Ernesto Lecuona

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Born: August 1896 — Guanabacoa — Cuba
Died: 29 November 1963 — Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands — Spain
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Music

Suite Andalucia for Orchestra.

Most of his popular compositions (he has written much "serious" music besides), are in the form of tunes with a pronounced local character, strongly founded in the traditional music of Cuba. Such works include — Siboney; Malaguena; Danza Lucumi; Gitanarias; La Comparsa; High in Sierra; Always in my Heart; Andalucia; Jungle Drums; Maria my Own; Cordoba.

Life

One of a musically gifted family — his two sisters are (were?) both pianists and composers of songs, one brother is (was?) a pianist and the other is (was?) a violinist. Lecuona himself was an infant prodigy, and appeared in public, playing the piano, at the age of 5. His first published composition came out when he was 11. His musical studies included a period at the National Conservatory at Havana, where one of his teachers was Joaquin Nin. He graduated from the Conservatory in 1911, but even before then had been interested in music in a popular vein, and had organised a small orchestra to play in ballrooms and the early cinemas. He made his first record in 1917.

The above extract is from a book entitled "A Guide to Popular Music" by Peter Gammond and Peter Clayton published in the U.K. in 1960 by Phoenix House.

He died on the Canary Islands when vacationing and attending to a concert in his honor.

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(1936) Alban Berg: Premiere of the violin concerto “Dem Andenken eines Engels”, in Barcelona, Spain.
(1964) Roger Huntington Sessions: Premiere of Montezuma, in Berlin, Germany.
(1967) György Sándor Ligeti: Premiere of the cello concerto, in Berlin, Germany.
(1971) Aribert Reimann: Premiere of Melusine, in Schwetzingen, Germany.

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Sheet music for Lecuona

[details ←] Ernesto Lecuona - Valses De Concierto, piano,
[details ←] Always In My Heart (Siempre En Mi Corazon), piano, vocal, guitar,
[details ←] Ernesto Lecuona - Suite Andalucia, guitar,
[details ←] 7 Danzas Cubanas Tipicas, piano,
[details ←] Ernesto Lecuona Piano Music, piano,
[details ←] Malaguena, piano,
[details ←] Malaguena, piano,
[details ←] Malaguena, piano,
[details ←] Malaguena, piano,
[details ←] Lecuona’s Best Made Easier For You - Easy Piano Solo, piano,
[details ←] Danzas Afro-Cubanas, piano,
[details ←] Andalucia Suite, piano,
[details ←] Malaguena - Percussion/Piano/Xylophone/Marimba, piano, percussion,
[details ←] Malaguena, guitar,
[details ←] Malaguena - Guitar Solo, guitar,
[details ←] Malaguena - Accordion, accordion,
[details ←] The Music of Ernesto Lecuona for Solo Guitar, guitar,
[details ←] La Comparsa, piano,
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Carnival In Costa Rica
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starring: Dick Haymes, Vera Ellen, Cesar Romero, Celeste Holm, Ernesto Lecuona
directed by: Gregory Ratoff

Features:
  • Actors: Dick Haymes, Vera Ellen, Cesar Romero, Celeste Holm, Ernesto Lecuona
  • Genre: Comedy, Musical
  • Run Time: 96 Final Format: DVD-NTSC Year: 1947
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  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (full frame) Audio: MONO

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El Anzuelo
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starring: Damián Alcázar, Rodolfo Arias, Carmen Beato, Bruno Bichir, Joana Brito
directed by: Ernesto Rimoch

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  • Actors: Dick Haymes, Vera Ellen, Cesar Romero, Celeste Holm, Ernesto Lecuona
  • Genre: Comedy, Musical
  • Run Time: 96 Final Format: DVD-NTSC Year: 1947
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  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (full frame) Audio: MONO

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El Anzuelo (The Come-On) [NTSC/REGION 1 & 4 DVD. Import-Latin America]
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by: Mariana Lecuona, Alvaro Guerrero, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Jorge Galvan, Damian Alcazar Bruno Bichir
directed by: Ernesto Rimoch

Features:
  • Actors: Dick Haymes, Vera Ellen, Cesar Romero, Celeste Holm, Ernesto Lecuona
  • Genre: Comedy, Musical
  • Run Time: 96 Final Format: DVD-NTSC Year: 1947
  • This Disc is formatted for all Regions and has CSS Copyright Protection (will not play in some laptops)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (full frame) Audio: MONO

El Anzuelo (The Come-On) [VHS]
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starring: Damián Alcázar, Rodolfo Arias, Carmen Beato, Bruno Bichir, Joana Brito
directed by: Ernesto Rimoch

Features:
  • Actors: Dick Haymes, Vera Ellen, Cesar Romero, Celeste Holm, Ernesto Lecuona
  • Genre: Comedy, Musical
  • Run Time: 96 Final Format: DVD-NTSC Year: 1947
  • This Disc is formatted for all Regions and has CSS Copyright Protection (will not play in some laptops)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (full frame) Audio: MONO

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