Saturday, August 06, 2016

Happy birthday Ernesto Lecuona!


Like some of you, I grew up listening & hearing stories about Ernesto Lecuona's songs.

He was my parents' favorite composer!

They had a personal reference to each and every one of his songs!

Lecuona was a very prolific songwriter:

"Ernesto Lecuona wrote more than 400 songs, 176 pieces for the piano, 50 theatrical pieces, 31 orchestral works, 11 soundtracks for the cinema, 5 ballets, one trio and an opera.

But it is above all the hundreds of interpretations of pieces such as Siboney, Para Vigo Me Voy (Say Si Si), Canto Karabali (Jungle Drums), Maria my Own (Maria La O), La Comparsa and Malagueña that helped him achieve his international popularity.
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But it is above all the hundreds of interpretations of pieces such as Siboney, Para Vigo Me Voy (Say Si Si), Canto Karabali (Jungle Drums), Maria my Own (Maria La O), La Comparsa and Malagueña that helped him achieve his international popularity." (biography)
He was great!   We chatted with Fernando Hernandez a few years ago to talk about his songs and careers:




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