Along with Piano music, song is Reynaldo Hahn's (1874-1947) preferred genre: with his light Baritone voice, the young prodigy conquered Parisian salons by singing the works of his favourite composers (Gounod, Massenet, Fauré), not to mention his own compositions, which enchanted audiences. Though finely wrought, these songs have a naturalness which continues to please, as evidenced by the success of the first two volumes.
For many, this third volume will be a revelation since it assembles, for the first time, songs that were published separately in magazines. It also includes the Love without wings cycle (1904, based on melancholy poems by Mary Robinson) and the series of songs performed by Yvonne Printemps in the film La Dame aux Camélias (1934), which were on everyone's lips at the time.
Au pays musulman
Love without wings
Ah! Could I clasp thee in mine arms
The fallen oak
I know you love me not
Oh! For the wings of a dove!
J’ai caché dans la rose en pleurs
au temps des églantines
Chanson (Danse, petite sirene)
Le Marchand de marrons
La Dame aux Camélias
Mon rêve était d’avoir
C’est à Paris !, Au fil de l’eau
Vocalise-Étude (Souvenir de Constantinople).
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