Cuba’s Greatest Composer
LECUONA, Ernesto (1895-1963). Cuba’s most important musician and its greatest composer. He gained worldwide fame as a pianist and composer. He composed over 600 pieces, mostly Cuban and songs for the stage and film. He performed outside Cuba 91916) in New York. In 1960, unhappy with Castro’s new regime, Lecuona moved to Tampa and lived his final years in the U.S. A great deal of his music was first introduced to the U.S. audiences by Desi Arnez. He influenced Latin America the way Gershwin influenced the U.S.
Photograph, B&W, head & shoulders pose, measuring 4.5’x6.5”. Inscribed, signed and dated “Havana 1944” by Ernesto Lecuona. Together with a handwritten letter from the Secretary of the Sociedad General De Autores De Cuba presenting the photograph. The original envelope with two attractive cancelled 3 cent Cuban stamps is included. The envelope contains a tape across it stating the package was opened and examined. All in fine condition