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Scores of Contemporary Japanese Music

HAHN, Reynaldo

Reynaldo Hahn (ʁɛ.nal.do ha:n; 9 August 1874 – 28 January 1947) was a Venezuelan-born French composer, conductor, music critic, and singer. He is best known for his songs – mélodies – of which he wrote more than 100.

Hahn was born in Caracas but his family moved to Paris when he was a child, and he lived most of his life there. Following the success of his song "Si mes vers avaient des ailes" (If my verse had wings), written when he was aged 14, he became a prominent member of fin de siècle French society. Among his closest friends were Sarah Bernhardt and Marcel Proust. After the First World War, in which he served in the army, Hahn adapted to new musical and theatrical trends and enjoyed successes with his first opérette, Ciboulette (1923) and a collaboration with Sacha Guitry, the musical comedy Mozart (1926). During the Second World War Hahn, who was of Jewish descent, took refuge in Monaco, returning to Paris in 1945 where he was appointed director of the Opéra. He died in Paris in 1947, aged 72.

Title Arranger Instrumentation
A CHLORIS
Keyboard/Wind Duo for Trumpet and Piano
L'ÉNAMOURÉE
Keyboard/Wind Duo for Trumpet and Piano
L'Heure exquise
Keyboard/Wind Duo for Trumpet and Piano
Si mes vers avaient des ailes
Keyboard/Wind Duo for Trumpet and Piano
Vocalise - Étude ~Souvenir de Constantinople
Keyboard/Wind Duo for Trumpet and Piano