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19th Century Cuban Dances

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  1. John Robson

    John Robson New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Lecuona
    La primera en la frente
    A la antigua
    La cardenense

    Here are three of Lecuona's 19th Century Cuban dances. I'm learning a couple more because I like them. Interestingly, these three dances are in the binary form just like the dances in Bach's suites. I don't plan to do the entire set because there are too many: ten. Lecuona has an affinity for using parallel octaves and sixths. Unfortunately my RH is still sore and you may notice it in the forte parallel octaves. There are two more Spanish style pieces by Lecuona which have numerous forte parallel octaves, just like Malaguena has. I hope to post them after my hand is better.

    Lecuona - La primera en la frente

    Lecuona - a la Antigua

    Lecuona - La Cardenense
     
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    These are great, John! I thoroughly enjoyed them all. Can't wait for your next installment.
     
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    Sounds like you enjoyed playing these and I couldn't help dancing a little bit in my chair as I listened. Nice playing, John. I liked these a lot. I bet your Cuban friends do too. I'll put these up later tonight.
     
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    I forgot to mention your new quote. It fits you!
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    These are up.
     
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    My experience with Lecuona is not great but I know he brought together Latin music and classical music which is especially obvious in the A la Antiqua. Very well played John!
     
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    I had not heard these before, and they don't seem to represent Lecuona's best work. Rather in the Nazareth style but without that composer's sparkle and wit. But charming all the same. I liked the A la Antiqua best, but there seem to be a couple of ugly LH misses which I am surprised you allowed in. Apart from that, very well played as always. You are very well attuned to the Latin style. The piano sound is rather clangy at times.
     

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