Composer, conductor and critic Reynaldo Hahn was born 9 August 1874 in Caracas. Hahn spent most of his life in Paris, studying (from age 11) with Massenet at the Conservatoire. Later he worked as music critic for Le Figaro and later as Music Director of the Paris Opéra. An enthusiast of Mozart's operas, he studied them to produce improved performances. He died in Paris on 28 January 1947.
A selection of M&V articles about Reynaldo Hahn
Ensemble. Sparkling Performances - Yvonne Kenny and Iain Burnside at London's Wigmore Hall, reviewed by Robert Hugill
Record box. Refined music - Ron Bierman listens to the music of Reynaldo Hahn
CD Spotlight - Discreet pleasures. '... incomparable authority and elegance ...' Earl Wild plays Hahn's 'Le Rossignol éperdu', appreciated by John Bell Young