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 51-75 of 170 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W144324 10-in. 6/13/1927 Charmaine! Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians ; Weston Vaughn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W144653 10-in. 9/9/1927 Charmaine! Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Columbia W144737 10-in. 10/5/1927 Diane Elmer Herling Male vocal solo, with violin and piano songwriter  
Columbia W144839 10-in. 10/8/1927 Diane Hurtado Brothers Marimba Orchestra Marimba band songwriter  
Columbia 144870 10-in. 10/17/1927 Diane Andy Sannella All Star Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W144966 10-in. 11/10/1927 Diane James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia W145706 10-in. 3/1/1928 When love comes stealing James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 145710 10-in. 3/2/1928 Little mother Bar Harbor Society Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W145714 10-in. 3/2/1928 Little mother Lewis James ; Elliott Shaw Male vocal duet, with violin, cello, and piano songwriter  
Columbia W145939 10-in. 4/2/1928 Little mother Paul Roberts Male vocal solo, with vocal trio composer  
Columbia 146277 10-in. 4/26/1928 My angel The Harmonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W146309 10-in. 5/19/1928 My angel Eddy's Hawaiian Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W146563 10-in. 6/20/1928 My angel James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 146745 10-in. 7/18/1928 Someday, somewhere (We'll meet again) Bar Harbor Society Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 146837 10-in. 8/14/1928 Angela mia Henry Therrein Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Columbia W146975 10-in. 9/10/1928 Angela mia Emil Velazco Pipe organ solo composer  
Columbia [W]146979 10-in. 9/11/1928 Someday, somewhere (We'll meet again) Clyde Dunn Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Columbia W147036 10-in. 9/25/1928 Someday, somewhere (We'll meet again) Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 147063 10-in. 9/25/1928 When love comes stealing Jimmy McHugh's Bostonians ; Tommy Weir Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W147098 10-in. 10/2/1928 Angela mia Harold Leonard Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 147155 10-in. 10/24/1928 Marion Bar Harbor Society Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147391 10-in. 11/5/1928 Marion Columbians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W147742 10-in. 1/2/1929 I found happiness (When I found you) Pete Woolery Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Columbia W148852 10-in. 7/25/1929 Recollections The Cavaliers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W96751 10-in. September 1928 Angela mia Adolfo Utrera Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 51-75 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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