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Chabrier Emmanuel

Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier was a French composer of the Romantic Era. Although he bagan the study of music at the age of six, he came from a family that didn't approve of music as a career and was trained as a Lawyer.  He was 39 years old before he began serious work as a composer. 

Chabrier was influenced by the music of Wagner.  Later his music became a strong influence on masterl like Debussy, Ravel Strauss, Satie, and Stravinsky.  Chabrier is often credited with paving the way for French modernism. 

    Chabrier Emmanuel (1841-1894)      
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