Enric Madriguera

Enric R. Madriguera (Barcelona, 17 February 1904 – 7 September 1973) was a violinist of Catalan origin who was playing concerts as a child before he studied at the Barcelona Conservatory. (The Castilian form of his name is Enrique, which he sometimes used on records.) Whilst still in his twenties he was lead violinist at Boston's and Symphony orchestras before becoming the conductor of the Cuban Philharmonic.

In the late 1920s Madriguera played in Ben Selvin's studio orchestra at Columbia Records in New York, and served briefly as that company's director of Latin music recording. In 1932 he began his own orchestra at the Biltmore Hotel, which recorded for Columbia until 1934. His music at this period was mostly Anglo-American dance or foxtrot, frequently jazz-inflected, although he had a modest hit with his rhumba rendition of Carioca (1934).

By the 1930s he was recording Latin American music almost exclusively. (His composition Adios became a national hit in 1931.) On his radio appearances, the band was billed as "Enric Madriguera and His Music of the Americas," and Adios was its theme song. It was said that the ambassadors from all the South American countries declared Madriguera to be the "Ambassador of Music to all the Americas". Madriguera appeared in a number of "musical shorts" including "Enric Madriguera and his Orchestra" (1946) where he performed a number of songs including the orchestra for his vocalist-wife Patricia Gilmore. A review of one of his appearances recorded how he "reflected the warmth of our neighbors to the south".

He died in retirement in Danbury, Connecticut. His sister was pianist Paquita Madriguera, the second wife of Andres Segovia.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 17th, 1904 (Barcelona), Died September 7th, 1973 (Danbury)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, director, violin, composer, arranger, songwriter, vocalist

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 152 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-92773 10-in. 7/26/1935 A sunbonnet blue (And a yellow straw hat) Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-92774 10-in. 7/26/1935 Nothing lives longer than love Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-95325 10-in. 10/3/1935 I'd love to take orders from you Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-95326 10-in. 10/3/1935 Tender is the night Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-95327 10-in. 10/3/1935 I'd rather listen to your eyes Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-95328 10-in. 10/3/1935 When the leaves bid the trees goodbye Bob Bunch ; Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-95329 10-in. 10/3/1935 It never dawned on me Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-95330 10-in. 10/3/1935 I found a dream Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-95331 10-in. 10/3/1935 Midnight in Paris Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-95332 10-in. 10/3/1935 Here's to romance Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-055955 10-in. 9/6/1940 Adios Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-058707 10-in. 12/27/1940 Adios Tony Pastor Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-059213 10-in. 2/8/1941 Amor de guajiro Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Sarita Herrera ; Tito Rodríguez Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet leader  
Victor BS-059214 10-in. 2/8/1941 Cuba Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Sarita Herrera Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-059215 10-in. 2/8/1941 Danza lucumi Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-059216 10-in. 2/8/1941 On the isle of you Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Patricia Gilmore Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer, instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-059217 10-in. 2/10/1941 A media luz Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger, leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-059218 10-in. 2/10/1941 Intermezzo Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger, leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-059219 10-in. 2/10/1941 Un momento Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-059220 10-in. 2/10/1941 Bim bam bum Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tito Rodríguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-059221 10-in. 2/10/1941 Un, dos, tres, un dos Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tito Rodríguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-059222 10-in. 2/10/1941 At the Mardi Gras Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Patricia Gilmore Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, composer, leader  
Victor BS-059223 10-in. 2/10/1941 Give me time Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Patricia Gilmore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-059224 10-in. 2/10/1941 I've got to get hot Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Patricia Gilmore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-062784 10-in. 3/28/1941 Acercate mas Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tito Rodríguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, director  
(Results 26-50 of 152 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Madriguera, Enric," accessed December 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106371.

Madriguera, Enric. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106371.

"Madriguera, Enric." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106371

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