Emmanuel Alexis Chabrier (January 18, 1841 - September 13, 1894) was a French composer. From 1861 until 1880 he was employed in the French Ministry of the Interior; afterwards, he devoted himself to music.
His Idylle from Pieces pictoresque greatly influenced Francis Poulenc, who wrote in his book Emmanuel Chabrier, 'Even today I tremble with emotion in thinking of the miracle that was produced: a harmonic universe suddenly opened in front of me, and my music has never forgotten this first loving kiss.' (Ivry 1996)
- España (1883)
- Joyeuse Marche (1888)
- L'étoile (1877)
- Une éducation manquée (1879)
- Gwendoline (1885)
- Le Roi malgré lui (1887)
- Briséis (1888-1891)
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- Benjamin Ivry (1996). Francis Poulenc. Phaidon Press Limited. ISBN071483503X.