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Magali O. Acosta Collection



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Magali O. Acosta Collection, 1956-1960 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By María R. Estorino, September 2004

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Collection Overview

Title: Magali O. Acosta Collection, 1956-1960Add to your cart.

ID: CHC5145

Creator: Prats Llorens, Rodrigo (1909-1980)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Each folder is dedicated to a specific song. There are seven folders, organized alphabetically by title.

Formats/Genres: Orchestral music - Scores and parts

Languages: Spanish;Castilian


The Magali O. Acosta Collection contains parts and scores for arrangements by the Cuban composer Rodrigo Prats, written between 1956 and 1960.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Magali O. Acosta Collection contains parts and scores for arrangements by the Cuban composer Rodrigo Prats, written between 1956 and 1960.  Acosta and Prats collaborated on a series of dance performances called "Ballet Español", which included works of Ernesto Lecuona and Agustín Lara, among others, when they both worked for the Sylvia M. Goudie dance studio in Havana.

An important supplement to this collection is the 10-year retrospective of the Studio Sylvia M. Goudie, "Memoria: 1949-1959", in which Acosta writes about her collaborations with Prats.

Biographical Note

Rodrigo Prats was one of Cuba's most important composers of zarzuelas (Spanish operetta). Born in Sagua la Grande, Cuba on 7 February 1909, Prats was the son of another important Cuban composer and musician, Jaime Prats. Violinist, pianist, composer, arranger, and orchestral director, Rodrigo Prats directed several orchestras in Havana and served as musical director for radio and TV stations. Prats gained notoriety with the publication “Una rosa de Francia,” a criolla-bolero he composed at age 15. His body of work includes popular music, sainetes, and zarzuelas. Among his most important zarzuelas is "Amalia Batista", and many artists recorded his songs.

Rodrigo Prats joined the faculty of Havana's Studio Sylvia M. Goudie in 1956 after his stint at the Iranzo Conservatory.  He died in Havana on 15 September 1980.

Subject/Index Terms

Acosta, Magali O.
Dance music
Prats Llorens, Rodrigo, 1909-1980

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please, contact for more information.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Magali O. Acosta, 2003

Separated Materials: Memoria: 1949-1959, a yearbook of the Sylvia M. Goudie dance studio in Havana, was cataloged in the CHC book collection.

Preferred Citation: Magali O. Acosta Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Processing Information: María R. Estorino, September 2004. Retrospectively converted from HTML to EAD XML September, 2008 by Lyn MacCorkle and Kyle Rimkus based on a crosswalk by María Estorino.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revisions to the collection-level record made by Beata Bergen, June 2009. Biographical and Scope and Contents notes revised by Matt Taylor in Fall 2010 as part of a musicology seminar on Latin American music collections taught by Dr. Deborah Schwartz-Kates of the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

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[Series 1: Music Scores and Parts, 1956-1960],

Series 1: Music Scores and Parts, 1956-1960Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "La fiesta de San Antón" (Torregosa), 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Granada" (Lara), 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Jota navarra", 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "La morena de mi copla", 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Tango de testamento", 1957, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Ven y ven y ven", 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Zambra gitana" (Lecuona), 1960Add to your cart.

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