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Ernesto Cortazar

Ernesto Cortazar

Ernesto Cortazar II was born in Mexico City into a family of composers. Ernesto's father, Ernesto Cortazar Sr., was an accomplished composer respected in his field and was named president of the Society of Authors and Composers.

When Ernesto Cortazar II was 13 he tragically lost both of his parents in a horrible auto accident. Despite tragedy Ernesto preceded with his intense studies by attending a music academy, and by age 17, he began scoring for movies.

At age 18, Ernesto completed his very first musical score for the motion picture "La Risa de la Ciudad". The main musical composition for this film was Ernesto's piano piece titled "River of Dreams." With this film, Ernesto Cortazar won the award for Best Background Music for a Latin American Film at The Cartagena Festival. Since then, Ernesto has composed musical scores for more than 500 motion pictures.

Ernesto traveled to more than 25 countries and performed his original compositions for political figures such as President Menem of Argentina, Nikita Krushev of the USSR and entertained in such prestigious venues including The Kremlin (USSR) and The Mexican Presidential House.

Ernesto's incredible performance was requested and enjoyed by many of Hollywood's biggest celebrities including Charlton Heston, Danny de Vito, Michael Bolton, Octavio Paz, and The Rolling Stones.

Ernesto Cortazar found even bigger fame being the #1 artist on the #1 music website in the world. Out of 130,000 artists Ernesto leaded the way with over 14,000,000 downloads to his compositions on MP3.com fromm 1999 to 2001 and his sites were visited for more than 4,000,000 viewers.

Including the U.S., Ernesto sold over 30,000 CD's to 69 countries without any record label, management company or agency.

In 2001, Ernesto moved from Los Angeles to Tampico, Mexico to live his last years near his family. Ernesto Cortazar II died in 2004 but his legacy remains with his music and his two sons, Ernesto Cortazar III and Edgar Cortazar, who are succesfull songwriters on the Latin Market.

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Just for You Cover
  • Just for You
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/14/2009
  • Just for You
  1. Just for You
  2. Let Me Kiss You
  3. Beethoven's Silence
  4. Lets Take a Walk
  5. Judith
  6. Love Hurts
  7. L'adieu
  8. The Moon Is Watching Us
  9. River of Dreams
  10. What Happened Between Us
Leaves in the Wind Cover
  • Leaves in the Wind
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/14/2009
  • Leaves in the Wind
Liner Notes:
  1. Leaves in the Wind
  2. Magic
  3. Child Wings
  4. When the Soul Cries
  5. In My Heart
  6. With You
  7. Yesterday Loves
  8. Tears
  9. Somewhere in My Soul
  10. Piano Drops
On the Top of the World Cover
  • On the Top of the World
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/14/2009
  • On the Top of the World
  1. On the Top of the World
  2. Flesh vs Flesh
  3. Just Let Me Say I Love You...
  4. Italia
  5. So Sad to Say Goodbye
  6. Stolen Kiss
  7. Lovers in the Dark
  8. Tonight You'll Be Mine
  9. Michelle
  10. Secret Feelings
Mascarade Cover
  • Mascarade
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/14/2009
  • Mascarade
  1. Mascarade
  2. Anonymous Romance
  3. Between Thorns and Roses
  4. Midnight Letters
  5. Noctambule
  6. Hidden Love
  7. Humble Confession
  8. Nocturnal Melancholy
  9. I Surrender to Your Love
  10. Whispers of Moonlight
Tic Tac Blues Cover
  • Tic Tac Blues
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/14/2009
  • Tic Tac Blues
  1. Tic Tac Blues
  2. Broadway
  3. Play It Again
  4. Champagne Bubbles
  5. Follow My Steps
  6. Morning Train
  7. In the Mood for Love
  8. Sweetheart
  9. Tap
  10. Do You Remember
Moments of Sol'itude Cover
  • Moments of Sol'itude
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/17/2009
  • Moments of Sol'itude
  1. Sol'itude
  2. Our Love Never Dies
  3. Angelica
  4. Maridome
  5. Fantino
  6. Gondola
  7. My Piano Cries for You
  8. The Pianist Is Playing Our Song...
  9. At the End of the Horizon
9 Lives of Innocence Cover
  • 9 Lives of Innocence
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/17/2009
  • 9 Lives of Innocence
  1. 9 Lives of Innocence
  2. Climbing a Tree
  3. Once Upon a Time
  4. Sweet Childhood
  5. Clowns
  6. Marbles
  7. Grandpa
  8. Abcde Lets Sing Together
  9. Counting the Stars
Maja Cover
  • Maja
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/17/2009
  • Maja
  1. Maja
  2. Angel
  3. Dalí
  4. Jitana
  5. Torero
  6. Aranza
  7. Cid
  8. Greco
  9. Spanish Mascarade
Ballerina Cover
  • Ballerina
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/18/2009
  • Ballerina
  1. Ballerina
  2. Aurora
  3. Nights of Silk and Tears
  4. Piruette
  5. Intimate Liaison
  6. The 3rd Act
  7. Music Box
  8. Nightingale
  9. Intermezzo
  10. When I Used to Dance
Reflexions Cover
  • Reflexions
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/21/2009
  • Reflexions
  1. Reflexions
  2. Hopeless Childhood
  3. Without a Father
  4. Leaving the Nest
  5. Maria Elena
  6. Between Birth and Death
  7. God Sent Me an Angel
  8. Youth
  9. The Greatest Miracle of Love...
  10. The First Encounter
Together Cover
  • Together
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/24/2009
  • Together
  1. Morir De Amor (Dying of Love)...
  2. A Chasing of the Winds
  3. You Are My Everything
  4. Endlessly
  5. Together
  6. Yolanda
  7. A Kiss in the Dark
  8. The Greatest Moment of My Life...
  9. The Day We Met
  10. Lost Without You
Legend of the Sea Cover
  • Legend of the Sea
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/27/2009
  • Legend of the Sea
  1. Message in a Bottle
  2. As the Sun Rises
  3. Legend of the Sea
  4. Dancing Waves
  5. Waiting for You
  6. Free as a Seagull
  7. Secrets of My Heart
  8. Horizon of Hope
  9. Morelia's Waltz
  10. Together Again
Blue Waters Cover
  • Blue Waters
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/27/2009
  • Blue Waters
  1. Remembrance
  2. Mournful Seaside
  3. Blue Waters
  4. Perpetual Breeze
  5. When the Waves Dance
  6. Profound Passion
  7. Sea of Tears
  8. Embraced by the Rainbow
  9. Tide of Lust
  10. Lonely Island
Scent of a Lifetime Cover
  • Scent of a Lifetime
  • World, Latin
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/27/2009
  • Scent of a Lifetime
  1. Scent of a Lifetime
  2. In Memoriam: Anthony Queen...
  3. Passage of Time
  4. Bertha
  5. Vagabond Heart
  6. La Vida Es Bella
  7. Running Free
  8. If I Could Love You
  9. Reminiscence of Childhood
  10. Dalu
Sailing Through the Stars Cover
  • Sailing Through the Stars
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/27/2009
  • Sailing Through the Stars
  1. Sailing Through the Stars
  2. Constellations of Romance
  3. The Sky Lives Among Your Eyes...
  4. Playful Comet
  5. Immensity
  6. A Waltz Towards Eternity
  7. Venus
  8. Eternal Love Affair
  9. The Moon Is Our Pillow
  10. That World We Left Behind
60 Years Cover
  • 60 Years
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/28/2009
  • 60 Years
  1. 60 Years
  2. At Your Side
  3. Foolish Heart
  4. Summer Dreams
  5. Missing You
  6. Good Morning My Love
  7. My First Love
  8. Forgive Me
  9. Sicilian Romance
  10. Deep in My Soul
Timeless Cover
  • Timeless
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/28/2009
  • Timeless
  1. Napoleon's Exile
  2. Baroque Rendezvous
  3. Corazon Solitario (Lonesome Heart)...
  4. Everlasting Romance
  5. Timeless
  6. Je Suis Votre Esclave Mon Amour...
  7. There Is Only You
  8. Misfortune
  9. Our Wedding Day
  10. When Two Souls Meet
Dancing on the Clouds Cover
  • Dancing on the Clouds
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/28/2009
  • Dancing on the Clouds
  1. Dreaming
  2. Lonely
  3. Dancing on the Clouds
  4. The Way You Are
  5. When I See the Sky
  6. And When I Touched You
  7. Fly With Me
  8. Please Stay
  9. Holding Your Hand
  10. The Night Is Ours
You Are My Destiny Cover
  • You Are My Destiny
  • Latin, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/29/2009
  • You Are My Destiny
  1. Mother
  2. Heart to Heart
  3. You Are My Destiny
  4. Mariana
  5. Love Spell
  6. My Juliet
  7. Even Through the Distance
  8. Don't Leave Me
  9. Sentiments
  10. Thanks to Life
Days of Innocence Cover
  • Days of Innocence
  • World, Latin
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/30/2009
  • Days of Innocence
  1. The Language of Love
  2. Through the Hands of God
  3. Serenade Under the Moonlight...
  4. Days of Innocence
  5. Capricho Italiano
  6. Eternamente (Eternally)
  7. Waltz of Love
  8. Just Because...
  9. Unbelievably Yours
  10. As No One Else
Just the Two of Us Cover
  • Just the Two of Us
  • World, Latin
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/31/2009
  • Just the Two of Us
  1. Be My Valentine (Piano Version)...
  2. Love Letter
  3. Just the Two of Us
  4. Take My Hand
  5. Table for Two
  6. Serenade
  7. Forever Maria
  8. My Heart Is Yours
  9. Autumn Rose
  10. Wait for Me
  11. Be My Valentine (Song Version)...
Concertos Vol. II Cover
  • Concertos Vol. II
  • World, Latin
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 08/04/2009
  • Concertos Vol. II
  1. Our Love Never Dies (Concerto)...
  2. Tonight You'll Be Mine (Concerto)...
  3. Once Upon a Time (Concerto)...
  4. Maja (Concerto)
  5. Between Thorns and Roses (Concerto)...
Concertos Vol. I Cover
  • Concertos Vol. I
  • World, Latin
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 08/04/2009
  • Concertos Vol. I
  1. Sol'itude (Concerto)
  2. Leaves in the Wind (Concerto)...
  3. Beethoven's Silence (Concerto)...
  4. Nights of Silk and Tears (Concerto)...
  5. Reflexions (Concerto)
Concertos Vol. III Cover
  • Concertos Vol. III
  • World, Latin
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 08/04/2009
  • Concertos Vol. III
  1. Tic Tac Blues (Concerto)
  2. Just for You (Concerto)
  3. On the Top of the World (Concerto)...
  4. Intimate Liaison (Concerto)...
  5. River of Dreams (Concerto)...
Forever You and I Cover
  • Forever You and I
  • World, Latin
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 08/04/2009
  • Forever You and I
  1. Forever You and I
  2. Walking Through the Path of Life...
  3. Eternity
  4. Face of Love
  5. Alone
  6. Two Candles for Two Hearts...
  7. Fire and Ice
  8. No One Like You
  9. For a Second of Your Love
  10. You Changed My Life
Concertos Vol. IV Cover
  • Concertos Vol. IV
  • World, New Age
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 04/25/2010
  • Concertos Vol. IV
Liner Notes:
  1. Tears (Concerto)
  2. Without a Father (Concerto)...
  3. Secret Feelings (Concerto)...
  4. 9 Lives of Innocence (Concerto)...
  5. The Sky Lives Among Your Eyes (Concerto)...
  6. Be My Valentine (Concerto)...
Concertos Vol. V Cover
  • Concertos Vol. V
  • World, New Age
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 06/02/2010
  • Concertos Vol. V
Liner Notes:
  1. Forever You and I (Concerto)...
  2. Dancing on the Clouds (Concerto)...
  3. You Are My Destiny (Concerto)...
  4. Foolish Heart (Concerto)
  5. Blue Waters (Concerto)
  6. Just the Two of Us (Concerto)...
Faces of Nature Cover
  • Faces of Nature
  • World, Latin
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 08/06/2009
  • Faces of Nature
  1. Faces of Nature
  2. Eagle's Flight
  3. To Become a Butterfly
  4. When the Ocean Sleeps
  5. Dance of a Hummingbird
  6. Oasis
  7. Playful Wind
  8. Milky Way
  9. Night
  10. A New Day
Masterpieces Cover
  • Masterpieces
  • World, Latin
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 09/01/2009
  • Masterpieces
  1. My Heart Will Go on (Love Theme Titanic)...
  2. Time to Say Goodbye
  3. The Sound of Music (Medley)...
  4. Somewhere over the Rainbow...
  5. It's Impossible
  6. Strangers in the Night
  7. Concierto De Aranjuez
  8. Misty
  9. Moon River
  10. By the Time I Get to Phoenix...
Ernesto Cortazar Plays Frank Sinatra Cover
  • Ernesto Cortazar Plays Frank Sinatra
  • World, New Age
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 10/15/2009
  • Ernesto Cortazar Plays Frank Sinatra
Liner Notes:
  1. New York, New York
  2. I Left My Heart in San Francisco...
  3. As Time Goes by (Love Theme Casablanca)...
  4. Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)...
  5. I've Got You Under My Skin...
  6. Stardust
  7. Begin the Beguine
  8. Night and Day
  9. Red Roses for a Blue Lady
  10. Around the World
  11. The Lady Is a Tramp
  12. All the Way
Nativity (Christmas Songs) Cover
  • Nativity (Christmas Songs)
  • Holiday, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 10/15/2009
  • Nativity (Christmas Songs)
Liner Notes:
  1. Silent Night
  2. Jingle Bells
  3. Joy to the World
  4. Away in a Manger
  5. Nativity
  6. Every Child Is Jesus
  7. What Child Is This
  8. The First Noel
  9. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear...
  10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen...
  11. Christmas Stockings
  12. Bethlehem's Miracle
Journey Around the World Cover
  • Journey Around the World
  • World, New Age
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 02/12/2010
  • Journey Around the World
Liner Notes:
  1. Andrew Lloyd Webber's Medley...
  2. La Vie En Rose
  3. The Way We Were
  4. Love Story - Summer of '42 - The Godfather...
  5. Chariots of Fire
  6. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini...
  7. Emmanuelle's Theme
  8. One Voice Concerto
  9. Lara's Theme (Dr. Zhivago)...
  10. Honey
Story of a True Love Cover
  • Story of a True Love
  • World, New Age
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 07/06/2010
  • Story of a True Love
Liner Notes:
  1. Story of a True Love
  2. I Was Looking for You
  3. It Was Love at First Sight...
  4. Four Shining Stars
  5. Neither Time nor Distance
  6. We Will Share Eternity
  7. Now and Forever
  8. Each Note Is a Message of Love...
  9. A Moment You Will Always Remember...
  10. All the Things We Shared
Boleros Vol. 1 Cover
  • Boleros Vol. 1
  • World, Latin
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 08/04/2010
  • Boleros Vol. 1
Liner Notes:
  1. El Dia Que Me Quieras
  2. Usted
  3. Delirio
  4. Sabor a Mi
  5. Contigo a La Distancia
  6. Y Volvere
  7. Besame Mucho
  8. Vereda Tropical
  9. Seguire Mi Viaje - Sabor a MI...
  10. Amaneci Entre Tu Brazos - La Media Vuelta - Si Nos Dejan...
  11. Y Volvere - El Triste - La Nave Del Olvido - Orfeo Negro...
  12. Grande - Ay Amor Ya No Me Quieras Tanto- Contigo - El Dia...
Boleros Vol. 2 Cover
  • Boleros Vol. 2
  • World, Latin
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 08/04/2010
  • Boleros Vol. 2
Liner Notes:
  1. Contigo Aprendi
  2. Amor Mio
  3. Cuando Vuelva a Tu Lado
  4. Amaneci Entre Tu Brazos
  5. Si Nos Dejan
  6. Ay Amor Ya No Me Quieras Tanto...
  7. No Se Tu
  8. Mi Amor Por Ti
  9. El Triste
  10. Jibarito - Preciosa
  11. Porque Ya No Me Quieres - Mujer - Maria Bonita - Farolito...
  12. Contigo a La Distancia - La Gloria Eres Tu...
  13. Adoro - No Se Tu - Contigo Aprendi...
Memories of the Fall Cover
  • Memories of the Fall
  • World, New Age
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 10/01/2010
  • Memories of the Fall
Liner Notes:
  1. Memories of the Fall
  2. Lady
  3. Living a Dream
  4. Falling Leaves
  5. Promises Under the Moon
  6. Today, Tomorrow and Forever...
  7. Reencounter
  8. Pearl Eyes
  9. Time to Waltz
  10. Please Don't Say Goodbye
Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas) Cover
  • Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas)
  • Holiday, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar III
  • 11/05/2010
  • Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas)
Liner Notes:
  1. The Little Drummer Boy
  2. White Christmas
  3. Jingle Bell Rock
  4. Feliz Navidad
  5. The Twelve Days of Christmas...
  6. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town...
  7. Fum Fum Fum
  8. Ave Maria
  9. We Wish You a Merry Christmas...
  10. Deck the Halls (Falalalala)...
The Swan's Tale Cover
  • The Swan's Tale
  • New Age, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 02/05/2011
  • The Swan's Tale
Liner Notes:
  1. The Swan's Tale
  2. The Forest's Awakening
  3. Conquering the Blue Sky
  4. The Queen of the Wind
  5. Amazed by Beauty
  6. Wonders of Life
  7. The Lake and I
  8. Winter
  9. If I Could Make a Wish...
  10. The Twilight
Boleros Vol. 3 Cover
  • Boleros Vol. 3
  • World, Latin
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 03/24/2011
  • Boleros Vol. 3
Liner Notes:
  1. Morenita Mia
  2. Júrame
  3. Muñequita Linda
  4. Viajera
  5. Por Ti Aprendí a Querer
  6. Nunca
  7. La Noche Que Pasé Contigo
  8. Historia De Un Amor
  9. Noche De Ronda
  10. Pensando En Ti
Boleros Vol. 4 Cover
  • Boleros Vol. 4
  • World, Latin
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 05/05/2011
  • Boleros Vol. 4
Liner Notes:
  1. Flores Negras
  2. Azul
  3. Mienteme
  4. Nochecita
  5. Flor De Azalea
  6. Mi Consentida
  7. Amor Perdido
  8. Quien
  9. Me Gusta Como Eres
  10. Soñar
Serenity Cover
  • Serenity
  • New Age, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 06/07/2011
  • Serenity
Liner Notes:
  1. Serenity
  2. Faith
  3. For a Better World
  4. Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos...
  5. Thank You
  6. Don't Let Me Fall
  7. Oaxaca
  8. Farewell
  9. This Is Love
  10. Suddenly I'm Yours
Immortal Melodies Cover
  • Immortal Melodies
  • World, New Age
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 10/04/2011
  • Immortal Melodies
Liner Notes:
  1. Warsaw Concerto
  2. Love Dream
  3. Tristesse
  4. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini...
  5. Piano Concerto No. 2
  6. Moonlight Sonata
  7. Concerto for One Voice
  8. Piano Concerto No. 1
  9. Fur Elise
  10. Piano Étude No. 3
Journey Around the World Vol. II Cover
  • Journey Around the World Vol. II
  • World, New Age
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 01/23/2012
  • Journey Around the World Vol. II
Liner Notes:
  1. My Way
  2. Ebb Tide
  3. Spanish Romance
  4. Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves)...
  5. The Anonymous Venetian
  6. Et Maintenant
  7. Manhã De Carnaval (Black Orpheus)...
  8. Soleado (When a Child Is Born)...
  9. Limelight
  10. The Windmills of My Mind
  11. Feelings
  12. The Shadow of Your Smile
  13. Affair to Remember / Unchained Melody / Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing...
  14. My Fair Lady Medley (The Street Where You Live / I Could Go Dancing All the ...
  15. Till
  16. Spanish Eyes
Silver Moon Cover
  • Silver Moon
  • World, Latin
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 04/09/2012
  • Silver Moon
Liner Notes:
  1. Silver Moon
  2. Infatuation
  3. Finally Together
  4. Truly in Love
  5. Seems Like Yesterday
  6. Flowers That Last Forever
  7. Tempted
  8. Beyond
  9. Love and Tender
  10. Unexpected Treasure
Colors Cover
  • Colors
  • World, Latin
  • Ernesto Cortazar
  • 06/21/2012
  • Colors
Liner Notes:
  1. Colors
  2. Dreamer
  3. Just Another Blue Day
  4. One Life, One Love
  5. Hidden Beauty
  6. Bridge of Sighs
  7. One More Day
  8. Tale of an Errant Soul
  9. Mellow Eyes
  10. Anna
Legacy Cover
  • Legacy
  • Instrumental, World
  • Ernesto Cortazar III
  • 01/02/2014
  • Legacy
  1. Vows
  2. Legacy
  3. Dreams
  4. Nostalgia
  5. Tania's Lullaby
  6. Dawn's Gift
  7. Promise of July
  8. When I'm With You
  9. My Once in a Lifetime
  10. Journey