Reynaldo Hahn. À Chloris, for voice & piano (from “Melodies, Book II”). Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter. Reynaldo Hahn. Publisher: Alphonse Leduc. A Chloris (). Publisher. Alphonse Leduc. Category. Soloist(s) and Orchestra. Sub Category. String Orchestra. Reynaldo Hahn: À Chloris. February 26, | Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. Share this post. From Caramoor’s Vice-President of Programming.
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As 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. Hahn honed his writing skills during this period, becoming one of the best critics on music and musicians. Despite the Paris Conservatoire’s tradition of antipathy towards child prodigies— Franz Liszt had famously been rebuffed by the school many years before—Hahn entered the school at the age of ten.
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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.
Hahn had “a special gift” of attracting “important people to his side”. By the age of nineteen inHahn had written many songs about love; however, his worldly sophistication masked shyness about his own personal feelings. 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.
They became lovers  and often travelled together and collaborated on various projects. Many of the hallmarks of Hahn’s music are already evident in “Si mes vers”: This song declares itself immediately as a variation on the Renaissance and Baroque tradition of the pastoral song, with its use of the title, “To Chloris, ” Chloris and Phyllis were the generic names for pastoral shepherdesses and nymphs in Renaissance and Baroque literatureand the ornamentation in the accompaniment, the repeated trills and turns, also evoke the realm of the Baroque song.
The bass line to the piano accompaniment is generally a procession of stately chords, producing a contrast to the delicate, ornamented treble lines, and the vocal line is in the middle, both in terms of pitch and of its phrasing, being smoothly lyrical without either ornament or the heavy rhythm of the bass lines.
À Chloris (Hahn, Reynaldo) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music
For many years he was the influential music critic of the leading Paris daily, Le Figaro. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Reynaldo Hahn. The poet “wept to hear Hahn’s songs”. While at the front he composed a song cycle based on poems by Robert Louis Stevenson.
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Paul Verlaineanother poet whose choris 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 grisesreynsldo in when Hahn was twelve years old and finished three years later. Her distinctive, intelligent, warm, bright-sounding mezzo-soprano will be enjoyed by her growing ‘army’ of fans in this rich, romantic repertoire.
He died in of a brain tumor, without executing the reforms for which his supporters had hoped. Stephen Varcoe baritoneGraham Johnson piano. Reynaldo Hahn was born in CaracasVenezuela, the youngest of twelve children.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Alfred Cortot and Maurice Ravel were fellow students. If it be true, Chloris, that thou lovst me, And I understand that thou dost love me wellI do not believe that even kings Could know such happiness as mine. At 40, he was older than the official conscription age but was accepted and served, first as a private, finally reaching the rank of corporal. Hahn was given the score of Bizet’s unperformed Symphony in C by the composer’s widow.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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.
However, the work is not a mere imitation; it is a modern song, one that pays homage to, rather than imitates, the older models. Like many other French song composers of the time, Hahn was attracted to Hugo’s poetry. Hahn’s family moved to Paris when he was three years old. He also served in the s and s as general manager of the Cannes Casino opera house. Don’t show me this message again. Susan Graham at Carnegie Reyna,do. All that they say of ambrosia Does not fire my imagination Like the favour of thine eyes.
Songs of Reynaldo Hahn. In Love with Love.
Hahn famously told her: Martyn Hill tenorGraham Johnson piano.