16 Jan 2012

Reynaldo Hahn (1874/5 - 1947)

From Composer of the Week, 9:00 am on 16 January 2012
Reynaldo Hahn

Reynaldo Hahn Photo: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons


Reynaldo Hahn was born in Caracas, Venezuela and died in Paris, France.  He was a man of many talents but is especially remembered for his exquisite French art-songs.

As well as being an accomplished  composer, he was a conductor, music critic, diarist, theatre director, and salon singer. At one time he was the director of the Paris Opéra.

Hahn: Ce n’était pas la même chose (preceded by introduction by Maggie Teyte) - BBC WH 4158
Hahn: Une Cimitière de Campagne - Naïve V 5209
Hahn: La tour Saint-Jacques - Romophone 82015
Hahn: A Chloris (trans for oboe) - DG
Hahn: A Chloris (original) - Sony SK 6018
Hahn: L’Heure exquise - Sony SK 6018
Hahn: Anthony van Dyck, from Portraits of Painters - Bis 1439
Saint-Saëns - Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor Op 75 - Sony SK 89699
Hahn: Violin Sonata in C - Hyperion CDA 67391
Hahn: Piano Concerto in E (2 excerpts) - Hyperion CD 66897
Hahn: Piano Quintet in F sharp minor - Hyperion CDA 67258
Hahn: Air des adieux, from Mozart - EMI CDM 7 63164
Hahn: Iberienne, from Le Bal de Béatrice d’Este - Koch 301568
The Instruments of the orchestra (talk by Hahn) - Romophone 82015
Hahn: Je me metz en vostre mercy - Romophone 82015

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