Collection CHC5355 - Rafael Baserva Soler Papers

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Rafael Baserva Soler Papers



2 Boxes

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Rafael Baserva Soler is a Cuban pianist, orchestra director, and composer. He studied in Havana, Oriente and New York. In 1960 he moved to the United States, where he led a Cuban orchestra to performances in Carnegie Hall and numerous venues across the country.

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The Rafael Baserva Soler Papers contain the personal materials of Cuban pianist, bandleader and composer Rafael Baserva Soler. They include CDs, vinyl, and cassette tapes of Soler’s music and performances, photographs of Soler and musical figures he worked with, sheet music, concert programs, pamphlets, and newspaper reviews.

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This collection is open for research.

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

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  • English
  • Spanish

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Gift of Baserva Soler.

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