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Habaneras, Maxixes & Tangos

The Syncopated Piano Music of Latin America

By Bill Matthiesen

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Habaneras, Maxixes & Tangos (The Syncopated Piano Music of Latin America). Composed by Bill Matthiesen. For piano. Squareback saddle-stitched, Solos. Brazilliance Music Pub.. Latin American. Intermediate. Book. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99424).

ISBN 9780786676354. Latin American. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This collection showcases the syncopated piano music of Latin American during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It features Latin rhythms, which are really African rhythms brought to the Americas by slaves and applied to the music of the European colonists. These rhythms are varied and complex and so is their history. They've had a widespread and profound influence on the evolution of popular music not only in Latin America, but also in the United States. The most obvious offshoots are the tango in Argentine and Uruguay and most of the other popular dances of South and Central America, as well as ragtime and jazz in the United States. Jelly Roll Morton claimed this "Latin tinge" is the essential element that distinguishes jazz from ragtime. These rhythms are the musical roots of groups like: The Buena Vista Social Club.Includes historic tangos written by Ignacio Cervantes - Cuba, Manuel Saumell - Cuba, Juan Morel Campos - Puerto Rico, Jose Quinton - Puerto Rico, Ernesto Nazareth -Brazil, Tomas Leon - Mexico, Sebastian Yradier - Spain, Eduardo Sanchez du Fuentas - Cuba, Will Tyers - USA, Vincente Greco - Argentina, Anselmo Rosendo (Mendizabal) - Argentina, Angel Villoldo - Argentina, Eduardo Arolas - Argentina, Juan Maglio - Argentina.

  • Adios a Cuba   Performed by I. Cervantes
  • Almendares   Performed by I. Cervantes
  • Carioca  Performed by Ernesto Nazareth
  • Coquetona (Danza)   Performed by Jose I. Quinton
  • Cruz, Perigo!!   Performed by Ernesto Nazareth
  • El Entreriano (Tango)   Performed by A. Rosendo
  • El Esquinazo (Tango Criollo)   Performed by A.G. Villoldo
  • El Panuelo de Pepa (Contradanza)   Performed by Manuel Saumell
  • El Zurdo (Tango)   Performed by Juan Maglio
  • Esta Chumbado   Performed by Ernesto Nazareth
  • Garoto   Performed by Ernesto Nazareth
  • Ilusiones Perdidas   Performed by I. Cervantes
  • l Chicotazo (Tango No. 2)   Performed by Vincente Greco
  • La Encantadora   Performed by I. Cervantes
  • La Isabelita   Performed by J. Morel Campos
  • La Luz Electrica  Performed by Tomas Leon
  • La Matilde (Contradanza)   Performed by Manuel Saumell
  • La Paloma  Performed by Sebastian Yradier
  • La Quejosita  Performed by Manuel Saumell
  • La Reina De Las Flores  Performed by Tomas Leon
  • Lamentos de Amor   Performed by Manuel Saumell
  • Laura y Georgina   Performed by J. Morel Camppos
  • No Me Toques!   Performed by J. Morel Campos
  • O Que Ha? (Tango)   Performed by Ernesto Nazareth
  • Por Que, Eh? (Why, Eh?)   Performed by I. Cervantes
  • Que Le Importa a Usted?   Performed by Tomas Leon
  • Quien Sabe   Performed by Tomas Leon
  • Recuerdos de Gottschalk (Contradanza)   Performed by Manuel Saumell
  • Remando (Tango)   Performed by Ernesto Nazareth
  • Suipacha (Tango Milonga)   Performed by Eduardo Arolas
  • Tiene Que Ser (It Must Be)   Performed by I. Cervantes
  • Trocha (A Cuban Dance)   Performed by Wm. H. Tyres
  • Tu (Habanera)   Performed by E. Sanchez Fuentes
  • Vaya Una Pregunta   Performed by Tomas Leon
  • Vitorioso (Tango)   Performed by Ernesto Nazareth
  • Vuelta al Hogar   Performed by I. Cervantes
  • Yo Se Lo Dire a Ustted   Performed by Tomas Leon

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