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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

Soiree: Magdalena Kozena & Friends
Soiree: Magdalena Kozena & Friends

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(Pentatone)

Mer(s): Elgar, Chausson, Joncieres
Mer(s): Elgar, Chausson, Joncieres

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(Erato)

Violin Plus One
Violin Plus One

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(Delos)

Ivry Gitlis: The Early Years, Birth of a Legend
Ivry Gitlis: The Early Years, Birth of a Legend

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(Rhine Classics)

Ravel & Chausson - Piano Trios
Ravel & Chausson - Piano Trios

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(MDG (Dabringhaus und Grimm))