Reynaldo Hahn was a naturalised French composer, conductor, music critic and diarist. Best known as a composer of songs, he wrote in the French classical tradition of the melodie.
The fine craftsmanship, remarkable beauty, and originality of his works capture the insouciance of la belle epoque.
Born the youngest of twelve children, Reynaldo's father Carlos was an affluent engineer, inventor, and businessman of German-Jewish extraction; his mother, Elena Maria de Echenagucia, was a Venezuelan of Basque origin. The increasingly volatile political atmosphere in South America during the 1870s ...
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