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 101-125 of 170 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick X10073-X10076 12-in. 3/8/1923 Merry wives of Windsor : Overture Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick X10077-X10079 12-in. 3/8/1923 Prelude to Act 1 Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick X10590-X10592 12-in. 5/9/1923 Overture Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 10602-10604 10-in. 5/10/1923 Capitol march Capitol Grand Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick X10605-X10608 12-in. 5/10/1923 Wedding march Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 10774-10776 10-in. 5/31/1923 Ballet music Capitol Grand Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 10777-10780 10-in. 5/31/1923 Ballet music Capitol Grand Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick X10790-X10792 12-in. 6/2/1923 Oberon : Overture Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick X10793-X10795 12-in. 6/2/1923 Oberon : Overture Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick X10930-X10932 12-in. 6/26/1923 Ballet music : Cleopatra and the golden cup Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick X10933-X10935 12-in. 6/26/1923 Faust : Ballet music Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick X10943-X10945 12-in. 6/27/1923 Ballet music : Dance of the Trojan maidens Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick X10946-X10948 12-in. 6/27/1923 Faust : Ballet music Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick C2067 10-in. 7/17/1928 Sorry for me Les Backer Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick C2159 10-in. 7/30/1928 My angel Leon Bloom United Artists Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick C2239 10-in. 8/16/1928 Angela mia Salerno Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick C2244 10-in. 8/17/1928 My angel Les Backer Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick C1116-C1119 10-in. 9/5/1927 Charmaine Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take C1119) composer  
Brunswick C1507-C1508 10-in. 1/15/1928 Charmaine! Allen McQuhae Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick LAE272 10-in. 9/17/1928 Angela mia Frank J. McGanney Male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick Test C-37 10-in. 9/27/1924 Capitol march Capitol Grand Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 140-a] 10-in. approximately Oct. 1927 (I’m in heaven when I see you smile) Diane Florence De Yong Organ solo songwriter  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 143-a] 10-in. approximately Dec. 1927 I’m in heaven when I see you smile (Diane) Fred Elizalde Music Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E23724 10-in. 6/22/1927 Charmaine Lew White Organ solo, with violin obligato composer  
Brunswick E27423 10-in. 4/25/1928 My angel Scrappy Lambert Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 101-125 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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