Henri René

Profile:
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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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
Pedro Vargas con Henri René Pedro Vargas con Henri René - Pedro Vargas con Henri René y su Orquesta(10", Album, Mono) RCA Victor Chile 1958 Sell This Version
Henri René - Bizet: Carmen / Puccini La Boheme album art 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 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
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) Spain 2017 Sell This Version
Henri René - Walt Disney's Pinocchio album art Cliff Edwards, Henri René, Norman Leyden, Sterling Holloway Cliff Edwards, Henri René, Norman Leyden, Sterling Holloway - Walt Disney's Pinocchio(LP, Album) RCA Camden US Unknown Sell This Version
Henri René - The Swinging 60 album art Henri René The Swinging 60(LP, Album) Imperial Italy Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Richard Condon, Turhan Bey, Henri René Richard Condon, Turhan Bey, Henri René - Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp(2x10") RCA Victor USA & Canada 1946 Sell This Version
Henri René - The Little Engine That Could album art Paul Wing / Henri René / Norman Leyden Paul Wing / Henri René / Norman Leyden - The Little Engine That Could(2x10", Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA Victor US 1949 Sell This Version
Henri René - I Love The Guy / Let's Make Love album art Fran Warren With Orchestra* Conducted By Henri René Fran Warren With Orchestra* Conducted By Henri René - I Love The Guy / Let's Make Love(7") RCA Victor US 1950 Sell This Version
Henri René - The Velvet Glove / Elaine (Gitane) album art Henri René And Hugo Winterhalter Henri René And Hugo Winterhalter - The Velvet Glove / Elaine (Gitane) (Single) RCA Victor US 1953 Sell This Version
Henri René - Enchantment album art Henri Rene* And Hugo Winterhalter Henri Rene* And Hugo Winterhalter - Enchantment RCA Victor US 1955 Sell This Version
Henri René - Cha Cha Pops album art Perez Prado, Henri René Perez Prado, Henri René - Cha Cha Pops (EP) RCA, RCA Germany Unknown Sell This Version
Henri René - FUN WITH MOTHER GOOSE album art John A. Richards, Cliff Edwards, Three Beaus & A Peep, Norman Leyden, Henri René, Frank Milano John A. Richards, Cliff Edwards, Three Beaus & A Peep, Norman Leyden, Henri René, Frank Milano - FUN WITH MOTHER GOOSE RCA Victor US Unknown Sell This Version
Henri René Love Me Tender(10", Ort) RCA Victor Canada Unknown Sell This Version
Henri René Tick-Tock Serenade / Tap The Barrel Dry(Shellac, 10") Standard (6) Unknown Sell This Version
Henri René - Blue Danube / Vienna Life album art Henri René Blue Danube / Vienna Life(Shellac, 10") RCA Victor Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Henri René - Compulsion To Swing In Rhythm album art Henri René Compulsion To Swing In Rhythm(24xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Jasmine Records 2012