For all of his life, Reynaldo Hahn was accused of being a lounge musician, light hearted and superficial: his compositions were written for no other reason than to suit the academic needs of the Belle Époque and of the Entre-deux-guerres societies. Fortunately however, in recent years, a handful of performers and publishers have allowed us to discover the incredible richness of his eclectic but also fascinating work. In particular the piano music of Reynaldo Hahn, still little known, is one of the original manifestations of his talent. The exceptional recordings in these four disks should ward off even the most stubborn prejudices.
From the 16th to 22nd February 2013 Cristina Ariagno and Jean-Christophe Etienne will present Concerto’s album dedicated to Reynaldo Hahn – Works for piano solo (4 CDs + 1 DVD Concerto 2015).