S’il est vrai, Chloris, que tu m’aimes,. Mais j’entends, que tu m’aimes bien,. Je ne crois point que les rois mêmes. Aient un bonheur pareil au mien. Que la mort. S’il est vrai, Chloris, que tu m’aimes, Mais j’entends, que tu m’aimes bien, Je ne crois point que les rois mêmes Aient un bonheur pareil au. Reynaldo Hahn. À Chloris, for voice & piano (from “Melodies, Book II”). Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter.

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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 Hwhn and Baroque literatureand the jahn in the accompaniment, the repeated trills and turns, also evoke the realm of the Baroque song.

He died in of a brain tumor, without executing the reforms for which his supporters had hoped.

Organ Music from St. Victoria from the Heart: Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Alfred Cortot and Hwhn Ravel were fellow students. He had close intimate friendships with women, and they were clearly fond of the gallant and charming young composer. Don’t show me this message again. While at the front he composed a song cycle based on poems by Robert Louis Stevenson.


Like many other French song composers of the time, Hahn was attracted to Hugo’s poetry. This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat Don’t show me this message again.

À Chloris (Hahn, Reynaldo)

Songs by Reynaldo Hahn. Hahn in turn deposited the score in the library of the Paris Conservatory, where chporis was discovered in and given its first performance in The Songs fo Reynaldo Hahn.

His writing, like Proust’s, was characterised by a deft skill in depicting small details. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The poet “wept to hear Hahn’s songs”.

However, the work is not a mere imitation; it is a modern song, one that pays homage to, rather than imitates, the older models. 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”. Despite this tribute to her, he reportedly loved her only at a distance his whole life.

Seldom appreciating his contemporaries, he instead admired the artists of the past shown in his portraits of legendary figures. The song is almost a three-piece composition than having just the vocal and the piano parts.


Not all the material on this website is in the public domain. The total effect is particularly lovely and surprisingly sensual, as the singer dwells upon his happiness in her love.

Go to the text. Click track numbers above to select. Hahn had “a special gift” of attracting “important people to his side”. 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 site is also available in several languages. Radio Broadcasts, – Her distinctive, intelligent, warm, bright-sounding mezzo-soprano will be enjoyed by her growing ‘army’ of fans in this rich, romantic repertoire.

At the age of eight, Hahn composed his first songs. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Songs of Reynaldo Hahn. Hahn famously told her: Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Streams Videos All Posts. InHahn became a French citizen.