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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 51-75 of 397 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor XVE-48238 10-in. 12/6/1928 Recuerdas tú? María Ruiz Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor XVE-48239 10-in. 12/6/1928 Mujer Miguel de Grandy Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, leader  
Victor XVE-48240 10-in. 12/6/1928 El pavo reál María Luisa Morales Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, leader  
Victor XVE-48241 10-in. 12/6/1928 Isabelita no me quiere Eusebio Delfín ; María Luisa Morales Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, leader  
Victor XVE-48242 10-in. 12/6/1928 Tus ojos azules Eusebio Delfín ; María Luisa Morales Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, leader  
Victor XVE-48263 10-in. 12/12/1928 Y la negra bailaba Ernesto Lecuona Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-48341 10-in. 2/7/1929 Americana soy Margarita Cueto Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48383 10-in. 2/21/1929 Canción de la rosa Margarita Cueto Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48549 10-in. 1/8/1929 Chilena gentil Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48550 10-in. 1/8/1929 Por eso te quiero Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49297 10-in. 12/27/1928 Canto Siboney Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53603 10-in. 5/9/1929 Ali Babá Margarita Cueto Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-53605 10-in. 5/9/1929 El pirulero Margarita Cueto Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-53630 10-in. 5/16/1929 El faisan Margarita Cueto Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53657 10-in. 5/23/1929 Quisiera Margarita Cueto Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53658 10-in. 5/23/1929 Como yo te quiero Margarita Cueto Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53690 10-in. 5/29/1929 Aquella tarde Margarita Cueto ; Juan Pulido Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53853 10-in. 6/20/1929 Lamento africano Margarita Cueto Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-55851 10-in. 9/19/1929 Serenata romantica Onofré Vidal Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-56236 10-in. 9/23/1929 Canto Siboney Robert MacGimsey Whistling solo, with guitar and organ composer  
Victor BVE-59777 10-in. 5/1/1930 Si tu supieras Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BAVE-60600 10-in. Feb. 1931 Canto siboney Orquesta Adolfo Carabelli Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-62151 10-in. 5/13/1930 Lamento africano Don Azpiazu ; Havana Casino Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-62158 10-in. 5/15/1930 Canto negro Margarita Cueto Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-62656 12-in. 6/19/1930 Malagueña Olga Samaroff Stokowski Piano solo composer  
(Results 51-75 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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