Pièce pour alto et piano : Work information

Composers
(Amédée-)Ernest Chausson ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Richard Kapp (Piano), Mela Tenenbaum (Viola)

This work

Work name
Pièce pour alto et piano
Work number
Op. 39
Key
n/a
Genre
A
Composed
1897-01-01 02:00:00

This recording

Label
Essay
Producer
Adam Abeshouse
Engineer
Adam Abeshouse
Recording date
1997-04-14 00:00:00

Track listing

  • 6:29 min

The Composers

(Amédée-)Ernest Chausson

Although the young Ernest Chausson was introduced to the fashionable salons of Paris early in life, his lack of contact with children his own age left him awkward and maladroit.  Studying under Massenet and Cèsar Franck at the Paris Conservatoire led him to visit Germany to hear Wagner.  This brought out a greater degree of drama in his works, which had previously been restrained and elegant.  He died prematurely in a cycling accident, leaving a small but rounded oeuvre.

Related composers: Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré