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Julius Harrison

Julius Allan Greenway Harrison (26 March 1885 – 5 April 1963) was an English composer who was particularly known for his conducting of operatic works. Born in Lower Mitton, Stourport in Worcestershire, by the age of 16 he was already an established musician. His career included a directorship of opera at the Royal Academy of Music where he was a professor of composition, a position as répétiteur at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor for the British National Opera Company, military service as an officer in the Royal Flying Corps, and founder member and vice-president of the Elgar Society.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 26, 1885 (Stourport-on-Severn), Died April 5, 1963 (Harpenden)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1924

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 76345 12-in. approximately 1919 The wanderer's song Norman Allin ; Julius Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 76838 12-in. 3/28/1920 Worcestershire suite, no. 1 Julius Harrison Orchestra conductor, composer  
Columbia 76839 12-in. 3/28/1920 Worcestershire suite, no. 2 Julius Harrison Orchestra conductor, composer  
Columbia 76840 12-in. 3/28/1920 Worcestershire suite, no. 3 Julius Harrison Orchestra conductor, composer  
Columbia 76841 12-in. 3/28/1920 Worcestershire suite, no. 4 Julius Harrison Orchestra conductor, composer  
Gramophone Cc549 12-in. 10/10/1921 Song of the flea Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin ; Percy Pitt Bass vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Gramophone Cc556 12-in. 10/11/1921 Two grenadiers Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin ; Percy Pitt Bass vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harrison, Julius," accessed January 20, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104605.

Harrison, Julius. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 20, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104605.

"Harrison, Julius." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 20 January 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104605

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