Reynaldo Hahn – Le rossignol des lilas

Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)

Reynaldo Hahn was a French composer who was born in Caracas, Venezuela.  Hahn studied composition with Jules Massenet (the composer of the opera Thais which contains a famous piece for violin solo called Meditation).  Reynaldo Hahn first became known for his songs when he was a teenager.  After 1900 he concentrated more on conducting, writing ballets, operas and operettas.

Here is a song by Reynaldo Hahn called “Le rossignol des lilas.” It is performed by mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and pianist Roger Vignoles.  Enjoy!