Hahn, Regnaldo


Born at Caracas, in Venezuela; entered the Conservatory in Paris when eleven years old. Studied solfeggio under Grandjouy, piano under Descombes, harmony under Theodore Dubois and Lavignac and composition under Massenet. In 1888 he published his first composition, and ten years later his first opera appeared, L'lle de Reve and his symphonic poem, Nuit d'Amour Bergamesque. His opera, La Carmelite, was given in 1902 at the Opera Comique, and in 1905 he wrote some elaborate music for the drama Esther, given at the Theatre Sara Bernhardt. He has published many charming songs.