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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 251-275 of 399 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia [W]151403 10-in. 3/9/1931 Siboney Harry Reser’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia [W]151405 10-in. 3/9/1931 African lament Harry Reser’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W151447 10-in. 3/20/1931 Siboney Enrique Madriguera and his Rumba Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W98635 12-in. 2/20/1929 Two Cuban dances José Echániz Piano solo composer  
Columbia CO16590 10-in. 1/22/1935 Quiero : Canción bolero Virgilio Rabén Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia CO17054 10-in. 3/15/1935 Quiero : Bolero Cuarteto Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO17440 10-in. approximately 1935 Malagueña Francisco P. Cortés Piano solo composer  
Columbia CO17441 10-in. approximately 1935 Andalucía Francisco P. Cortés Piano solo composer  
Columbia CO18589 10-in. 1/27/1936 Para vigo me voy : Conga Orquesta Johnny Rodríguez Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO18670 10-in. 2/14/1936 Malagueña Horacio Zito Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia CO18671 10-in. 2/14/1936 Andalucía Horacio Zito Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia CO19702 10-in. 8/14/1936 Damisela encantadora : Vals canción Perla Violeta Amado Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Columbia CO20718 10-in. 2/23/1937 Tus labios Orquesta Pedro Vía Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO21667 10-in. 9/9/1937 Estudiantina Trío Johnny Rodríguez‏ Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia CO21694 10-in. 9/14/1937 Ahora que eres mía Orquesta Pedro Vía Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO22629 10-in. 3/29/1938 Muñequita de cristal : Valse Orquesta Pedro Vía Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO23726 10-in. 11/17/1938 Celos : Bolero canción Maya y su Orquesta Cubana Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO29556 10-in. 1/24/1941 Negro ganga Rafael y su Conjunto de Ritmo Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO38411 10-in. approximately 1948 En una noche asi Victoria Córdova ; Orquesta Lázaro Quintero ; Lázaro Quintero Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia W93999 10-in. approximately 1925 Es un golfo Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W95273 10-in. approximately 1927 Loa está de fiesta Ernesto Lecuona Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W95783 10-in. approximately 1927 Asunción Miguel de Grandy ; Ernesto Lecuona Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W95785 10-in. approximately 1927 Si tu supieras Maria Fantoli Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W95786 10-in. July 1927 La comparsa Maria Fantoli ; Ernesto Lecuona Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W95794 10-in. approximately 1927 Ahí viene el chino Ernesto Lecuona Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
(Results 251-275 of 399 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lecuona, Ernesto," accessed May 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104088.

Lecuona, Ernesto. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104088.

"Lecuona, Ernesto." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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