Jorge Anckermann

Jorge Anckermann (22 March 1877 – 3 February 1941) was a Cuban pianist, composer and bandleader. Havana-born, he started in music at eight with his father. At age ten he was able to substitute in a trio. In 1892, he went to Mexico as musical director of the bufo company of Nachos Lopez, visiting various Mexican states, and touring California.

Anckermann lived in Mexico City for a number of years, teaching music. In Cuba, he was for many years the musical director of leading theatres. He composed and produced pieces for zarzuelas, reviews and comedies. He also composed boleros, and was apparently the originator of the guajira. The grand theatre Alhambra was the scene of his greatest hits, such as La isla de cotorras. Famous pieces include El arroyo que murmura; El quitrín; Flor de Yumurí; Un bolero en la noche.

His father, Carlos Anckermann, and his brother, Fernando Anckermann, were also prominent composers and musicians.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 22, 1877 (Havana), Died February 3, 1941 (Havana)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 26-36 of 36 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W95968 10-in. 1927 Carmela Juan De la Cruz ; Bienvenido León Male vocal duet, with guitar composer  
Columbia W96822 10-in. October 1928 El país las botellas Orquesta Típica Criolla Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia W97211 10-in. June 1929 Para ti Maria Cervantes Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick 11398-11400 10-in. 9/24/1923 Juramento sagrado Villalon Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick 11401-11403 10-in. 9/24/1923 Pesares y alegria Villalon Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick 11404-11405 10-in. 9/24/1923 Querete simpre Villalon Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick HV543 10-in. May 1928 Cantando va Blanca Becerra ; Adolfo Colombo ; Dulce María Mola Mixed vocal trio composer  
Edison 857 10-in. approximately Nov. 1911 El arroyo que murmura Luisa Bresonier Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 10765 10-in. 1/12/1926 Yo quisiera Mariano Meléndez Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Edison 10792 10-in. 1/26/1926 La borrachera Mariano Meléndez Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6418 10-in. 10/19/1937 Flor de yumuri Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Alberto Rabagliati Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 26-36 of 36 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Anckermann, Jorge," accessed December 2, 2022,

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