Emmanuel Chabrier

Emmanuel Chabrier Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    18th January 1841
  • Died
    13th September 1894
  • Birthplace
    Ambert, France

Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier 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, songs, and piano music. These works, gained him the admiration of composers as diverse as Debussy, Ravel, Richard Strauss, Satie, Schmitt, and Stravinsky, and the French 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 premiere of Briséïs. Chabrier was also associated with some of the leading writers and painters of his time, especially with painters Claude Monet and Édouard Manet, and collected a considerable number of paintings.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Ballade des gros dindons Ballade Voice(s) and Piano
Recueil de mélodies Books Voice(s) and Piano
La sulamite Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Caprice Caprice Piano
Bourrée fantasque Dance Piano
Joyeuse Marche March Orchestra
Marche des Cipayes March Piano
Gwendoline Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Le roi malgré lui Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
L'étoile Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Une éducation manquée Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
10 Pièces pittoresques Piano piece Piano
Air de ballet Piano piece Piano
Aubade Piano piece Piano
Ballabile Piano piece Piano
Cortège burlesque Piano piece Piano 4 hands
Feuillet d'album Piano piece Piano
Habanera Piano piece Piano
Ronde champêtre Piano piece Piano
Souvenirs de Munich Piano piece Piano 4 hands