Magazine article Gramophone

Tony Harrison

Magazine article Gramophone

Tony Harrison

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Audio producer

Born March 6, 1957

Died September 4, 2012

The respected producer Tony Harrison has died after a battle with cancer. He was married to the painter Karina Paulen and lived with her and their two young boys outside Bergen, Norway. He was 55.

Tony Harrison joined EMI at Abbey Road Studios in 1986 in the historic restoration department. He was soon invited to be an assistant producer for EMI and it was in that capacity that he worked on a number of international recordings, among them the Gramophone Award-winning Simon Rattle set of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. He left EMI in 1989 and joined Floating Earth Ltd as senior producer and head of post-production. His special association with Norway began soon afterwards, when he met Leif Ove Andsnes and became his producer for the next 10 years.

In 2008 he collaborated with the Norwegian pianist Sigurd Slattebrekk on recreating the 1903 acoustic recordings of Grieg playing his own music, which culminated in the CD 'Chasing the Butterfly'. …

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