"With this new in-depth scholarship brilliantly offered by Nico de Villiers, Kathryn Kalinak and Asing Walthaus, Richard Hageman: From Holland to Hollywood... a welcome journey for music lovers, performers and history buffs alike.”
Thomas Hampson, World-renowned Baritone
"Solidly researched across two continents - and waggishly correcting the 'feigned-casual' accounts of Hageman himself - this impressive study finally gives the Oscar-winning composer the spotlight he deserves."
Caryl Flinn, Professor, Film-Television-Media
University of Michigan
"How the West Was Sung is beautifully written, judiciously argued, and thoroughly researched."
Krin Gabbard, author of Black Magic : White Hollywood and African American Culture