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 Nederlandsche Opera, of which he conducted for the first time in 1899.


1903 21 Years Old He became the artistic director briefly in 1903. … Read More
1906 24 Years Old He travelled to the United States in 1906 to accompany Yvette Guilbert on a national tour. … Read More
1908 26 Years Old He was a conductor and pianist for the Metropolitan Opera between 1908 and 1922, and 1935-1936, coach of the opera department at the Curtis Institute from 1925 to 1930, 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 1938-1943 he conducted at the Hollywood Bowl summer concerts. … 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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