Reynaldo Hahn was born on August 9, 1874, in Caracas (Venezuela) and died on January 28, 1947, in Paris . At 3, he went to France, at 11, he attended the conservatoire and, at 13, he composed a melody from a text of Victor Hugo. He taught singing at the Ecole normale de musique de Paris from 1920 and then became director of the Opera de Paris in 1945. As a member of the high society, he was decorated with the Legion of Honour just before he died.
Among his pieces: Ciboulette (1923), a Concerto for piano (1931) or the song cyle Les chansons grises.
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