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 126-150 of 170 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E27429 10-in. 4/26/1928 Little mother Lew White Organ solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Brunswick E27433 10-in. 4/26/1928 My angel Casa Lopez Orchestra ; Lewis James ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick E27675 10-in. 6/8/1928 My angel Lew White Organ solo composer  
Brunswick E27676 10-in. 6/8/1928 Angela mia Lew White Organ solo composer  
Brunswick E27955 10-in. 8/2/1928 Someday somewhere (We'll meet again) Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and organ composer  
Brunswick E27983 10-in. 8/6/1928 Someday, somewhere (We'll meet again) Regent Club Orchestra ; Eddy Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick E28202 10-in. 9/12/1928 Angelia mia Melody Makers Jazz/dance band, with vocal composer  
Brunswick E28206 10-in. 9/12/1928 Angela mia José Moriche Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E28532 10-in. 10/10/1928 Angela mia Gilda Mignonette Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E28638 10-in. approximately Nov. 1928 When love comes stealing The Dixieland Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E29033 10-in. 1/9/1929 Little mother Brunswick Concert Orchestra Orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick E29331 10-in. Feb.1929 I found happiness (When I found you) The Eight Radio Stars Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick E24523-E24525 10-in. 9/23/1927 Charmaine Blackstone Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick E24823-E24826 10-in. 10/20/1927 I’m in heaven when I see you smile—Diane Regent Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and female vocal effects; without vocal (take E24826) songwriter  
Brunswick E24873-E24875 10-in. 10/22/1927 Diane (I’m in heaven when I see you smile) John Charles Thomas Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick E25270-E25271 10-in. 11/23/1927 Diane (I’m in heaven when I see you smile) Blackstone Trio Instrumental trio songwriter  
Brunswick E25410-E25411½ 10-in. 12/3/1927 Diane (I’m in heaven when I see you smile) Lee Sims Piano solo songwriter  
Brunswick E25806-E25807 10-in. 12/29/1927 Charmaine Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E26415-E26417 10-in. 2/7/1928 When love comes stealing Regent Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (E26417) songwriter  
Brunswick E27125-E27126 10-in. 3/26/1928 Little mother Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E27216-E27217 10-in. 3/30/1928 Mütterchen Manhattan Male Quartette Male vocal quartet composer  
Brunswick E30382-E30383 10-in. 7/25/1929 Recollections Regent Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) composer  
Edison 11698 10-in. 5/13/1927 Charmaine! Joe Green Novelty Marimba Band Marimba band composer  
Edison 11941 10-in. 10/7/1927 I'm in heaven when I see you smile, Diane Theo Alban ; Jack Stillman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Edison 18015 10-in. 11/7/1927 I'm in heaven when I see you smile, Diane The Rollickers [Edison] Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
(Results 126-150 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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