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Richard Hageman

composer , conductor , pianist.

Richard Hageman, Dutch composer, conductor, pianist. award, 1939. Member A.S.C.A.P., American Guild Museum Artists, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Clubs:.


Hageman, Richard was born on July 9, 1882 in Leeuwarden, Holland. Son of Maurice and Francesca (De Majofski) Hageman.


Student music private tutors, Brussels Conservatoire, Amsterdam Conservatoire.


Concert pianist from 1888. Accompanist Royal Opera Company, Amsterdam, 1898, 2d conductor 1900, 1st conductor French and Italian repertoire, 1901. Came to the United States, 1906.

Assistant conductor Metropolitan Opera Company, 1908-1914, 1st conductor, 1914-1926. Also conductor Exposition Orchestra, San Francisco Exposition, 1915, Ravinia Park, Illinois, 1916-1920, Chicago Civic Opera Company, 1922-1923, Farimount Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia, and others. Mus. director Los Angeles Grand Opera Company.

Conducted classes operatic and concert repertoire Chicago Musical College, summers, 1921-1924, former member of faculty, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia. With Paramount Studios, Hollywood, California, 1937. Conductor Hollywood Bowl, 1938-1939, later permanent conductor, summer seasons.

Created Officier de I’Instruction Publique, France. Recipient Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award, 1939. Six other academic certificates of merit.

David Rishpan Memorial medal, 1937.


  • Other Work

    • Composer many items, including: Caponsacchi, opera, premiered, 1932. Songs include: At The Well. Do Not Go, My Love

    • The Night Has a Thousand Eyes.Love in the Winds

    • Velvet Shoes. And many more

    • numerous motion picture scores. Orchestral works include: The Crucible (also oratorio), I Hear America Calling (baritone and orchestra), Overture in a Nutshell.


Member A.S.C.A.P., American Guild Museum Artists, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Married Eleanor Rogers, October 12, 1931.

Maurice Hageman

Francesca (De Majofski) Hageman

Eleanor Rogers