Johanna Harris

Johana Harris (31 December 1912 – 5 June 1995) was a Canadian pianist, composer, and music educator. She had highly successful career as a concert pianist, making numerous recordings and appearing as a soloist with almost every major American symphony orchestra. She made over 100 solo recordings, working with such labels as Columbia, RCA, Capitol, MGM and Contemporary Records. She also performed on the soundtracks of several Hollywood films and television productions. She was married to composers Roy Harris (died 1979) and Jake Heggie (married 1982). She performed widely with both men in duo piano concerts and was considered to have had a particularly profound effect on Roy Harris's work as a composer.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 31st, 1912 (Ottawa), Died June 5th, 1995 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-017804 12-in. 12/15/1937 Sonata for piano Johanna Harris Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-017805 12-in. 12/15/1937 Sonata for piano Johanna Harris Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-017806 12-in. 12/15/1937 Sonata for piano Johanna Harris Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-023628 12-in. 6/24/1938 Chaconne Johanna Harris Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-023628 12-in. 6/24/1938 Chaconne Johanna Harris Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-023628 12-in. 6/24/1938 Chaconne Johanna Harris Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-023628 12-in. 6/24/1938 Chaconne Johanna Harris Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-045772 12-in. 12/19/1939 Soliloquy and dance Johanna Harris ; William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-045773 12-in. 12/19/1939 Soliloquy and dance Johanna Harris ; William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-045774 12-in. 12/19/1939 Soliloquy and dance Johanna Harris ; William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-045775 12-in. 12/19/1939 Soliloquy and dance Johanna Harris ; William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harris, Johanna," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116380.

Harris, Johanna. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116380.

"Harris, Johanna." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116380

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