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Ernest Chausson (January 20, 1855 – June 10, 1899) was a French composer.

His work is commonly divided into three periods, the first of which is dominated by Massenet and exhibits fluid and elegant melodies. The second period dating from 1886 is marked by a more dramatic character, benefitting by his contacts with the artistic milieux in which he moved. The third period dates from his father's death in 1894 and was…

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  • Symphony in B flat, Op. 20
  • Concerto in D Major: Décidé, Calme, mmm.... very beautiful!
  • Poème is amazing.
  • Concert en ré pour piano, violon et quatuor à cordes: whoa
  • "he wasn't very prolific" – that’s partly because he was a lawyer by training and he died rather young in a bicycle accident. Had he lived longer, we might have more of his music.
  • oh, his father's death was not far from his. a short musical career, but successful nonetheless.
  • Some lovely pieces indeed!
  • I wouldn't completely say he "wasn't very prolific" his originality was what made him somewhat prolific in the creative sense.
  • Thanks for the recommendation, tysEP! I had previously only heard Le roi Arthus (an important work of the era/country) and the Symphony, but am listening to the Poème for violin and orchestra at the moment and it's quite wonderful! Shame that the composer does not seem to have been very prolific.
  • the piano trio in g minor is wonderful! definitely a hidden gem

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