Henri René

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American musician who had an international career in the recording industry as a producer, composer, conductor and arranger.
Born Harold Manfred Kirchstein in New York City of a German father and French mother, he studied at Royal Berlin Academy of Music.As instrumentalist, Rene played the piano, saxophone, and Musette accordion. Returning to the U.S. in the mid-1920's, he began appearing with several orchestras.
In the 1930's, back in Berlin, he worked as a composer in the German film industry, an arranger with a German record label, & was appointed musical director of the two largest moving picture firms in Europe, Tobis and UFA.
1936, he returned to the U.S., to accept the position of musical director with RCA-Victor's international arm.
Forming his own orchestra in 1941, with great success, he served with the Allies in World War II.
Post-war, he resumed working for RCA Victor as a conductor and arranger.
With successful LP's in the '50's, TV theme composition, & production work, he left RCA in 1959 as a freelance artist for the remainder of his career.
For his contributions to the recording industry, René has a Star at 1610 Vine Street on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
[born]: December 29, 1906 New York City, New York, U.S.A.
[died]: April 25, 1993 Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
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Henri René Discography Tracks

Albums

Henri René - Walt Disney's Treasure Island album art Bobby Driscoll, Henri René Bobby Driscoll, Henri René - Walt Disney's Treasure Island (Album) RCA Victor US 1950 Sell This Version
DCS 48021 Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Henri René Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Henri René - Bizet: Carmen / Puccini La Boheme(LP) Durium Concerto DCS 48021 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
BMCD 891 Al Hirt With Orchestra Arranged And Conducted By Billy May And Henri René Al Hirt With Orchestra Arranged And Conducted By Billy May And Henri René - Horn A-Plenty(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Blue Moon (4) BMCD 891 Spain 2017 Sell This Version
Xs. 30-010 Henri René - The Swinging 60 album art Henri René The Swinging 60(LP, Album) Imperial Xs. 30-010 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Henri René - The Velvet Glove / Elaine album art Henri René And Hugo Winterhalter Henri René And Hugo Winterhalter - The Velvet Glove / Elaine (Single) RCA Victor US 1953 Sell This Version
47-6076 Hugo Winterhalter & Henri René Hugo Winterhalter & Henri René - Enchantment(7") RCA Victor 47-6076 US 1955 Sell This Version
IMP. 45.52 Henri René - Teach Me Tiger/Don't Just Stand There/La Shabla/ Destiny album art April Stevens, The Lancers (4), Henri René April Stevens, The Lancers (4), Henri René - Teach Me Tiger/Don't Just Stand There/La Shabla/ Destiny(7", EP) Imperial IMP. 45.52 Italy 1960 Sell This Version
20-6728 Henri René Love Me Tender(10", Ort) RCA Victor 20-6728 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
EPA-9653, EPA 9653 Henri René - Cha Cha Pops album art Perez Prado, Henri René Perez Prado, Henri René - Cha Cha Pops(7", EP) RCA, RCA EPA-9653, EPA 9653 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
T-184 Henri René Tick-Tock Serenade / Tap The Barrel Dry(Shellac, 10") Standard (6) T-184 Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

none Henri René - Compulsion To Swing In Rhythm album art Henri René Compulsion To Swing In Rhythm(24xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Jasmine Records none 2012

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