Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Homenaje a Ernesto Leucona
Genres: World Music, Classical, Latin Music
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aquariuslib | 09/28/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"FUE UNA GLORIA DE CUBA,ES MAS SIQUE SIENDOLO AHORA,SU MUSICA PERDURA EN LOS CORAZONES DE NOSOTROS LOS CUBANOS"
A rare treasure indeed!
aquariuslib | 05/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ernesto Lecuona wrote many unforgettable melodies, many transferred from their original classical form to pop music with English lyrics, such as SIBONEY, etc. To be able to own the composer's OWN interpretations is unbelievable...after all these years. Listen to MARIA LA O as a golden example...It is worth the price of the entire CD. And there are more on this beautiful album. If the remastering is not perfect...who cares in this case?...remember, the original recordings are now well over fifty years old, originally cut on wax with a hot needle. But the pianist/composer's inner sensitive soul still shines through it all. I've never been to Cuba...but one day soon....and I'll be searching for Lecuona's soul in those Havana nightclubs where he once was a star performer if they still exist. Thankfully, his music does! Raw, moving, warm talent!"
Lecuona at his best!
aquariuslib | 07/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ernesto Lecuona's music is as Cuban as a small cup of strong Cuban coffee -- and no one better than him to interpret it. This is a wonderful CD. Technically it is superb despite the age of its recordings; BMG and RCA did an excellent job. More than that, Mr. Lecuona's incredible talent brings life to his music and reminds us that Cuba had more than Cha-cha-cha and mambo, although those are also fantastic when interpreted well. Hearing Lecuona's "LA COMPARSA" reminded me of the years I spent trying to play it well and never achieving an adequate skill level. His "ANTE EL ESCORIAL" is one of my favorite pieces, evoking truly the grandiosity of the Escorial in Spain. If you enjoy Cuban music, you MUST get this CD before it disappears from the market. Even if you prefer cha-cha-cha, mambo or any other popular style. It is a masterpiece. Please keep them coming, BMG, RCA, and Amazon!"