Reynaldo Hahn (9 August 1874 – 28 January 1947) was a Venezuelan, naturalised French, composer, conductor, music critic, diarist, theatre director, and salon singer. Best known as a composer of songs, he wrote in the French classical tradition of the mélodie. The fine craftsmanship, remarkable beauty, and originality of his works capture the insouciance of la belle époque. (adapted from Wikipedia article)
Wikipedia identifies the YouTube image (above) as “Reynaldo Hahn, painting by Lucie Lambert, 1907”. It links to “Si mes vers avaient des ailes” by Reynaldo Hahn, sung by Susan Graham.
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