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Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier

Chabrier, Alexis Emmanuel (älĕksēˈ ĕmänüĕlˈ shäbrēāˈ) [key], 1841–94, French composer. His best-known works are an orchestral rhapsody, España (1883); an opera, Le Roi malgré lui (1887); and piano pieces, such as Habanera (1885) and Bourrée fantasque (1891). Chabrier's works display vivid harmonic and orchestral color and musical drollery. His music influenced such French composers as Ravel and Satie.

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