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 76-100 of 170 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W109612 10-in. August 1928 Angela mia Orchestra Coloniale Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia W109667 10-in. September 1928 Angela mia Marek Windheim Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia W109710 10-in. September 1928 Mein Engel Teles Longtin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh W81253 10-in. 8/19/1927 Charmaine Sigmund Krumgold Organ solo composer  
OKeh W81506 10-in. 10/3/1927 I'm in heaven when I see you smile, Diane Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W81818 10-in. 11/12/1927 Charmaine Frank Ferera ; John K. Paaluhi Guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
OKeh W400600 10-in. 4/5/1928 Little mother Noel Taylor Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh W400673 10-in. 5/16/1928 My angel Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W401126 10-in. 9/17/1928 Angela mia Emil Velazco Pipe organ, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W401141 10-in. 9/24/1928 Angela mia Rube Bloom ; Marie Caslova Violin solo, with piano composer  
OKeh W401182 10-in. 10/2/1928 Angela mia Alfredo Bascetta Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
OKeh W401300 10-in. 11/8/1928 Someday, somewhere (We'll meet again) Seger Ellis ; Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W401499 10-in. 1/7/1929 Angela mia Rodolfo Hoyos Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick X9294 12-in. approximately Nov. 1922 Orpheus in Hades overture Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 9523 10-in. approximately Dec. 1922 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo Capitol Grand Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick X9612 12-in. approximately Jan. 1923 Morning, noon and night overture Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick X9661 12-in. approximately Jan. 1923 Morning, noon and night overture Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 9823 10-in. approximately Feb. 1923 Peer Gynt suite Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 9826 10-in. approximately Feb. 1923 Peer Gynt suite Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick [9831a] approximately Feb. 1923 Ballet égyptien Capitol Grand Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick [9831a] approximately Feb. 1923 Ballet égyptien Capitol Grand Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 9836 10-in. approximately Feb. 1923 Ballet égyptien Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 9839 10-in. approximately Feb. 1923 Ballet égyptien Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick X9196-X9198 12-in. approximately Nov. 1922 Orpheus in Hades : Overture Capitol Grand Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick X9199-X9201 12-in. approximately Nov. 1922 Orpheus in Hades overture Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
(Results 76-100 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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