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Ernest Chausson

Amédée-Ernest Chausson (20 January 1855 – 10 June 1899) 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 had little or no interest in the profession. He frequented the Paris salons, where he met celebrities such as Henri Fantin-Latour, Odilon Redon, and Vincent d'Indy. Before deciding on a musical career, he dabbled in writing and drawing.

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Recent Chausson releases

Ravel - Piano Trio; Chausson - Piano Quartet
Ravel - Piano Trio; Chausson - Piano Quartet

£13.25

(Berlin Classics)

Pierre Barbizet: The Complete Erato & HMV Recordings
Pierre Barbizet: The Complete Erato & HMV Recordings

£34.15

(Erato)

The Romantic Viola Vol.2: Vierne, Chausson, Tournemire, Berlioz
The Romantic Viola Vol.2: Vierne, Chausson, Tournemire, Berlioz

£13.25

(Fuga Libera)

Lucerne Festival Vol.15: Armin Jordan conducts Debussy, Roussel & Chausson
Lucerne Festival Vol.15: Armin Jordan conducts Debussy, Roussel & Chausson

£11.88

(Audite)

Paul Paray and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Milestones of a Legendary Conductor
Paul Paray and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Milestones of a Legendary Conductor

£16.10

(Documents)