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Festival: Palazzetto Bru Zane - Cycle Reynaldo Hahn


September 21 – October 26, 2019

Reynaldo Hahn was a perfect study topic for the Palazzetto Bru Zane. Although his name has never disappeared from the annals of music history, although he wrote several hugely famous works such as Ciboulette, L’Heure exquise and Si mes vers avaient des ailes, and although he was friendly with well-known figures such as Proust and Arletty, he has still been persistently ostracised. Why? Because he is still simply regarded as a composer who entertained the Paris salons during the Belle Époque with delightful mélodies, whose true variety and depth are not fully appreciated. Furthermore, the complete set of Hahn’s songs in all their diversity did not appear on CD until 2019. Like Fauré or Messager, this charismatic composer was a 'passeur de siècle', effecting a transition from one century to another and transforming the foundations of romanticism inherited from Gounod into a modernity influenced by contact with musical comedy. It is no exaggeration to say that the composer’s catalogue contains something of everything. He also shone in ballet, operetta, concerto, mélodie, opera, chamber music and piano music.

For full information visit the Palazzetto Bru Zane website.

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