The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Hadley, Henry K.
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The Encyclopedia Americana 1920 /Hadley, Henry K.

Edition of 1920. See also Henry Kimball Hadley on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

HADLEY, Henry K., American composer: b. Somerville, Mass., 1871. He was a pupil of S. A. Emery and G. W. Chadwick in Boston, studied also in Vienna, and in 1895 returned to the United States and was appointed instructor in music at Saint Paul's School, Garden City, L. I. His symphony, ‘The Four Seasons,’ received the priies given by the Paderewski Fund and the New England Conservatory of Boston. His works further include a rhapsody for orchestra, ‘The Culprit Fay,’ which won the prize offered by the National Federation of Musical Clubs; two symphonic poems, ‘Salome’ and ‘Lucifer’; three symphonies; three overtures; a cantata; two senous operas, ‘Safie,’ produced in Mayence, and ‘Izora, Daughter of Montezuma’; four comic operettas, a string quartette and 150 songs and piano compositions and church music complete the list. From 1907 to 1909 he was Kapellmeister in the opera house in Mayence. During these years he conducted his works in the principal cities of Europe. In 1909 he accepted the position of conductor of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and in 1911 became conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, which position he held for four seasons. During the years since his return to America he has conducted his own works in Chicago, Boston, New York, London and Philadelphia. In 1912 he wrote the music for ‘The Atonement of Pan.’


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