Ultimate Collection: Lecuona Plays Lecuona

Ultimate Collection: Lecuona Plays Lecuona
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Ultimate Collection: Lecuona Plays Lecuona

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More than 140 minutes of historic recordings from the man dubbed by many "the Cuban Gershwin"! Ernesto Lecuona is indeed the greatest composer Cuba has ever produced; his works ranged from light classical to pop songs like Siboney and Malaguena that were covered repeatedly by jazz and swing bands, and this 63-track collection-boasting historic, remastered performances from 1927, 1928 and 1954, with some unreleased material-is the most comprehensive collection available.

This collection includes Ernesto Lecuona's complete 1954 recordings plus a series of 78s made in 1927-28. Ten of the recordings were previously unreleased. This is a lot of lightweight Cuban piano music to deal with at once, but it's definitely worth doing. Lecuona's music, which is having a major revival, may not be important. But it's consistently charming and entertaining. The 78s, which sound surprisingly good, reveal even more of a virtuoso than do the later recordings, but throughout we hear playing that expresses the spirit of the music extremely well. And yes, the famous MalagueƱa is here, sounding very sexy. --Leslie Gerber

Key Product Details

  • Creator: Ernesto Lecuona
  • Genre: Classical

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