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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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
1988 Gaîté Parisienne, Faust, España Emmanuel Chabrier, Charles-François Gounod, Ambroise Thomas, Jacques Offenbach & Manuel Rosenthal 1
1991 Piano works Chabrier; Robert Casadesus, Gaby Casadesus, Jean Casadesus 1
1992 Francis Poulenc Plays Poulenc & Satie Poulenc, Satie, Chabrier; Francis Poulenc, Pierre Bernac 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
1996 España/ Suite Pastorale / Habanera / Marche Français / Fête Polonaise Chabrier; Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir John Eliot Gardiner 1
1999 España / Fête polonaise / Joyeuse marche Emmanuel Chabrier; Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte‐Carlo, Hervé Niquet 1
2002 Musique adorable! Emmanuel Chabrier; Felicity Lott, Geraldine McGreevy, William Burden, Toby Spence, Stephen Varcoe, Graham Johnson 1
2005 Philharmonia Promenade Concert J. Strauss, Chabrier, Suppé, Offenbach; Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan 1
2006 Piano Music Emmanuel Chabrier; Angela Hewitt 2
2010 Pièces pour piano Emmanuel Chabrier; Emmanuel Strosser 1
2013 Neeme Järvi conducts Chabrier Emmanuel Chabrier; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Neeme Järvi 1
Ravel: Bolero & Works By Chabrier, Dukas, Berlioz Ravel, Chabrier, Dukas, Berlioz; Hallé Orchestra, James Loughran 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Paray Conducts Chabrier & Roussel Emmanuel Chabrier, Albert Roussel; Paul Paray, Detroit Symphony Orchestra 2
1993 The Royal Edition, Volume 75: 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 Bizet: Carmen Suite / L'Arlésienne Suite / Jeux d'enfants / Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne / Dukas: L'Apprenti Sorcier / Chabrier / Saint-Saëns Bizet, Offenbach, Dukas, Chabrier, Saint-Saëns; Munch, Martinon, Ansermet, Solti 1
1999 Fauré / Chabrier / Satie / Ravel Fauré, Chabrier, Satie, Ravel; Naida Cole 1
1999 Tchaikovsky: Symphony 6 "Pathétique" / Romeo and Juliet / Chabrier: España Tchaikovsky, Chabrier; Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
2002 Music to Remember: Chabrier, Mozart, Delius, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz, Massanet Emmanuel Chabrier, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frederick Delius, Claude Debussy, Camille Saint‐Saëns, Hector Berlioz, Jules Massenet; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham 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
Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune / Ravel: Boléro / Dukas: L'Apprenti Sorcier / Chabrier: España Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Paul Dukas, Emmanuel Chabrier; Wiener Symphoniker, Edouard van Remoortel 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Leonoren-Overture Nr. 3 / Schwanensee / Bolero / Daphnis und Chloé / España Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chabrier, Ravel; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti 1
1998 French Songs Fauré, Hahn, Bizet, Chabrier; Rachel Yakar, Claude Lavoix 1

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