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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 151-175 of 397 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-013758 10-in. 9/24/1937 Panamá Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band, with trumpet and chant composer  
Victor BS-014115 10-in. 9/13/1937 Siboney Vernon Geyer Electric organ solo composer  
Victor BS-014457 10-in. 12/31/1937 It's no secret that I love you Honoluans ; Daivd Kaonohi Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BS-017497 10-in. 12/10/1937 La comparsa Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-017499 10-in. 12/10/1937 Para vigo me voy Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-019607 10-in. 2/1/1938 Por corrientes va una conga Panchito and his La Conga Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-021069 10-in. 3/2/1938 Plegaria Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet composer  
Victor BS-021242 10-in. 3/11/1938 Serenata Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-021716 10-in. 3/25/1938 Vuelvo a ti Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-022916 10-in. 4/26/1938 Estudiantina Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-027924 10-in. 10/17/1938 La conga de Broadway Ramiro Gómez-Kemp ; Orquesta "La Conga" ; Oscar de la Rosa Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-028901 10-in. 9/26/1938 El sun-sun Aurora Lincheta ; Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-030735 10-in. 12/19/1938 Jungle drums (Canto karabali) Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-032916 10-in. 3/7/1939 Oyé tú Arturo Cortes ; Havana-Madrid Orchestra ; Nano Rodrigo Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-033683 10-in. 2/20/1939 Oyé tú Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-033868 10-in. before 2/27/1939 Babalú Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-035549 10-in. before 4/3/1939 La conga negra Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-036900 10-in. 5/3/1939 Say si si (Para vigo me voy) Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-037067 10-in. before 7/17/1939 Vals de las sombras Rosario García Orellana Re-recording : Female vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-039415 10-in. 8/1/1940 La princesa esta triste Jorge Omar ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-039551 10-in. before 12/6/1940 Siboney Pepe Agüeros ; Ernesto Lecuona ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with 2 pianos instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BAVE-039769 10-in. 12/15/1940 Cuba! Agustín Brugueras ; Lecuona Cuban Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-042790 10-in. 10/5/1939 Jungle drums Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-042796 10-in. 10/5/1939 Siboney Rosario Bourdon ; Jessica Dragonette Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-044840 10-in. 2/19/1940 Siboney Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 151-175 of 397 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lecuona, Ernesto," accessed April 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104088.

Lecuona, Ernesto. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104088.

"Lecuona, Ernesto." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 April 2024.

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

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