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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 influenced by his reading of the symbolist poets and… read more

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  • Avatar for Imarcescivel
    Charming music.
  • Avatar for denisjuk
    Symphony in B flat, Op. 20
  • Avatar for mrBuko
    Concerto in D Major: Décidé, Calme, mmm.... very beautiful!
  • Avatar for yu00
    Poème is amazing.
  • Avatar for Taxes
    Concert en ré pour piano, violon et quatuor à cordes: whoa
  • Avatar for AnneChovie
    "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.
  • Avatar for sherwinjtb
    oh, his father's death was not far from his. a short musical career, but successful nonetheless.
  • Avatar for sneggyuser
    Some lovely pieces indeed!
  • Avatar for Vasilievich
    I wouldn't completely say he "wasn't very prolific" his originality was what made him somewhat prolific in the creative sense.
  • Avatar for KraeheK
    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.

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