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 4th, 1891 (Budapest), Died June 26th, 1945 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1954
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, conductor, songwriter, piano, arranger, lyricist
Recordings (Results 26-50 of 170 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-45680||10-in.||7/5/1928||When love comes stealing||The Troubadours||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-46126||10-in.||7/11/1928||Western allegro||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46445||10-in.||8/17/1928||My angel||Jesse Crawford||Pipe organ solo, with guitar and vibraphone||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46648||10-in.||8/2/1928||My angel||Franklyn Baur||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46658||10-in.||8/3/1928||Angela mia||I. Irali||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46903||10-in.||8/16/1928||Some day, somewhere (we'll meet again)||The Troubadours||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46916||10-in.||8/20/1928||Angela mia||Pietro Barchi||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||CVE-46917||12-in.||8/20/1928||Angela mia||Tetos Demetriades (Τετος Δημητριαδης)||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46919||10-in.||8/20/1928||Angela mia||Volpi Leuto||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46992||10-in.||9/10/1928||Angela mia||La Vittoria Orchestrina Italiana [Cibelli's Orchestra]||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-47563||10-in.||9/26/1928||Angela mia||Carlos Mejía||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-48037||10-in.||11/7/1928||Merry pranks||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-48714||10-in.||12/11/1928||Angela mia||Sascha Corado ; Wilhelm Wittich||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-49110||10-in.||11/14/1928||Frozen north||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-49575||10-in.||2/4/1929||When love comes stealing||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-49733||10-in.||2/22/1929||Dance of the jacks||Motion Picture Orchestra||Orchestra||arranger|
|Victor||BVE-49734||10-in.||2/22/1929||La coquette||Motion Picture Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-49735||10-in.||2/22/1929||Promenade||Motion Picture Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-49902||10-in.||1/31/1929||Madrecita mía||Juan Pulido||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-51120||10-in.||4/4/1929||Indian orgy||Motion Picture Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BS-040997||10-in.||10/23/1939||Diane (I'm in heaven when I see you smile)||Vincent Lopez ; Suave Swing Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||E4FB-3599||10"||3/1/1954||Angela mia||Nino D'Aurelio ; Terig Tucci||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||144255||10-in.||6/3/1927||Charmaine!||Frank Farrell ; Arthur Fields ; Greenwich Village Inn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rapée, Erno," accessed May 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110168.
Rapée, Erno. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110168.
"Rapée, Erno." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 May 2021.
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