Wagenaar, Johan

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Wagenaar, Johan Gender: M
Johannes Wagenaar
born on 1 November 1862 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Utrecht, Netherlands, 52n06, 5e07
Timezone LMT m5e07 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 08°22' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 03°58 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 05°36'

Johan Wagenaar (1912)


Dutch composer and organist.

Wagenaar evidenced a talent for music as a child. However, he did not begin to receive a formal education in music until age 13, with subsequent instruction in piano, organ, violin, theory, and composition. He was under the tutelage of the composer Richard Hol and the organist Samuel de Lange, Jr. In 1892, he studied with Brahms' friend Heinrich von Herzogenberg in Berlin, specifically taking lessons in counterpoint.

In 1888, he succeeded Richard Hol as organist of Utrecht Cathedral, and earned fame for his skills at organ performances. In Utrecht, Wagenaar became a teacher at the music school in 1896, and the school's director in 1904. He also received an appointment with the Utrecht Municipal Orchestra (Utrechtsch Stedelijk Orkest). Between 1919 and 1937, Wagenaar was director of the Royal Conservatory at the Hague.

Wagenaar's compositions include operas, cantatas, organ music, and orchestral works. The music of Hector Berlioz had a modest influence on his works, but a much more pronounced influence was Richard Strauss.

In his later years, Wagenaar received an honorary Doctorate of Music from Utrecht University.

He died 17 June 1941.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) teacher relationship with Hol, Richard (born 23 July 1825)
  • (has as) student relationship with Pijper, Willem (born 8 September 1894)


  • Relationship : Marriage 23 July 1897 (Dina Petronella van Valkenburg)
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Source Notes

Taeger quotes Lescaut who quotes B.C.

Later confirmed by Sy Scholfield who submitted birth certificate n°1568 from the online Utrecht archives: "des nachts ten een uur" (at one o'clock in the morning).


  • Personal : Birth : Illegitimate birth
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (organist)