Ernest Chausson (1855 - 1899)
Ernest Chausson (January 20, 1855 ? June 10, 1899) was a French composer.
He was born in Paris into an upper middle-class family. He frequented the Paris salons, where he met such celebrities as Fantin-Latour, Odilon Redon, and Vincent d'Indy. He dabbled in writing and drawing before definitely deciding on his career.
He completed his law studies and became a lawyer at the court of appeals, but never completed his practical stage. In October of 1879, he began attending the classes of Jules Massenet at the Paris Conservatoire at age 25. He had already composed some piano pieces and songs ... (Read all)