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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 126-150 of 397 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BAVE-93839 10-in. between 7/30/1937 and 8/2/1937 No me vuelvas a besar Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BAVE-93840 10-in. between 7/30/1937 and 8/2/1937 Estudiantina Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-93841 10-in. 8/2/1937 Estudiantina Orquesta Típica Osvaldo Fresedo ; Roberto Ray Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-93857 10-in. between 8/14/1937 and 8/31/1937 Muñeca de cristal Ernesto Lecuona ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BAVE-93863 10-in. between 8/14/1937 and 8/31/1937 Panamá Feliciano Brunelli Orquesta Característica Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-95162 10-in. 10/2/1935 Como arrullo de palmas Las Dos Marías Female vocal duet, with guitar composer  
Victor PBS-97670 10-in. 8/7/1936 Como arrullo de palmas Carmen Castillo ; Charito ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-98424 10-in. 12/13/1935 Para vigo me voy (Congo rhythm) Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal ensemble, and shouts composer  
Victor BS-98644 10-in. 1/16/1936 Como arrullo de palmas Claudio Ferrer ; Johnny Rodríguez Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-99762 10-in. 3/6/1936 Princesa de Abril Rodolfo Ducal Male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-101859 10-in. 5/25/1936 La guajirita Hermanos Hernández Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-102001 10-in. 6/2/1936 Siboney Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor XVE-285 10-in. 2/1/1928 Ni tú ni yo Ernesto Lecuona Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor XVE-286 10-in. 2/1/1928 Malagueña Ernesto Lecuona Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor XVE-287 10-in. 2/1/1928 Danza española Ernesto Lecuona Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor XVE-288 10-in. 2/1/1928 Danza lucumí Ernesto Lecuona Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor XVE-289 10-in. 2/1/1928 Como baila el muñeco Ernesto Lecuona Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor XVE-290 10-in. 2/1/1928 Music box Ernesto Lecuona Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor XVE-324 10-in. 2/8/1928 Por un beso de tu boca Sexteto Habanero Vocal and instrumental sextet composer  
Victor XVE-327 10-in. 2/9/1928 Vestal serena Lolita Quiral Female vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor XVE-328 10-in. 2/9/1928 Ya sé que me olvidastes Lolita Quiral Female vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-07718 10-in. 4/5/1937 It's no secret I love you Carmen Castillo ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-010836 10-in. 6/14/1937 Panamá Orquesta Hermanos Castro ; Eddy Urquia Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-011233 10-in. 7/6/1937 Damisela encantadora Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-013755 10-in. 9/24/1937 Say si si (Para vigo me voy) Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
(Results 126-150 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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