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 151-170 of 170 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 18203 10-in. 1/30/1928 When love comes stealing Jack Stillman Orchestra ; The Rollickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet songwriter  
Edison 18313 10-in. 3/19/1928 Little mother Happy Jack ; Jack Stillman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Edison 18514 10-in. 5/18/1928 My angel Victor Hall Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 18732 10-in. 9/17/1928 My angel Harry Akst ; Buddy Sheppard Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 18780 10-in. 10/4/1928 My angel Henrietta Kamern Organ solo composer  
Edison 19295 10-in. 7/15/1929 Recollections Jack Stillman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison N-437 12-in. 9/17/1928 My angel Harry Akst ; Buddy Sheppard Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison N-1019 10-in. 7/15/1929 Recollections Jack Stillman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263515-A] 10-in. Winter 1928 Charmaine Hector Pellerin Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Vocalion E6833-E6834 10-in. 1/11/1928 Diane (I'm in heaven when I see you smile) Richard Green Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Decca 72818 10-in. 4/13/1945 Ombra mai fu Radio City Music Hall Orchestra conductor  
Decca 72819 10-in. 4/13/1945 Play gypsies, dance gypsies Radio City Music Hall Orchestra conductor  
Decca 72820 10-in. 4/13/1945 Tinkle tot ; Doll dance Radio City Music Hall Orchestra conductor  
Decca 72824 10-in. 4/16/1945 Dance of the hours, part 1 Radio City Music Hall Orchestra conductor  
Decca 72825 10-in. 4/16/1945 Dance of the hours, part 2 Radio City Music Hall Orchestra conductor  
Decca 72826 10-in. 4/16/1945 Parade of the wooden soldiers Radio City Music Hall Orchestra conductor  
Decca 73281 1/17/1946 Overture-Orpheus in Hades Radio City Music Hall Orchestra conductor  
Decca 73282 1/17/1946 Aragonaise: Entr'acte/Prelude Radio City Music Hall Orchestra conductor  
Decca 73283 1/17/1946 Song of India Radio City Music Hall Orchestra conductor  
Decca 73284 1/17/1946 Hymn to the sun Radio City Music Hall Orchestra conductor  
(Results 151-170 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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