Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes

Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes (3 April 1874, in Havana – 7 September 1944) was a Cuban composer, and an author of books on the history of Cuban folk music.

The outstanding habanera , written when he was sixteen, was his best-known composition. As an adult, he composed the scores for the opera Yumurí, the ballet Dioné, the oratorio Navidad and the cantata Anacaona.

His writings are still charming and informative today, though their standing has suffered from an accurate criticism by later musicologists. They realized that he had systematically underestimated the contribution of the Africans in Cuba. He insisted, instead, on the supposed contribution of Cuba's original aboriginal population, which was subsequently disproved.

"It is a shame that a succession of errors should have spoilt the greatest work of a man who had carried his musicianship for almost half a century with rare dignity. Because in the end...Sanchez de Fuentes will remain, above all, a composer of habaneras and songs. In a hundred years his Cuban melodies will occupy a place of honor in our traditions..."

Birth and Death Data: Born April 3rd, 1874 (Havana), Died September 7th, 1944 (Havana)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]552 7-in. 12/4/1900 Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with flute obbligato composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]552 10-in. 6/3/1901 Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with flute obbligato composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3408 10-in. 5/24/1901 Tú habanera Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo composer  
Victor B-3626 10-in. 7/26/1906 Elda Cavalieri Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-3937 10-in. 10/24/1906 Elda Cavalieri Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-10090 10-in. 3/22/1911 Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-10204 10-in. 4/7/1911 Cuba Vessella's Italian Band Band composer  
Victor B-14663 10-in. 4/3/1914 Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-19832 10-in. 5/16/1917 Carmen García Cornejo Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-26903 10-in. 9/27/1922 Vida mía Cristina Soro Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30083 10-in. 5/14/1924 Rosalinda Tito Schipa Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-30083 10-in. 10/17/1927 Rosalinda Tito Schipa Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-36757 10-in. 11/4/1926 Toti Dal Monte Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-36838 10-in. 10/18/1926 Vida Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-36839 10-in. 10/18/1926 Corazón Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-38366 10-in. 4/27/1927 Serenatina Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-42961 10-in. 9/19/1928 Un amor que se va José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-50780 10-in. 3/26/1929 Por tus ojos Sofia Del Campo Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53835 10-in. 6/13/1929 Mírame así Olga Albani Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-57053 10-in. 10/31/1929 Olga Albani Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-59778 10-in. 5/1/1930 Mirame asi Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-73963 10-in. 11/16/1932 Rosario García Orellana Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor XVE-92 10-in. 11/3/1925 Pobrecita mía Néstor de la Torre Male vocal solo composer  
Victor XVE-93 10-in. 11/3/1925 ¡Mírame así ... ! Néstor de la Torre Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor L-117 10-in. 3/24/1913 Tristes amores Clemencia González ; Lelia P. Villate Female vocal duet, with piano composer  
(Results 1-25 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sánchez de Fuentes, Eduardo," accessed March 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104549.

Sánchez de Fuentes, Eduardo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104549.

"Sánchez de Fuentes, Eduardo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104549

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