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Erno Rapee (1891–1945)


In addition to international renown in Europe as conductor and composer of piano concertos, he held positions as musical director with various theatres in New York. Chief conductor of the Radio City Symphony Orchestra from 1932 until 1945. See more trivia »

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 1939 Back Door to Heaven (musical director)
 1936 Revolt of the Zombies (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Chloe, Love Is Calling You (music arranger)
 1933 By Candlelight (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 Doomed Battalion (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1931 The Lady Who Dared (musical director)
 1931 My Past (general musical director)
 1931 Misbehaving Ladies (musical director)
 1931 The Hot Heiress (general musical director)
 1931 Sit Tight (general musical director)
 1931 Illicit (general musical director)
 1931 The Right of Way (general musical director)
 1931 Captain Applejack (musical director)
 1931 Other Men's Women (general musical director)
 1931 The Naughty Flirt (general musical director)
 1931 Little Caesar (general musical director)
 1931 Kiss Me Again (general musical director)
 1930 Captain Thunder (general musical director)
 1930 Going Wild (general musical director)
 1930 The Lash (general musical director)
 1930 Man to Man (musical director)
 1930 Mothers Cry (general musical director)
 1930 The Widow from Chicago (general musical director)
 1930 Sunny (general musical director)
 1930 The Truth About Youth (general musical director)
 1930 A Soldier's Plaything (general musical director)
 1930 River's End (general musical director)
 1930 The Life of the Party (general musical director)
 1930 The Doorway to Hell (general musical director)
 1930 Sinners' Holiday (general musical director)
 1930 Maybe It's Love (general musical director)
 1930 Scarlet Pages (general musical director)
 1930 Outward Bound (general musical director)
 1930 Big Boy (general music director)
 1930 Top Speed (general music director)
 1930 The Office Wife (general musical director)
 1930 Moby Dick (general musical director)
 1930 Old English (general musical director)
 1930 Sweet Kitty Bellairs (general musical director - as Erno Rapée)
 1930 The Dawn Patrol (general music supervisor)
 1930 All Quiet on the Western Front (composer: stock music - silent version, uncredited)
 1929 The River (conductor)
 1928 Riley the Cop (musical director - as Ernó Rapee)
 1928 The Victoria Girls (Short) (composer: song "Diane")
 1928 Mother Machree (conductor - uncredited) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1927 Uncle Tom's Cabin (musical score: recorded by) / (musical score: synchronized by)
 1927 The King of Kings (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1915 The Birth of a Nation (music arranger: 1921 revival (New York - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Enyclopedia of Music for Motion Pictures". New York: Belmont.

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Alternate Names:

Ernó Rapee | Erno Rapée | Ernö Rapée

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His two most popularly enduring compositions were the songs 'Charmaine', written in 1926, and 'Diane', written for the 1927 silent movie "Seventh Heaven". The first was later recorded, among others, by Mantovani and Billy May, the second (famously) by Ray Charles and by the Miles Davis Quartet. See more »

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