gaby Casadesus, Jean Casadesus 1
1992 Le Roi malgré lui (Chœurs & Nouvel Orchestre Philharmoique de Radio France feat. conductor: Charles Dutoit) Emmanuel Chabrier 1
1993 Œuvres orchestrales et vocales Emmanuel Chabrier; Michel Plasson 1
1993 Œuvres pour piano Emmanuel Chabrier; Alain Planès 1
1994 Complete Piano Music Emmanuel Chabrier; Rena Kyriakou 1
1994 España Chabrier ; Orchestre National de France, Armin Jordan 1
1999 España / Joyeuse marche / Suite pastorale (Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor: Herve Niquet) Emmanuel Chabrier 1
2002 Musique adorable! Emmanuel Chabrier; Felicity Lott, Geraldine McGreevy, William Burden, Toby Spence, Stephen Varcoe, Graham Johnson 1
2010 Pièces pour piano Emmanuel Chabrier; Emmanuel Strosser 1
2013 Neeme Järvi conducts Chabrier Emmanuel Chabrier; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Neeme Järvi 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Paray Conducts Chabrier & Roussel Emmanuel Chabrier, Albert Roussel; Paul Paray, Detroit Symphony Orchestra 2
1993 Chabrier: España / Falla: El Sombrero de tres picos, La vida breve, El amor brujo Chabrier, Falla; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Marilyn Horne 1
1994 Carmen Suite; L'Arlésienne Suite; Jeux d'Enfants \ Gaîté Parisienne \ L'Apprenti Sorcier Georges Bizet, Jacques Offenbach, Paul Dukas, Emmanuel Chabrier, Camille Saint-Saëns; Charles Munch, Jean Martinon, Ernest Ansermet, Sir Georg Solti 1
1999 Fauré / Chabrier / Satie / Ravel Fauré, Chabrier, Satie, Ravel; Naida Cole 1
2000 Tchaikovsky: Symphony 6 "Pathétique" / Romeo and Juliet / Chabrier: España Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Emmanuel Chabrier; Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
2005 The Founding Years: Mozart: Symphony no. 35 "Haffner" / Chabrier: España / Sibelius: Tempest / Mozart: Mass in C minor / Handel: Israel in Egypt Mozart, Chabrier, Sibelius, Handel; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham 2

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