Xavier Cugat 出生于西班牙,5岁时随家人移民到古巴,并开始学习小提琴课程。12岁在哈瓦那的TeatroNacional与乐团一起演奏,可是他并不喜欢古典音乐。大约15岁时,莎维尔搬到纽约组成一队乐队名叫“The Gigolos”,开始演奏一些探戈音乐,不久失业。踏入20年代,有声电影开始流行,莎维尔·库加重归音乐事业,他的探戈乐队Latin American Band开始参与电影拍摄。进入30年代,他的乐队开始在纽约的Waldorf Astoria酒店演奏。1940年他灌录了热门单曲Perfidia,由Miguelito Valdes主唱,其后也曾多次灌录纯音乐版本。Xavier Cugat对音乐潮流颇为敏感,他是公认的拉丁舞曲大师,对探戈﹑恰恰﹑曼波及伦巴一类的拉丁音乐有很大的推动,尤其是伦巴,并在乐界享有“伦巴之王”之美誉,甚至对Perez Prado有很大的影响 (他的金曲有 1955年的Cherry Pink & Apple BlossomWhite) 。莎维尔·库加一生结婚4次,1970年退休﹐返回西班牙居住,1990年死于心脏衰歇。他主要的录音分别是早期的 Columbia ﹑中期的RCA Victor及后期的Mercury。     Xavier Cugat (English; Catalan: ; 1 January 1900 – 27 October 1990) was a Spanish-American bandleader and native of Spain who spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba. A trained violinist and arranger, he was a leading figure in the spread of Latin music in United States popular music. In New York, he was the leader of the resident orchestra at the Waldorf-Astoria before and after World War II. He was also a cartoonist and a restaurateur. The personal papers of Xavier Cugat are preserved in the Biblioteca de Catalunya.   Cugat was born as Francisco de Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeu (Catalan: Francesc d'Assís Xavier Cugat i Mingall de Bru i Deulofeu) in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. His family immigrated to Cuba when Xavier was five. He was trained as a classical violinist and played with the Orchestra of the Teatro Nacional in Havana. On 6 July 1915, he and his family arrived in New York City as immigrant passengers on board the SS Havana. Cugat appeared in recitals with Enrico Caruso, playing violin solos.
  Xavier Cugat 出生于西班牙,5岁时随家人移民到古巴,并开始学习小提琴课程。12岁在哈瓦那的TeatroNacional与乐团一起演奏,可是他并不喜欢古典音乐。大约15岁时,莎维尔搬到纽约组成一队乐队名叫“The Gigolos”,开始演奏一些探戈音乐,不久失业。踏入20年代,有声电影开始流行,莎维尔·库加重归音乐事业,他的探戈乐队Latin American Band开始参与电影拍摄。进入30年代,他的乐队开始在纽约的Waldorf Astoria酒店演奏。1940年他灌录了热门单曲Perfidia,由Miguelito Valdes主唱,其后也曾多次灌录纯音乐版本。Xavier Cugat对音乐潮流颇为敏感,他是公认的拉丁舞曲大师,对探戈﹑恰恰﹑曼波及伦巴一类的拉丁音乐有很大的推动,尤其是伦巴,并在乐界享有“伦巴之王”之美誉,甚至对Perez Prado有很大的影响 (他的金曲有 1955年的Cherry Pink & Apple BlossomWhite) 。莎维尔·库加一生结婚4次,1970年退休﹐返回西班牙居住,1990年死于心脏衰歇。他主要的录音分别是早期的 Columbia ﹑中期的RCA Victor及后期的Mercury。     Xavier Cugat (English; Catalan: ; 1 January 1900 – 27 October 1990) was a Spanish-American bandleader and native of Spain who spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba. A trained violinist and arranger, he was a leading figure in the spread of Latin music in United States popular music. In New York, he was the leader of the resident orchestra at the Waldorf-Astoria before and after World War II. He was also a cartoonist and a restaurateur. The personal papers of Xavier Cugat are preserved in the Biblioteca de Catalunya.   Cugat was born as Francisco de Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeu (Catalan: Francesc d'Assís Xavier Cugat i Mingall de Bru i Deulofeu) in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. His family immigrated to Cuba when Xavier was five. He was trained as a classical violinist and played with the Orchestra of the Teatro Nacional in Havana. On 6 July 1915, he and his family arrived in New York City as immigrant passengers on board the SS Havana. Cugat appeared in recitals with Enrico Caruso, playing violin solos.
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