Erno Rapée

Ernö Rapée (or Erno Rapee) (4 June 1891 – 26 June 1945) was an Estonian-born American symphonic conductor in the first half of the 20th Century whose prolific career spanned both classical and popular music. His most famous tenure was as the head conductor of the Radio City Symphony Orchestra, the resident orchestra of the Radio City Music Hall, whose music was also heard by millions over the air.

A virtuoso pianist, Rapée is also remembered for popular songs that he wrote in the late 1920s as photoplay music for silent films. When not conducting live orchestras, he supervised film scores for sound pictures, compiling a substantial list of films on which he worked as composer, arranger or musical director.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 4, 1891 (Budapest), Died June 26, 1945 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, conductor, songwriter, piano, arranger, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 177 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27175 10-in. 11/23/1922 Song of the soul Jasha Bunchuk Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-27804 10-in. 4/5/1923 Spring song Jasha Bunchuk Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-29617 10-in. 3/4/1924 When love comes stealing Lewis James Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-37724 10-in. 1/14/1927 Charmaine! Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-39108 10-in. 8/24/1927 Charmaine Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-39644 10-in. 7/11/1927 Charmaine! B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra ; Joseph M. Knecht Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-40136 10-in. 9/29/1927 Diane (I'm in heaven when I see you smile) Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BVE-40158 10-in. 10/7/1927 Diane (I'm in heaven when I see you smile) The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BVE-40763 10-in. 12/13/1927 Diane (I'm in heaven when I see you smile) Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor BVE-41084 10-in. 11/30/1927 Charmaine Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41189 10-in. 12/20/1927 Diane (I'm in heaven when I see you smile) Melville Gideon Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CVE-41475 12-in. 1/30/1928 Charmaine Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41602 10-in. 1/6/1928 Diane Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41628 10-in. 1/19/1928 Diane Giulietta Morino Violin solo, with guitar composer  
Victor PBVE-42068 10-in. 3/6/1928 When love comes stealing Van Fleming ; Herman Kenin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-42936 10-in. 9/10/1928 Angela mia Tito Schipa Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-43106 10-in. 2/23/1928 Little mother Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-43330 10-in. 3/7/1928 Charmaine Marimba Centro-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BVE-43340 10-in. 3/9/1928 When love comes stealing Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-43348 10-in. 3/12/1928 Little mother Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-43661 10-in. 4/21/1928 My angel Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BVE-43713 10-in. 4/9/1928 Toddling Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BAVE-44357 10-in. fall 1928 Charmaine Alberto Vila Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BAVE-44448 10-in. winter 1928 Ángela mía Alberto Vila Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-45384 10-in. 6/15/1928 Mütterchen Sascha Corado ; Wilhelm Wittich Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio composer  
(Results 1-25 of 177 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rapée, Erno," accessed March 24, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110168.

Rapée, Erno. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 24, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110168.

"Rapée, Erno." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 24 March 2023.

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