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 126-150 of 152 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E29421 10-in. 3/11/1929 Purrete de mi amor Pilar Arcos Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29441 10-in. 3/22/1929 Cobarde Pilar Arcos Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29442 10-in. 3/22/1929 Marquesita Pilar Arcos Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29446 10-in. 3/27/1929 Cierre esa puerta viejita Orquesta Tipica de Madriguera ; Genaro Veiga Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29449 10-in. 3/27/1929 Haceme caso a mi Orquesta Tipica de Madriguera Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29600 10-in. 3/27/1929 Que lindo es estar metido Orquesta Tipica de Madriguera Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29604 10-in. 4/1/1929 Rosas de otoño Genaro Veiga Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29605 10-in. 4/1/1929 La ultima copa Genaro Veiga Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29606 10-in. 4/1/1929 Nene lindo Genaro Veiga Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29607 10-in. 4/1/1929 Desengaño Genaro Veiga Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29780 10-in. 5/7/1929 Culpable Orquesta Tipica de Madriguera Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29781 10-in. 5/7/1929 Sandia calada Orquesta Tipica de Madriguera Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29909 10-in. 5/15/1929 No te engañes corazon Orquesta Tipica de Madriguera Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29910 10-in. 5/15/1929 No te engañes corazon Genaro Veiga Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29911 10-in. 5/15/1929 Hay que entrar Orquesta Tipica de Madriguera Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29912 10-in. 5/15/1929 La muchacha del circo Orquesta Tipica de Madriguera Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29913 10-in. 5/15/1929 Se va la lancha Orquesta Tipica de Madriguera Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29914 10-in. 5/15/1929 Se va la lancha Pilar Arcos Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E29915 10-in. 5/15/1929 La muchacha del circo Pilar Arcos ; Orquesta Tipica de Madriguera ; Genaro Veiga Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E30114 10-in. 6/19/1929 Campanilla de la iglesia Genaro Veiga Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E30115 10-in. 6/19/1929 Siempre Genaro Veiga Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E30116 10-in. 6/19/1929 T.B.C. Genaro Veiga Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E30117 10-in. 6/19/1929 Mientras Ilora el tango Genaro Veiga Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E30118 10-in. 6/19/1929 Bandoneón Genaro Veiga Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E32819 10-in. 5/23/1930 Para que me voy a lamentar Pilar Arcos ; Los Castilians Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 126-150 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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