Longas, Federico, Spanish pianist and composer; b. Barcelona, July 18, 1893; d. Santiago, Chile, June 17, 1968. He was a pupil of Granados and Malats; toured widely in the U.S., South America, and Europe as accompanist to Tito Schipa and as a soloist. He founded a piano school, the Longas Academy, in Barcelona. He later went to Paris, then to the U.S., settling in N.Y. His works include effective piano pieces (Jota, Aragon, etc.) and over 100 songs (Castilian Moonlight, La guinda, Munequita, etc.).
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