Ernest Chausson

Ernest Chausson Sheet Music

  • Born
    20th January 1855
  • Died
    10th June 1899
  • Birthplace
    Paris, France

Ernest Chausson was a French romantic composer who died just as his career was beginning to flourish. Ernest Chausson was born in Paris into a prosperous bourgeois family. His father made his fortune assisting Baron Haussmann in the redevelopment of Paris in the 1850s. To please his father, Chausson studied law and was appointed a barrister for the Court of Appeals; but in truth, he had little or no interest in the law. He frequented the Paris salons, where he met celebrities such as Henri Fantin-Latour, Odilon Redon, and Vincent d'Indy. Before definitively deciding on his career, he dabbled in writing and drawing.

Title Form Instrument
Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D, Op. 21 Concerto Chamber group
Quelques danses, Op. 26 Dance Piano
2 Duos, Op. 11 Duet Voice(s) and Piano
3 Motets, Op. 12 Motet Voice(s) and Instruments
Hélène, Op. 7 Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La légende de Sainte Cécile, Op. 22 Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Paysage, Op. 38 Piano piece Piano
Pièce, Op. 39 Piece Solo Instrument and Piano
Poème, Op. 25 Piece Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Piano Quartet, Op. 30 Quartet Chamber group
String Quartet, Op. 35 Quartet String Quartet
Les Vêpres de Commun des Saints, Op. 31 Sacred Mass Organ
2 Mélodies, Op. 36 Song Voice(s) and Piano
2 Poèmes, Op. 34 Song Voice(s) and Piano
3 Lieder, Op. 27 Song Voice(s) and Piano
4 Mélodies, Op. 8 Song Voice(s) and Piano
4 Mélodies, Op. 13 Song Voice(s) and Piano
7 Mélodies, Op. 2 Song Voice(s) and Piano
Chanson perpétuelle, Op. 37 Song Voice(s) and Orchestra
Chansons de Miarka, Op. 17 Song Voice(s) and Piano