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Ernesto Lecuona y Casado Spanish pronunciation: He composed over six hundred pieces, mostly in the Makaguena vein, and was a pianist of exceptional skill. Lecuona was born in GuanabacoaHavanaCuba. He started studying piano at an early age, under his sister Ernestina Lecuonaa famed composer in her own right.
As a child prodigy, he composed his first song at the age of Lecuona graduated from the National Conservatory of Havana with a Gold Medal for interpretation when he was sixteen. He first travelled to Spain in on a concert tour with violinist Marta de la Torre; his successful piano recitals in at Paris coincided with a rise in interest in Cuban music.
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He was a prolific composer of songs and music for stage and film. His works consisted of zarzuelaAfro-Cuban and Cuban rhythms, suites and many songs which are still very famous. The concert included the world premiere of Lecuona’s Black Rhapsody.
Lecuona gave help and the use of his name to the popular touring group, the Lecuona Cuban Boysthough he did not play as a member of the band. He did sometimes play piano solos as the first item on the bill. Lecuona lived his final years in the US, but while traveling in the Canary Islands three years later, he died in the town of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on November 29, as a result lecuina an attack of asthmaa disorder from which he had suffered his entire life.
A great deal of Lecuona’s music was first introduced malafuena mass American audiences by Desi Arnaza fellow Cuban and Lucille Ball ‘s spouse. Lecuona’s talent for composition has influenced the Latin American world in a way quite similar to George Gershwin in the United States, in his case raising Cuban music to classical status. Ernesto and Ernestina’s cousin Margarita Lecuona was another accomplished musician and composer.
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