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 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-48056 10-in. 11/12/1928 Debutante 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-49167 10-in. 12/5/1928 Vulcano 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  
(Results 26-50 of 170 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110168

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