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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 101-125 of 397 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-81059 10-in. 1/15/1934 Noche azul Pedro Berríos ; Fausto Delgado ; Orquesta Pedro Vía Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-81740 10-in. 2/23/1934 A. B. C. Mario Cozzi Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and orchestra composer  
Victor BS-81765 10-in. 3/1/1934 Como arrullo de palmas Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-82346 10-in. 4/25/1934 Tabú Hotel Picadilly Orchestra ; Oscar de la Rosa Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-83370 10-in. 7/12/1934 Dust on the moon Lester Sims Accordion solo composer  
Victor BVE-83819 10-in. 8/3/1934 Dust on the moon Perry Bechtel Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-84993 10-in. 11/14/1934 Tabú Pedro Berríos ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-86381 10-in. 1/8/1935 Quiero Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-86382 10-in. 1/8/1935 Guajirita Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-86390 10-in. 2/28/1935 Canto caribe Orquesta Nano Rodrigo Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BAVE-86596 10-in. September 1934 Te quiero morena Orquesta Radio Splendid ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BAVE-86812 10-in. 4/5/1935 Canto siboney Orquesta Típica Osvaldo Fresedo ; Ricardo Ruiz Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-87486 10-in. 2/5/1935 Se fué la comparsa Nilo Menéndez Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor MBS-90792 10-in. October 1936 or earlier Para vigo me voy Orquesta Lorenzo Pego Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo composer  
Victor MBS-90835 10-in. before 1/7/1937 Cierra los ojos Las Dos Marías Female vocal duet, with guitars composer  
Victor MBS-90836 10-in. before 1/7/1937 Ojos azules Las Dos Marías Female vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-92308 10-in. 6/17/1935 Escucha al ruiseñor Rosario García Orellana Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-92829 10-in. 7/3/1935 Malagueña Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra composer  
Victor BAVE-93216 10-in. June 1936 Mi sueño eres tú Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Tropical ; Guillermo Posadas Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BAVE-93219 10-in. June 1936 Damisela encantadora Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Tropical ; Guillermo Posadas Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor BAVE-93223 10-in. June 1936 Nada quiero de ti Juan Arvizu ; Ernesto Lecuona Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BAVE-93266 10-in. 8/7/1936 Damisela encantadora Jorge Omar ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BAVE-93469 10-in. between 1/7/1937 and 1/12/1937 Damisela encantadora Rafael Iriarte ; Armando Pagés ; Rosendo Pesoa Guitar trio composer  
Victor BAVE-93551 10-in. 4/2/1937 Para vigo me voy Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BAVE-93835 10-in. 7/30/1937 Muñeca de cristal Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
(Results 101-125 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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