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Cuban Originals: Ernesto Lecuona

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Album Review

This volume of RCA's Cuban Originals series spotlights Ernesto Lecuona, and includes original recordings of classic songs like "Malagueña," "Siempre En Mi Corazon," "Noche Azul," "En Tres Por Quatro," "Estudiantina" and "Maria La O," all of which focus on Lecuona's pioneering writing and arranging abilities.

Customer Reviews

On Lecuona by Lecuona

Many of the melodies are hauntingly romantic... Maria la O; Siempre en mi Corazon, among them. It's a treasure I keep returning to, for many years.
Roberto A. BACANI 5/27/12.

Beautiful Songs

This whole album i suppose is great but the one song i was interested in was malaguena. I did that song in marching band and it was beautifuly powerful. The crowd went wild over it. IT WAS A BLAST!


Born: August 6, 1895 in Guanabacoa

Genre: Latino

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '10s

Arguably the most important Latin musical figure of the early 20th century, Ernesto Lecuona wrote hundreds of works during the era, including popular standards ("Malagueña," "Andalucia" aka "The Breeze and I," "Siempre en Mi Corazon," "Comparsa," "Noche Azul") as well as operettas, ballets, and an opera. Born in the Guanabacoa section of Havana in 1896, Lecuona earned fame first as a concert pianist. Taught piano by a sister (all three of his siblings were musicians), he studied at the National Conservatory...
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