Emmanuel Chabrier was denied the musical education that he had yearned for, as his family wanted something better for him. But eventually, later in life, he was able to follow his dream.
In a way, this gave him a unique advantage, as he was not then bound by the musical establishment, but rather followed his own creative path, a path that was to have a huge influence on the great French composers of future generations.
He tends to be known for his rather showy popular works, but there is a far deeper, and more introspective side to him as you will see in this superb work. 9 mins. M