Was born in Brazil, of foreign parents, who soon returned to Europe, where he studied piano with Buonamici and Ketten and composition with Grazzini and Manglioni. He lived for many years in Florence, where he taught at the Musical Institute, met Liszt and Brahms and received French, Italian and German influences. In 1902 he won the piano composition contest of the Parisian newspaper Le Figaro, competing with 600 other composers. Back in Brazil in 1903, he had a very important role as the teacher of two generations of composers and piano players.
"Brazilian Music Funarte Music Score Editions". Lopez WA USA: Brazilian Music Enterprises, n.d.
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