The composer of this piece is Luis Antonio Calvo, Colombia, 1882- 1945.
I have often wondered, Why is Latin American classical music or “classically conceived” piano music easier to listen to by most audiences than, say, its European counterparts? This subject has fascinated me for years and was one of the reasons why I paid attention to this repertoire. By playing and analyzing hundreds of scores from all Latin American countries, I have found that this repertoire is closer in sound and in spirit to the folkloric, popular culture of its particular country than, say, its European counterparts. These are the reasons (and now I will get a little bit technical here)
1. because musical forms are more relaxed, less strict.
2. because composers draw inspiration on folkloric elements, melodies, dances, places, events, and daily life of their own country. The result is a very interesting combination of European forms (such as waltzes, intermezzos, gavottes, capriccios, etc) with the local folklore, resulting in piano works with a very local spice, giving it a unique flavor.
3. Because the rhythms in Latin America are so rich and abundant stemming from a blend of cultural elements, the European, the African, The Indian, plus influences from the Caribbean, North America, each giving its own unique spice to the work of art. That special blend has produced some of the most universally famous rhythms and dances such as salsa, merengue, samba, tango, habanera, and dozens more.