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René Touzet Musical Scores, January 2003

Green Library received a gift of the musical scores of René Touzet from Uva de Aragón, Associate Director of the Cuban Research Institute at FIU. René Touzet, an internationally known composer, pianist, musical arranger, and director, performed at FIU’s Cuban Research Institute conference in February 2002. As a young man, Touzet was director of Havana’s Casino Nacional orchestra. After relocating to the United States and joining Enric Madriguera’s orchestra, Touzet led his own jazz combo in Los Angeles. Touzet recorded several albums with groups the Cha Cha Rhythm Boys, and Rene Touzet and his Orchestra. His music was well received by fellow musicians; both Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby performed a version of “No Te Importe Saber” as “Let me Love You Tonight.” The ever-popular “Louie Louie” was based on Touzet’s “El Loca Cha Cha.” René Touzet, who has composed over 500 scores, is responsible for introducing much of the west coast jazz scene to cha cha and Afro-cuban jazz. The library thanks Uva de Aragón for such a generous gift.

New Items to FIU Music Collection

Música Cubana para Piano de René Touzet: Cuarenta Danzas y Una Contradanza
René Touzet: A Waltz for My Teacher (Piano Solo)
René Touzet: Cinco Danzas Exóticas
René Touzet: Ginasteriana (Piano Solo)
René Touzet: Fantasía Espãnola (Piano Solo)
René Touzet: Tres Danzas Impromptu (Suite para Piano)
René Touzet: Tres Miniaturas (Piano)
René Touzet: Vals Arabesco (Piano Solo)
René Touzet: Zapateo Cubano (Paráfrasis/ Piano Solo)
René Touzet Musica para Piano: Cuatro Caprichos y Una Gaviota
50 Aniversario de René Touzet: Cien Canciones…y Mas (1937-1987)
René Touzet, Composer

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