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Henri René

Biography

Conductor and arranger Henri Rene was born and raised in Germany, where he studied at Berlin's Royal Academy of Music; he emigrated to the U.S. during the mid-1920s, appearing with a series of orchestras before returning to Berlin a few years later to serve as an arranger with a German record label. Rene came back to the States in 1936 to accept the position of musical director with RCA-Victor's international arm; in 1941, he also formed his own Read more orchestra. After serving with the Allied forces in World War II, he returned to RCA to arrange and conduct a variety of classical recordings; during the mid-1950s, he began issuing a series of LPs -- Music for Bachelors, Music for the Weaker Sex, Compulsion to Swing and Riot in Rhythm among them -- that were forerunners of the space-age pop aesthetic. As a producer, Rene also helmed a number of releases for RCA's "Stereo Action" series, as well as Harry Belafonte's 1956 landmark LP Calypso and a handful of Eartha Kitt efforts; he left the label in 1959, working freelance for the remainder of his career. Read less
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  • 1.
    David Merrick Presents Hits From His Broadway Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 91142 Release Date: 02/21/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Harold Rome,  Bob Merrill,  Jule Styne,  Marguerite Monnot  ... 
    Performer:  John Gary,  Ann-Margret
    Conductor:  Henri René,  Joe Lipman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Merrill Staton Voices
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  • 2.
    The Cole Porter Songbook
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 58413 Release Date: 03/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Cole Porter
    Performer:  Anne Jeffreys,  Howard Keel,  Gogi Grant,  Lena Horne  ... 
    Conductor:  Henri René,  William Hill-Bowen,  Lennie Hayton,  Hugo Winterhalter  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  William Hill-Bowen Orchestra,  Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra  ... 
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    The Golden Age Of Light Music - The Hall Of Fame, Vol. 3
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 5162 Release Date: 04/13/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nacio Herb Brown,  Victor Herbert,  Ron Goodwin,  José Belmonte  ... 
    Performer:  William Hill-Bowen
    Conductor:  Buddy Bregman,  Percy Faith,  David Carroll,  Philip Green  ... 
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  • 4.
    The Voices Of Living Stereo Vol 2 / Lanza, Price, Et Al
    Label: Rca Victor Living Stereo   Catalog: 68167 Release Date: 03/11/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Franz Schubert,  Gustav Mahler,  Hector Berlioz  ... 
    Performer:  Eileen Farrell,  Franz Rupp,  Marian Anderson,  Richard Lewis  ... 
    Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler,  Robert Russell Bennett,  Fritz Reiner,  Charles Munch  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops,  Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 5.
    Mario Lanza - Original Album Classics
    Label: Cbs Masterworks   Catalog: 759218 Release Date: 11/10/2009   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Sigmund Romberg,  Nicholas Brodszky,  Franz Lehár,  Walter Donaldson  ... 
    Performer:  Mario Lanza
    Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos,  Ray Sinatra,  George Stoll,  Henri René
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra,  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 6.
    Lanza - Greatest Hits
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 68134 Release Date: 04/11/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Helen Guy,  Agustín Lara,  Albert Hay Malotte  ... 
    Performer:  Mario Lanza
    Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos,  Ray Sinatra,  Carlo Savina,  Henri René
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,  Orchestra,  Jeff Alexander Choir  ... 
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  • 7.
    Ave Maria - Christmas Favorites / Doming, Lanza, Et Al
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 61838 Release Date: 08/10/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Henry Hopkins Jr.,  Charles Gounod,  George Frideric Handel,  Richard Storrs Willis  ... 
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  Mario Lanza,  Hermann Prey,  Osian Ellis  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Shaw,  Helmuth Froschauer,  Eugene Ormandy,  Henri René  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir  ... 
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  • 8.
    Christmas With Mario Lanza
    Label: Rca Victor Gold Seal   Catalog: 6427 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Lowell Mason,  Richard Storrs Willis  ... 
    Performer:  Mario Lanza,  Constantin Callinicos,  Harpo Marx
    Conductor:  Henri René,  Constantin Callinicos,  Ray Sinatra
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Jeff Alexander Choir,  Chorus
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