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, piano, A & R representative, 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 126-150 of 327 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D6FB-1490 10-in. 4/24/1946 The canary polka Henri René Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble arranger, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor D6FB-1556 10-in. 1/11/1946 Symphonie Greta Keller ; RCA Victor Continental Orchestra Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D6FB-1557 10-in. 1/11/1946 Ah! le petit vin blanc Greta Keller ; RCA Victor Continental Orchestra Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D6FB-1734 10-in. 4/26/1946 Tu solamente tu Stefano Lombardi ; RCA Victor Continental Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, accordion, conductor  
Victor D6FB-1735 10-in. 4/26/1946 In cerca di te (Perduto amore) Stefano Lombardi ; RCA Victor Continental Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, accordion, conductor  
Victor D6FB-2253 10-in. 5/31/1946 From border to border Sidor Belarsky ; Mischa Borr Orchestra Male vocal solo, with vocal group and instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D6FB-2254 10-in. 5/31/1946 Tachanka Sidor Belarsky ; Mischa Borr Orchestra Male vocal solo, with vocal group and instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D6FB-2255 10-in. 5/31/1946 My beloved one Sidor Belarsky ; Mischa Borr Orchestra Male vocal solo, with vocal group and instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D6FB-2256 10-in. 5/31/1946 Morning light (United Nations) Sidor Belarsky ; Mischa Borr Orchestra Male vocal solo, with vocal group and instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D6FB-2282 10-in. 6/5/1946 Estrellita Henri René Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble arranger  
Victor D6FB-3078 10-in. 10/18/1946 Mamma santa Stefano Lombardi ; RCA Victor Continental Orchestra ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor D6FB-3079 10-in. 10/18/1946 Stornelli della Veglia Stefano Lombardi ; RCA Victor Continental Orchestra ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor D6VB-3143 10-in. 12/16/1946 Rainbow's end Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-0146 10-in. 2/18/1947 Anitra's dance Henri René Orchestra ; Henri René Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Victor D7VB-0147 10-in. 2/18/1947 In the hall of the mountain king Henri René Orchestra ; Henri René Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Victor D7VB-0148 10-in. 2/18/1947 Ase's death Henri René Orchestra ; Henri René Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Victor D7VB-0149 10-in. 2/22/1947 The return of Peer Gynt Henri René Orchestra ; Henri René Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Victor D7VB-0164 10-in. 2/22/1947 Morning mood Henri René Orchestra ; Henri René Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Victor D7VB-0165 10-in. 2/22/1947 Ingrid's lament Henri René Orchestra ; Henri René Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Victor D7VB-0167 10-in. 2/22/1947 Solvejg's song Henri René Orchestra ; Henri René Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Victor D7VB-0168 10-in. 2/22/1947 Arabian dance Henri René Orchestra ; Henri René Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Victor D7FB-0188 10-in. 2/27/1947 Non mi lascerai Stefano Lombardi ; RCA Victor Continental Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra arranger, conductor  
Victor D7FB-0243 10-in. 4/8/1947 The hour of parting Henri René Orchestra Instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D7FB-0278 10-in. 4/22/1947 Quai de bercy Maurice Chevalier ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D7FB-0279 10-in. 4/22/1947 Quai de bercy Maurice Chevalier ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
(Results 126-150 of 327 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "René, Henri," accessed February 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116420.

René, Henri. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116420.

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