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Born Stourport, c1885.

Died 5 April 1963.

English conductor.

Julius Harrison studied with Granville Bantock in Birmingham (at the Midland Institute). His debut at Covent Garden came in 1913, conducting Lohengrin and the premiere of Joan of Arc (Raymond Roze). In 1914 he assisted Artur Nikisch and Felix Weingartner in the preparation of several Wagner operas. He spent the war years with the Beecham Opera Company, moving on to its successor BNOC from its inception in 1922 through to 1927. He also taught in London at the Royal Academy of Music.

Source: Obituary Opera June 1963.

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