Julius Harrison

(1885—1963) conductor and composer

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(b Stourport, 1885; d Harpenden, 1963). Eng. composer, conductor, and writer. Cond. opera CG 1913. In Paris 1914 to help Nikisch and Weingartner prepare Wagner perfs. Conducted for Beecham Co. and BNOC (1922–7). Cond. Scottish Orch. 1920–3. Cond., Hastings Municipal Orch. 1930–40 (doing splendid work for Brit. mus.). Prof of comp. RAM. Works, influenced by Elgar, incl. Mass in C and Requiem; cantata Cleopatra; suite Worcestershire Pieces; Cornish Sketches for str., Bredon Hill for vn. and orch., str. qt., songs, etc. Contributor to various books on mus.; specialist on Brahms.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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