Emmanuel Chabrier was born in Ambert in 1841. He worked with the Ministry of the Interior and became a composer. He was friends with Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns, Jules Massenet, Vincent d’Indy and César Franck but also with impressionist painters like Édouard Manet and he collected his paintings. His works inspired Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel for example. “À la musique” is a little-known sheet music intended for a 4 female voice choir and solo soprano. There are soft and bold harmonies and that add originality to your programs.