Henri René

Henri René (born Harold Manfred Kirchstein; December 29, 1906 – April 25, 1993), was an American musician who had an international career in the recording industry as a producer, composer, conductor and arranger.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 29, 1906 (New York City), Died April 25, 1993 (Houston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1963

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, conductor, session supervisor, accordion, arranger, songwriter, composer, director, A & R representative, piano, violin

Notes: Many compositions credited under birth name Harold M. Kirchstein, but he is better known as Henri René, an instrumentalist, conductor, composer, arranger, and record producer. Listed as Harlan Ramsay on RCA Camden issues. He used many pseudonyms, among them Harold Grant and "André," as in André Musette Orchestra, Birth name: Harold Manfred Kirchstein.

See Also: Kirchstein, Harold M.; René, Henr

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Recordings (Results 326-327 of 327 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CB8801 10-in. 6/17/1938 Sogni del mare del sud Carlo Buti ; Orchestra Ferruzzi Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6772 10-in. 7/4/1938 Le bateau des îles Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
(Results 326-327 of 327 records)


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René, Henri. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116420.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116420

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