Ernesto Lecuona


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(b Guanabacoa, 1896; d S. Cruz de Tenerife, 1963).

Cuban composer and pianist. Leader of dance band, Lecuona's Cuban Boys. Lived for a time in NY, writing for musicals, films, and radio. Wrote 2 zarzuelas, Rapsodia negra for pf. and orch. (1943), and many songs, incl. Andalucía.

Subjects: Music.

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