(es PAHN yah)
Emmanuel Chabrier was born in 1841, died in 1894. He wrote his pieces in
pencil, he sid it wold make corrections easier. His life began in the
Auvergne and studied music at age six but did not commit to a creer in
music until he was in his late thirties. In 1882 he and his wife
vacationed in Spain enjoying the flamenco music heard in the cafes. He
wrote down some themes and improvised some of the jotas and malaguenas
for friends. This led to his most popular work "Espana".