Alejandro Caturla

Biography

Born: March 7, 1906; Remedios   Died: November 12, 1940; Remedios  
Caturla studied in Havana and also with Boulanger in Paris. He founded and conducted the Orquesta de Conciertos de Caibarién. Caturla's compositions were lively concoctions of Afro-Cuban rhythms, broken forms, unusual chord combinations, and unbalanced orchestrations. Although his heritage was white, he attempted to synthesize the white and black characteristic of Cuban music. Caturla made his living as a lawyer and served as a municipal judge in Read more his native city. He was shot dead by a criminal out on bail who had been prosecuted in his court. Read less
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  • 1.
    Tangazo - Music Of Latin America - Ginastera, Chavez
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 436737 Release Date: 11/27/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alejandro Caturla,  Carlos Chavez,  Aaron Copland,  Alberto Ginastera  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New World Symphony
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    Serenata Cubana / Nohema Fernandez
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 2582 Release Date: 03/01/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carlo Borbolla,  Anonymous,  Aurelio de la Vega,  Gisela Hernández Gonzalo  ... 
    Performer:  Nohema Fernandez
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    Cancion Sin Palabras / Martha Marchena
    Label: Msr Classics   Catalog: 1054 Release Date: 04/09/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  José White Lafitte,  Alberto Ginastera,  Astor Piazzolla,  Alejandro Caturla  ... 
    Performer:  Martha Marchena
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    Conga-line In Hell - Music Of Latin American Masters / Sachs
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 93230 Release Date: 06/05/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camargo Mozart Guarnieri,  Alejandro Caturla,  Roberto Sierra,  Conlon Nancarrow  ... 
    Performer:  Duane Cochran
    Conductor:  Joel Sachs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata de las Américas
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    A Treasury Of Cuban Piano Classics / Juana Zayas
    Label: Music & Arts Programs Of America   Catalog: 1069 Release Date: 11/28/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gisela Hernández Gonzalo,  Alejandro Caturla,  Ignacio Cervantes,  Ernesto Lecuona
    Performer:  Juana Zayas
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