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José Echániz

José Echániz (1905-1969) was a Cuban-born pianist. A child prodigy, he studied at the Falcón Conservatory in Havana, where he was awarded the title "professor of piano" at age 14. During the 1920s, he toured the US and appeared in Europe. During the 1930s, he was a featured soloist with orchestras in the US and appeared under the batons of many distinguished conductors. Echániz joined the Eastman School faculty in 1944. Throughout his 25-year teaching career, Echániz maintained an active career as a recitalist in Europe, the US, and the Caribbean, as an orchestral soloist, and as a recording artist.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1905 (Guanabacoa), Died 1969

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-30087 12-in. 6/15/1925 Dream of love Tito Schipa Tenor vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor C-30087 12-in. 5/16/1924 Liebestraum Tito Schipa Tenor vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CVE-33000 12-in. 6/15/1925 Ave Maria Tito Schipa Tenor vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-33002 10-in. 6/16/1925 La farfalletta (The butterfly) Tito Schipa Tenor vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144914 10-in. 10/26/1927 Tango José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144915 10-in. 10/26/1927 Minuet José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W147979 10-in. 2/20/1929 El vito José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W147982 10-in. 2/21/1929 Ritual fire dance José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W147983 10-in. 2/21/1929 Wiegenlied José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W147984 10-in. 2/21/1929 Bourrée José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W150804 10-in. 9/15/1930 Wiegenlied José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W150805 10-in. 9/15/1930 Waltz in G flat José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 98633 12-in. 2/20/1929 Dance of the miller's wife José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 98634 12-in. 2/20/1929 Danza de la gitana José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 98635 12-in. 2/20/1929 Two Cuban dances José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 98636 12-in. 2/21/1929 Zapateo cubano José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Columbia 98712 12-in. 9/15/1930 Danza de la pastora José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 98713 12-in. 9/15/1930 Ritual fire dance José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 98714 12-in. ca. 1930 5th French suite, part 1 José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 98715 12-in. ca. 1930 5th French suite, part 2 José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 98716 12-in. ca. 1930 5th French suite, part 3 José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 98717 12-in. ca. 1930 5th French suite, part 4 José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 98718 12-in. ca. 1930 Danza de la gitana José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 98719 12-in. ca. 1930 Danza de la molinera José Echániz Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 9717 10-in. 9/18/1924 La bella cubano Trio Cubano Instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Echániz, José," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109387.

Echániz, José. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109387.

"Echániz, José." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109387

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