Richard Hageman

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    Date of birth
    9 July 1882
    Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands

    Date of death
    6 March 1966
    Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Mini biography
    Composer, songwriter, conductor and pianist, educated at the Brussels Conservatory (Mus. D.)
    and the Royal Conservatory of Amsterdam, on scholarships. He was a concert pianist at six
    and accompanist for the Royal Opera Company in Amsterdam, assuming the conductorship in 1899.
    Coming to the USA with Yvette Guilbert, he became a US citizen in 1906 and assistant conductor
    of the Metropolitan Opera in 1908, and conductor between 1914 and 1932, conducting the
    Sunday Night concerts for eight years. He went on to head the opera department at
    Curtis Institute for four years, then the music directorship at the Chicago Civic Opera
    and the Ravinia Park Opera for seven years. He conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra
    summer concerts for four years, and guest-conducted symphony orchestras across the USA.
    Coming to Hollywood in 1938, he conducted the Hollywood Bowl for six seasons. He joined ASCAP in 1950.
    IMDb mini-biography by Hup234!

    Stolen Identity
    1952 Adventures in Vienna
    1950 Wagon Master (musical score)
    1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (musical score)
    1948 Three Godfathers
    1948 Fort Apache (musical score)
    1947 Mourning Becomes Electra
    1947 The Fugitive (musical score)
    1947 Angel and the Badman
    1941 The Shanghai Gesture
    1941 Paris Calling
    1941 This Woman Is Mine
    1940 The Long Voyage Home
    1940 The Tree of Liberty
    1939 Rulers of the Sea
    1939 Hotel Imperial
    1939 Stagecoach (musical score adaptation: based on American folk songs)
    1938 If I Were King

    1. Rhapsody (1954) .... Bruno Fürst
    2. The Great Caruso (1951) .... Carlo Santi
    3. Grounds for Marriage (1951) .... Dr. Engelstaat
    4. The Toast of New Orleans (1950) .... Maestro P. Trellini
    5. 3 Godfathers (1948) (uncredited) .... Saloon pianist
    6. Fun on a Weekend (1947) .... Mr. Cowperwaithe
    7. New Orleans (1947) .... Henry Ferber
    8. The Bachelor's Daughters (1946) .... Mr. Johnson
    ... aka Bachelor Girls (UK)
    9. Sensations of 1945 (1944) (uncredited) .... Pendergast
    ... aka Sensations (USA: reissue title)
    10. Hi Diddle Diddle (1943) .... Boughton
    ... aka Diamonds and Crime (USA: reissue title)
    ... aka Try and Find It

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 12 times, last by ethanedwards ().

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

    Richard was responsible for the music in 6 films with Duke,

    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
    3 Godfathers (1948)
    Fort Apache (1948)
    Angel and the Badman (1947)
    The Long Voyage Home (1940)
    Stagecoach (1939) (music adaptor)

    Richard can be seen as the Saloon pianist.(uncredited)
    in 3 Godfathers .
    No lightweight composer, when you think he was responsible,
    for the music, in 2 of the 3 cavalry movies!, not to mention Stagecoach!

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 2 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Great idea, bringing this back to everybody's attention, Keith!

    I found some CDs that have quite a bit of Richard Hageman's material on them on Amazon. The link takes you to a list of Western-themed CDs. While you won't see Mr. Hageman's name visible in the titles, when you click on each one, you'll see it.

    Chester :newyear: