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Gunnar Johansen

Gunnar Johansen (January 21, 1906, Copenhagen – May 25, 1991, Blue Mounds, Wisconsin) was a Danish-born pianist and composer. He was one of the chief proponents of the music of Ferruccio Busoni, whose mature keyboard works he recorded in their entirety, as well as the complete keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Johansen was also a scholar, educator and humanist. His many humanitarian efforts included establishment of the Leonardo Academy, dedicated to the integration of the arts and sciences.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 21st, 1906 (Copenhagen), Died May 25th, 1991 (Madison)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W148453 10-in. 4/18/1929 Organ choral prelude (Ich rufe zu dir) Gunnar Johansen Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148454 10-in. 4/18/1929 Organ choral prelude (Nun freut euch, lieben Christen) Gunnar Johansen Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148455 10-in. 4/18/1929 Prelude in E minor Gunnar Johansen Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148456 10-in. 4/18/1929 Capriccio Gunnar Johansen Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148461 10-in. 4/18/1929 Sonata in D minor for violin : Andante Gunnar Johansen Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148462 10-in. 4/18/1929 Rondino Gunnar Johansen Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 98650 12-in. 4/18/1929 Kunstlerleben, part 1 Gunnar Johansen Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 98651 12-in. 4/18/1929 Kunstlerleben, part 2 Gunnar Johansen Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johansen, Gunnar," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104606.

Johansen, Gunnar. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104606.

"Johansen, Gunnar." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104606

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