Chausson, Ernest Amédée

Chausson, Ernest Amédée ĕrnĕst´ ämādā´ shōsôN´ [key], 1855–99, French composer. His music reflects the influence of César Franck and also suggests Debussy. Of his songs, perhaps the best known are Les Heures (1896) and Oraison (1896). His Symphony in B Flat Major is popular, and his Jardin aux lilas has been used for a ballet. He also wrote chamber music, church music, and poetic pieces for violin and for piano.

See biography by J. P. Barricelli (1955, repr. 1973).

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