Perfect for voice – 8 arias as set by Camille Saint-Saëns

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (10/9/1835 – 12/16/1921) was a French composer, organist, conductor and pianist of the Romantic era. He was also a poet and playwright. In his younger years, he was enthusiastic for music of the modern day, including Schumann, Wagner, and Liszt. However, he remained a traditionalist committed to musical structures by earlier French composers.… Read More

34 Art Songs, as set by Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet (25 October 1838 – 3 June 1875) was a French composer and pianist during the Romantic Era. Bizet is best known for his final work, Carmen, which is one of the most popular and frequently performed operas of all time. Listen to the audio archives on Georges Bizet’s work at the Library of Congress here.… Read More

Happy birthday, Reynaldo Hahn

Reynaldo Hahn, was the youngest of twelve children of a Venezuelan Catholic mother and a German Jewish father. Hahn’s (pronounced with the German aspirate -h [ha:n]) was born on 8/9/1874 in Venezuela. His first languages were Spanish and German and only learned French after his family moved to Paris. A child prodigy, he became the… Read More