Emmanuel Chabrier


Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier was a Romantic composer and pianist, born in Ambert, central France. His bourgeois family did not approve of a musical career for him, and he studied law in Paris and then worked as a civil servant until the age of thirty-nine while immersing himself in the modernist artistic life of the French capital and composing in his spare time. From 1880 until his final illness he was a full-time composer.
The above text from the Wikipedia article "Emmanuel Chabrier" text is available under CC BY-SA 3.0.