RNCM Research Forum – Nico de Villiers
Echoing Voices: The Influences on Richard Hageman as a Song Composer
Our new series of Research Forums will be livestreamed from the RNCM YouTube channel. The audience has the opportunity to hear presentations from academics, performers and composers, and to engage in the exchange of ideas that follows. Talks usually last about an hour, including a Q&A session. Join us in person or watch this session livestreamed.
The Dutch-American Richard Hageman (1881-1966) was celebrated in his lifetime as a pianist, conductor, and composer. He was most active as a composer of art songs and film music. While his songs are original compositions, Hageman often alludes to Romantic composers to create an easy connection point or establish a mood in his works. This talk will explore the ways in which Hageman used such allusions to great effect in his songs with some reference to his film scores.
Free admission, ticket required.