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Chabrier: Bourrée fantasque

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  • Composer: Emmanuel Chabrier
  • Editor: Peter Jost
  • Fingering: Pascal Rogé
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Work: Bourrée fantasque
  • ISMN: 9790201811628
  • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 18
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


Whereas numerous French composers of the time tried to breathe new life into the larger forms of instrumental music, Chabrier concentrated on the smaller dance and character forms. The "Bourrée fantasque" was composed in 1891 and was the culmination of his piano works. The strictly regulated, lively court dance of the time is enriched by unusual harmonies and rhythms and therefore appears in a completely new light. The work is particularly characteristic of Chabrier's style that oscillates between nostalgia, avantgarde and parody.