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Ernesto Lecuona

Ernesto Lecuona y Casado (Spanish pronunciation: [eɾˈnesto leˈkwona]; August 7, 1896 – November 29, 1963) was a Cuban composer and pianist, many of whose works have become standards of the Latin, jazz and classical repertoires. His over 600 compositions include songs and zarzuelas as well as pieces for piano and symphonic orchestra.

In the 1930s, he helped establish a popular band, the Lecuona Cuban Boys, which showcased some of his most successful pieces and was later taken over by Armando Oréfiche. In the 1950s, Lecuona recorded several LPs, including solo piano albums for RCA Victor. He moved to the United States after the Cuban Revolution and died in Spain in 1963.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 6, 1896 (Guanabacoa), Died November 29, 1963 (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, lyricist, songwriter, leader, arranger

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 399 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-30329 10-in. 6/26/1924 Por allá se ha ido Mariano Meléndez ; Antonio P. Utrera Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor B-30331 10-in. 6/26/1924 Palomita blanca Mariano Meléndez ; Antonio P. Utrera Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-34084 10-in. 1/13/1926 Por qué me has hecho llorar Mariano Meléndez Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-34099 10-in. 1/15/1926 Se fué Mariano Meléndez Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-34221 10-in. 12/17/1925 Es un golfo Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-34400 10-in. 1/15/1926 Vals triste Mariano Meléndez Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-36149 10-in. 9/2/1926 Se fué ... Sexteto Habanero Vocal and instrumental sextet composer  
Victor BVE-36156 10-in. 9/3/1926 Andar, andar Sexteto Habanero Vocal and instrumental sextet composer  
Victor BVE-38158 10-in. 3/10/1927 Habana Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-38176 10-in. 3/17/1927 Habana Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-38849 10-in. 5/31/1927 Si tú supieras Mariano Meléndez Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-39216 10-in. 6/6/1927 Por fin te ví Ernesto Lecuona Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-39217 10-in. 6/6/1927 ¿Por qué te vas? Ernesto Lecuona Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-39218 10-in. 6/6/1927 Amorosa Ernesto Lecuona Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-39219 10-in. 6/6/1927 La comparsa Ernesto Lecuona Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-39306 10-in. 6/15/1927 Yo te quiero Mariano Meléndez Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-39673 10-in. 7/19/1927 Funeral María Luisa Morales Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-39696 10-in. 7/22/1927 Andar (Danza) María Luisa Morales Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41282 10-in. 12/28/1927 Yo te quiero! Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41283 10-in. 12/28/1927 Un beso Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-42295 10-in. 5/17/1928 Malagueña José Conrado de Tovar Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-42296 10-in. 5/17/1928 Danza cubana José Conrado de Tovar Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-43110 10-in. 2/23/1928 Tengo una guajirita Margarita Cueto ; José Moriche Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-43572 10-in. 4/17/1928 No hables más Ernesto Lecuona Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-43573 10-in. 4/17/1928 Vals en re bemol Ernesto Lecuona Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 399 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lecuona, Ernesto," accessed June 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104088.

Lecuona, Ernesto. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104088.

"Lecuona, Ernesto." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104088

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