Dinner in Caracas

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Dinner in Caracas
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Studio album by Aldemaro Romero
Released 1955 LP
1971 CC
1993 CD
Recorded 1954
Genre Folk-Classical
Length 36:52
Label RCA
Producer Aldemaro Romero
Aldemaro Romero chronology
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Dinner in Caracas is the name of a 33-RPM LP album by Venezuelan composer/arranger/conductor Aldemaro Romero, released in 1955, under contract with RCA Victor.

This album was to be the first of a very successful series of records, whose names began with "Dinner in ..." featuring popular Latin American pieces. The Dinner in Caracas album was innovative work, a stylish modernization of Venezuelan folk music, upgrading it from folk instrumentations to full modern orchestral versions, and making it palatable to international audiences. Recording was made by Romero in the Webster Hall Studios in New York City, owned by RCA Victor, in December, 13th and 14th of 1954. This LP was released in 1955.

The album Dinner in Caracas included Venezuelan-only pieces such as: Alma Llanera, Dama Antañona, La Reina, Adiós a Ocumare, Conticinio, Endrina, Fúlgida Luna, Besos en mis sueños, Serenata, Luna de Maracaibo, and Sombra en los Médanos. In 1993, the master tape of this recording was digitized and a CD version was released by BMG US Latin, owner in that time of RCA Victor's latinamerican music archives.

Track listing[edit]

Aldemaro Romero directing the Municipal Symphony Orchestra of Caracas, at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dinner in Caracas
Track Song Title Composer Genre Time
1. Alma Llanera Pedro Elías Gutiérrez Joropo 2:31
2. Luna de Maracaibo Lionel Velasco Venezuelan waltz 3:53
3. Endrina Napoleón Lucena Venezuelan bambuco 4:56
4. Conticinio Laudelino Mejías Venezuelan waltz 3:11
5. La Reina Amable Torres Danza Zuliana 3:39
6. Adios A Ocumare Angel M Landaeta Venezuelan waltz 3:46
7. Sombra En Los Médanos Rafael Sánchez López Venezuelan waltz 2:37
8. Serenata M. E. Pérez Díaz Love song 2:54
9. Dama Antañona Leoncio Martínez / Francisco de Paula Aguirre Venezuelan waltz 3:41
10. Fúlgida Luna Compilation: Vicente Emilio Sojo Love song 2:45
11. Besos En Mis Sueños Augusto Brandt Venezuelan waltz 3:08
12. Barlovento Eduardo Serrano Venezuelan merengue 2:31

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