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.
AMuQs, Lecuona has penned several bars of music from his biggest International hit “Malaguena” on printed music paper measuring appx. 6”x9”. He has identified the piece and inscribed and signed, adding: “Havana, 1944”. Simply beautiful and quite rare......................................$1,200.00