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Enric Madriguera


b. 17 Feb 1904, Barcelona, Spain, d. 7 Sept 1975. A kid prodigy on violin, Madriguera performed concerts in Spain and France before learning music with Leopold Auer at Barcelona Conservatory. After emigrating to the united states, he performed as soloist using the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras and, while still in his twenties, became conductor from the Cuban Philharmonic, afterwards signing up for NBC in NY as concertmaster. While going to Colombia he proved helpful as musical movie director for the Columbia Information’ subsidiary there; because of this Madriguera became thinking about dance music, developing his first music group for the Havana Gambling house. Back in NY, he recorded using the group for the mother or father Columbia firm. Madriguera’s job for the eight many years of his well-known profession was as leading violinist of the society music group, which debuted in 1932 on the Commodore, Biltmore and Weylin resorts in NY. Helen Ward was his vocalist in her pre- Benny Goodman times; her place was afterwards used by Patricia Gilmore, who eventually wedded Madriguera. In 1940, his musical plan became almost solely Latin-American for documenting agreements with RCA Information and Brunswick in addition to for the most common Columbia releases, a lot in order that he was referred to as ‘Musical Ambassador FROM THE Americas’. Madriguera compositions add a stage musical The Moor AS WELL AS THE Gipsy, a ballet Follies Of Spain, and several well-known tunes including ‘Adios’ and ‘The Minute Samba’. Once the music group business had forget about to provide, Mr. and Mrs. Madriguera retired to a vintage inn and nation home in Connecticut where they continuing to entertain site visitors until his loss of life in 1975.

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Date Of Birth February 17, 1904
Died September 7, 1973, Danbury, Connecticut, United States
Profession Violinist
Nationality Spanish
Music Songs Orchids In the Moonlight, Tru-Cu-Tu, Llumbele, Amor de Guajiro, El Manisero, Lamento Africano, Chiu Chiu, Phantom of the Rhumba, Bim Bam Bum, Minute Samba, La Cumparsa, A Batucada Comecou, Calientito, Enlloro, You And The Night And The Music, Cuban Melodies, Es un Golfo, Virgen de Regla, Por Corrientes, El Berlingonero, Vem, Vem, Saramba, One Night In Brazil, Amor, Amor, Voodoo Moon, Acércate Más, Humorada, I Love You, Take It Away, La Nit Nadal, Three Lullabies: I. Nana, Niño, nana, Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee
Albums The Minute Samba, Remembranzas de mI Guitarra, Arthur Murray Favorites Sambas (Mono Version), Sambas, Enric Madriguera 1920-1941

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North America 2013 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Mean Guns 1997 writer: "Adios"
Glenn Miller Time 1961 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Glenn Miller Story 1954 music: "Adios" - uncredited
The Thrill of Brazil 1946 performer: "Minute Samba", "Mucho Dinero" / writer: "Minute Samba", "Mucho Dinero"

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¡Que bravas son las costeñas!... 1955 composer: song "Adios" - as Eric Madriquera



The Thrill of Brazil 1946 Themselves (as Enric Madriguera and his Orchestra)
Enric Madriguera and Orchestra 1942 Short Himself - Orchestra Leader
Enric Madriguera and His Orchestra 1938 Short Himself - Orchestra Leader

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