Richard Hageman

Dutch Conductor
Born Jul 9, 1881

Richard Hageman was a Dutch-born American conductor, pianist, composer, and actor.

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1881 Birth Born on July 9, 1881.


1899 17 Years Old As a young man he was an accompanist for singers and with the Amsterdam Royal Opera Company, of which he became the conductor in 1899. … Read More


1906 24 Years Old He travelled to the United States in 1906 to accompany Yvette Guilbert on a national tour. … Read More


1914 33 Years Old He was a conductor for the Metropolitan Opera between 1914 and 1932, head of the opera department at the Curtis Institute from 1932 to 1936, and music director of the Chicago Civic Opera and the Ravinia Park Opera for seven years. … Read More


1938 57 Years Old He conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra summer concerts for four years and from 1938 on he conducted at the Hollywood Bowl summer concerts for six seasons. … Read More
1939 58 Years Old He shared an Academy Award for his score to Ford’s 1939 western Stagecoach. … Read More


1943 62 Years Old …  His "concert drama" The Crucible was performed in Los Angeles in 1943. … Read More
1950 69 Years Old He became a member of ASCAP in 1950.
1966 85 Years Old Died on March 6, 1966.
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