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Emmanuel Chabrier
Recommended Recordings



"… my rhythms, my tubes will arouse the whole audience to a feverish pitch of excitement; everyone will embrace his neighbour madly--- and you, too, will be obliged to hug Dancla [leader of the orchestra] in your arms, so voluptuous will be my melodies."

Chabrier: España, Suite Pastorale, etc; Roussel
(Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Paul Paray, conductor)
Paray's is the essential Chabrier

España, etc
(Ronald Janezic; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor)


Gwendoline
(Gérard Garino, Didier Henry, et al; Brno Philharmonic Choir, Slovak State Philharmonic Chorus, et al; Jean-Paul Penin, conductor )
Absolutely beautiful music more than compensates for the weak libretto

L'Oeuvre pour piano
(Pierre Barbizet, Jean Hubeau)
Set of two CDs

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