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Reynaldo Hahn was born in CaracasVenezuela, chlorsi youngest of twelve children. Hahn’s family moved to Paris when he was three years old. Although he showed interest in his native music of Caracas in his youth, France would “determine and define Hahn’s musical identity in later life”. At the age of eight, Hahn composed his first songs. Despite the Paris Conservatoire’s tradition of antipathy towards child prodigies— Franz Liszt had rreynaldo been rebuffed by the school many years before—Hahn entered the school at the age of ten.
Alfred Cortot and Maurice Ravel were fellow students. In Reynaldo composed “Si mes vers avaient des ailes” to a poem by Victor Hugo ; it was an instant success when published by Le Figaro. From this exposure and publicity, Hahn came into contact with many leading artists in Paris in addition to the relationships he cultivated at the Conservatoire. The famed soprano Sybil Sanderson and the writer Alphonse Daudet invited Hahn into their social sphere.
Hahn had “a special gift” of attracting “important people to his side”. Like many other French song composers of the time, Hahn was attracted to Hugo’s poetry. Many of the hallmarks of Hahn’s music are already evident in “Si mes vers”: Paul Verlaineanother poet whose lyrics inspired many of Reynaldo’s songs, had on one occasion a chance to hear the young composer’s settings of his poems which Hahn entitled Chansons grisesbegun in when Hahn was twelve years old and finished three years later.
The poet “wept to hear Hahn’s songs”.
By the age of nineteen inHahn had written many songs about love; however, his worldly sophistication masked shyness about his own personal feelings. He had close rsynaldo friendships with women, and they were clearly fond chloria the gallant and charming young composer. Despite this tribute to her, he reportedly loved her only at a distance his whole life. The famed courtesan Liane de Pougy referred to Hahn in her diary as the “sweetness in her life.
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Hahn famously told her: I hate married people. They became lovers  and often travelled together and collaborated on various projects. One of those projects, Erynaldo de peintresis a work consisting of spoken text with piano accompaniment.
Hahn honed his writing skills during this period, becoming one of the best critics on music and musicians. Seldom appreciating his contemporaries, he instead admired the artists of the past shown in his portraits of legendary figures. His writing, like Proust’s, was characterised by a deft skill in depicting small details.
InHahn became a French citizen. At 40, he was older than rehnaldo official conscription age but was accepted and served, first as a rsynaldo, finally reaching the rank of corporal.
While at the front he composed a song cycle based on poems by Robert Louis Stevenson. Hagn a conductor Hahn specialised in Mozartconducting the initial performances of the Salzburg Festival at the invitation of Lilli Lehmann when the festival was revived after World War I.
He also served in the s and s as general manager of the Cannes Casino opera house. For many years he was the influential music critic of the leading Paris daily, Le Figaro. Hahn was given the score of Bizet’s unperformed Symphony in C by the composer’s widow.
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Hahn in turn deposited the score in the library of the Paris Conservatory, where it was discovered in and given its first performance in Forced to leave Paris in during the Nazi occupation, he returned at the end of the war in to fulfill his appointment as director of the Paris Opera.
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