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HAHN, Reynaldo
b Caracas, 9 October 1875
d Paris, 28 January 1947, aged seventy-one

His family moved from Venezuela to Paris when Hahn was three, and took French nationality. At the Paris Conservatory he studied harmony with Dubois and composition with Massenet. His song 'Si mes vers avant des ailes' was composed when he was thirteen. A pianist, conductor and pleasing singer, he composed mainly for the theatre. In 1945 he was appointed director of the Paris Opera.

1892 (17)

Fin d'amour, ballet-pantomime

1897 (22l Nuit d'amour bergamasque, symphonic poem

1898 (23)

L'ile du reve, opera

1902 (27)

La Carmélite, opera-comique

1908 (33)

Promethee triomphant, for soli, chorus and orchestra

La Pastorale de Noel, a Christmas mystery

1909 (34)

Le Bal de Béatrice d'Este, ballet

1910 (35)

La Fete chez Thérese, ballet

1912 (37)

Le Bois sacré, ballet-pantomime

Le Dieu bleu, ballet

1919 (44)

Fete triomphale, opera

Nausicaa, opera-comique

1921 (46)

La Colombe de Bouddha, conte lyrique

1923 (48)

Ciboulette, operetta

1925 (50)

Mozart, musical comedy

1926 (51)

La Reine de Sheba, scene lyrique

Une Revue

Le Temps d'aimer, musical comedy

1927 (52)

Violin Concerto

1931 (56)

Piano Concerto

Brummel, operetta

1933 (58)

O mon bel inconnu! musical comedy

1935 (60)

Malvina, operetta

Le Marchand de Vénise, opera

1936 (61)

Beaucoup de bruit pour rien, musical comedy

1937-8 (62-3)

Aux bosquets d'Idalie, ballet

Le Oui des jeunes filles, opera

Hahn also wrote incidental music to seven plays; song cycles and other songs; some chamber work and pieces for piano; and wrote four books.

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