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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 376-397 of 397 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0J782 10-in. 1932 De otras tiempos Lecuona Cuban Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, arranger  
Gramophone 0J784 10-in. 11/1/1932 El frutero Lecuona Cuban Boys Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, composer, leader  
Gramophone 0J785 10-in. 11/1/1932 El pregón del dulcero Lecuona Cuban Boys Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo composer, leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 0J786 10-in. October or November 1932 Rosa la china Lecuona Cuban Boys Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader, arranger  
Gramophone 0PG1045 10-in. 10/9/1933 Canto caribe Luis Pedroso ; Rico's Creole Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone BJ3376 10-in. 5/2/1930 Tus ojos azules Trío Argentino Male vocal duet, with piano and guitar composer  
Gennett 9938 10-in. 1/20/1926 Es un golfo Mariani Tango Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CAR3036 10-in. between November 1934 and February 1935 Se feú la comparsa Lecuona Cuban Boys Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CB9586 10-in. 10/25/1939 Maria la o Carlo Buti ; Orchestra Ferruzzi Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL4525 10-in. 11/3/1933 Alí Babá Oscar Calle ; Oscar Calle Orchestre Cubain Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL4528 10-in. 11/3/1933 Canto caribe Oscar Calle ; Firmín Jova ; Oscar Calle Orchestre Cubain ; Chiquita Serrano Instrumental ensemble, with vocal duet composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5494 10-in. 10/25/1935 Tabou Antonio Bruguera ; Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Alberto Rabagliati Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet songwriter  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5608 10-in. 2/14/1936 Se fue Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Alberto Rabagliati Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5685 10-in. 4/9/1936 Maria la o Élyane Célis ; Lecuona Cuban Boys Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5688 10-in. 4/9/1936 Rumba musulmana Lecuona Cuban Boys Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5860 10-in. 9/27/1936 Tabou Palomo Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6152 10-in. 4/15/1937 Canto indio Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Alberto Rabagliati Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6215 10-in. 5/31/1937 Say "si si" Lecuona Cuban Boys Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6417 10-in. 10/19/1937 Panama Lecuona Cuban Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6465 10-in. 11/23/1937 Siboney Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Alberto Rabagliati Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6466 10-in. 11/23/1937 Maria la o Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Alberto Rabagliati Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8488 10-in. 12/18/1947 Karabali Rey Alvarado ; Havana Cuban Boys ; Armando Orefiche ; Peggy Walsh Jazz/dance band, with vocal duet songwriter  
(Results 376-397 of 397 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lecuona, Ernesto," accessed April 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104088.

Lecuona, Ernesto. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104088.

"Lecuona, Ernesto." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 April 2024.

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

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