(b Paris, 1900; d Havana, 1939). Cuban composer, violinist, and conductor. Settled in Cuba 1921 where he was active as cond. and violinist. Cond. Havana PO from 1932. Prof. of comp., Havana Cons. from 1935. Interested in African influence on Cuban mus. His works make liberal use of Afro-Cuban rhythms and themes.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.