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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born February 17, 1904 (Barcelona), Died September 7, 1973 (Danbury)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, director, violin, composer, arranger, songwriter, vocalist
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 126-150 of 273 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||W703119||10-in.||February 1930||He de verte||Pinocho y sus Botones||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W703120||10-in.||February 1930||Quedamente entre lirios||Pinocho y sus Botones||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W703138||10-in.||February 1930||Pleurant pour toi : Tango||Enrique Madriguera ; Notas Mágicas ; Adolfo Utrera||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader, composer|
|Columbia||W703143||10-in.||Feburary 1930||Para qué me voy a lamentar||Enrique Madriguera ; Notas Mágicas ; Adolfo Utrera||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader, composer|
|Columbia||W703146||10-in.||February 1930||Rosa roja de amor||Enrique Madriguera ; Notas Mágicas||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Columbia||W703147||10-in.||February 1930||Arrullo militar||Enrique Madriguera ; Notas Mágicas||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Columbia||W703154||10-in.||March 1930||Derecho viejo : Tango milonga||Orquesta Tipica de Madriguera||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Columbia||W703155||10-in.||March 1930||Garufa : Tango||Orquesta Tipica de Madriguera||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||leader|
|Columbia||W703169||10-in.||March 1930||Mocito rana : Tango||Orquesta Tipica de Madriguera||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||leader|
|Columbia||W703172||10-in.||March 1930||Mamá yo quiero de eso : Fox trot||Orquesta Tipica de Madriguera||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W703173||10-in.||March 1930||Sólo un dulce recordar||Enric Madriguera ; Notas Mágicas ; Adolfo Utrera||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Columbia||W703180||10-in.||April 1930||Geranio : Vals||Los Embajadores||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W703181||10-in.||April 1930||Laura : Vals||Los Embajadores||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W703184||10-in.||April 1930||Quejas del alma : Vals||Los Embajadores||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W703185||10-in.||April 1930||Miss Caracas : Vals||Los Embajadores||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W703192||10-in.||April 1930||Si la vida te sonríe : Fox trot||Enrique Madriguera ; Notas Mágicas ; Adolfo Utrera||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Columbia||W703193||10-in.||April 1930||Solo en sueños : Fox trot||Enrique Madriguera ; Notas Mágicas||Jazz/dance band; with male vocal solo (take 6)||leader, composer|
|Columbia||W703194||10-in.||April 1930||Mamá yo quiero de eso : Fox trot||Enrique Madriguera ; Notas Mágicas ; Adolfo Utrera||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Columbia||W703200||10-in.||May 1930||Castañuela : Pasodoble||Enrique Madriguera ; Notas Mágicas||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W703201||10-in.||May 1930||Cañero : Pasodoble||Enrique Madriguera ; Notas Mágicas||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W703220||10-in.||May 1930||No me olvides : Pasodoble||Enrique Madriguera ; Notas Mágicas ; Adolfo Utrera||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Columbia||W703250||10-in.||May 1930||Rosas de Chiapas : Vals||Los Embajadores ; Enric Madriguera||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W703269||10-in.||June 1930||Llevátelo todo : Tango||Orquesta Tipica de Madriguera||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Columbia||W703286||10-in.||June 1930||Norah : Vals americano||Enrique Madriguera ; Notas Mágicas ; Adolfo Utrera||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Columbia||W703287||10-in.||June 1930||¡Ay Mamá Inés! : Fox trot||Enrique Madriguera ; Notas Mágicas ; Adolfo Utrera||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Madriguera, Enric," accessed March 21, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106371.
Madriguera, Enric. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 21, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106371.
"Madriguera, Enric." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 21 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Madriguera, Enric - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n91085763
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