Miguel Lerdo de Tejada

Miguel Lerdo de Tejada (September 29, 1869 in Morelia – May 25, 1941) was a Mexican composer/songwriter, pianist, and conductor.

Lerdo de Tejada studied in Morelia and Mexico City. One of his most popular pieces was a song Perjura, with text by Fernando Luna y Drusina. His zarzuelas were also very popular in Mexico. He took his Orchesta Típica Lerdo (Carlo Curti's Mexican Typical Orchestra remade) and toured the United States; one of his performances was at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. He continued to tour with his own ensemble in the U.S., Cuba, and South America until his death.

His compositions are classed as "Light classical." He has been described as the first "popular composer" in Mexico. His works included many arrangements of traditional songs in addition to original works.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 29th, 1869 (Morelia), Died May 25th, 1941 (Mexico City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, conductor, arranger, lyricist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 149 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-14131 10-in. 12/2/1913 Perjura danza Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-19636 10-in. 4/30/1917 El enterrador Miguel Lerdo de Tejada ; Mario Talavera Male vocal solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-19637 10-in. 4/30/1917 Aleluya Carmen García Cornejo Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor C-19638 12-in. 4/30/1917 Las violetas Ángel R. Esquivel Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-19639 10-in. 4/30/1917 Te amo con toda el alma Mario Talavera Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor C-19640 12-in. 4/30/1917 Los ojos Carmen García Cornejo Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-19641 10-in. 4/30/1917 Ya soy feliz Ángel R. Esquivel Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-19642 10-in. 4/30/1917 El gondolero Mario Talavera Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor C-19643 12-in. 4/30/1917 El soldado Mario Talavera Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor C-19644 12-in. 4/30/1917 Adelita Ángel R. Esquivel ; Carmen García Cornejo ; Mario Talavera Mixed vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor B-19645 10-in. 5/1/1917 Estrellita Carmen García Cornejo Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor C-19646 12-in. 5/1/1917 Al pié de tu reja Ángel R. Esquivel Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-19647 10-in. 5/1/1917 Pobre mujer Ángel R. Esquivel Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-19648 10-in. 5/1/1917 A la luz de la luna Ángel R. Esquivel Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-19649 10-in. 5/1/1917 Dicen que no Mario Talavera Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-19650 10-in. 5/1/1917 El ratoncito Carmen García Cornejo Female vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-19651 10-in. 5/1/1917 El desterrado Ángel R. Esquivel ; Mario Talavera Male vocal duet, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-19652 10-in. 5/2/1917 Oye la voz de mi cantar, María Ángel R. Esquivel Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor B-19653 10-in. 5/2/1917 Pregúntale a las estrellas Mario Talavera Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor B-19654 10-in. 5/2/1917 Soñó mi mente loca Ángel R. Esquivel Male vocal solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor C-19655 12-in. 5/2/1917 Costeñas Mario Talavera Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor B-19656 10-in. 5/2/1917 Elvira Carmen García Cornejo Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor B-19664 10-in. 5/2/1917 Elvira Carmen García Cornejo Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor B-19665 10-in. 5/2/1917 Los besos que te dí Ángel R. Esquivel Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-19666 10-in. 5/3/1917 Marchita el alma Mario Talavera Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 149 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lerdo de Tejada, Miguel," accessed January 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107613.

Lerdo de Tejada, Miguel. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107613.

"Lerdo de Tejada, Miguel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107613

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