The Bis Music record company recently concluded the production of the CD Mario Romeu Piano de Cuba, which includes 53 pieces in two volumes, performed by Mario Romeu, one of the greatest Cuban pianists of the 20th century, available on digital platforms: Spotify, DEEZER, Music Aplee.
The new production rescues the musical memory of this great of the Cuban musicians, includes in its volume I, piano interpretations of famous Cuban and international authors such as: Ernesto Lecuona, Ignacio Cervantes, Manuel Saumell, Carlos Fariñas, Alberto Guerrero, Gabriel Fauré and Richard Wagner, among others.
Volume 2 contains themes authored by maestro Romeu, among them the originals of the film La Bella de la Alhambra (Alhambra Belle), such as Song of Rachel and Pantomime; music created for the animated television serial Sueños de la Calabacita (Pumpkin Dreams), Cuban dances and many others.
Mario Romeu, a true legend among Cuban pianists and musicians, born on April 27, 1924, makes his first public appearance at the age of three, playing the piano with four hands, accompanied by his father Armando Romeu.
It was thus that the Havana press then wrote next to his photo: "He does not know how to read or write, and he is already a virtuoso". At the age of twelve he went on a concert tour of thirty-six cities in the United States performing Beethoven's Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra and Liszt's Hungarian Fantasy.
Since the 1940s, the active presence of Mario Romeu in the Cuban musical environment constitutes a fact of extreme singularity, both because of the hierarchy of his interpretations and because of the breadth and versatility of his performance.
The talent, charisma, humanity and simplicity of that great Cuban musician leaves a unique treasure to the new generations. During his life, he received countless awards, including the medal for National Culture in 1990; National Television Award in 2004. Maestro Mario Romeu is and always will be a glory of Cuban music and culture.