Freitas Branco, Luìs de

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Freitas Branco, Luìs de (b Lisbon, 1890; d Lisbon, 1955). Portuguese composer. Taught at Lisbon Cons. and held govt. posts from which he was removed between 1939 and 1947 because of his protests over persecution of artists in Ger. and It. Comp. 5 syms. (1924–52); concs. for vn., pf., and vc.; chamber mus.; choral works. Wrote educational books.