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Manuel de Falla

Manuel de Falla

From the end of 1890, de Falla studied piano at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid in Madrid under José Tragó and Felipe Pedrell. Under their influence, he got interested into the native Spanish music, especially the flamenco music of Andalusia and more specifically the cante jondo, of which he publiced a manuscript called El cante jondo. Influences of this can be found throughout his body of works. His first major work was an opera (zarzuela) in one act from 1905 La vida breve, which did not premier until 1913. 

From 1907 to 1914 De Falla stayed in Paris, where he got inspired by composers such Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and Paul Dukas. During this time, he wrote little music. Much of his much most famous works were composed upon arrival in Madrid at the start of the First World War, such as his Noches en los jardines de España, El amor brujo and El corregidor y la molinera, which after an adaption is now know as El sombrero de tres picos

From 1921 to 1939, he lived in Granada where composed his El retablo de maese Pedro. The harpsichord part was specifically written for Wanda Landowska. Slowly, the Spanish folk music influences decreased and he adopted a more neo-classicistic style. 

In 1939 De Falla moved to Argentina, where he died in 1946. 

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Caleidoscopio

Caleidoscopio

Juan Ronda | Auxiliadora Gil

Amando Blanquer, Joaquín Turina, Manuel Castillo, Manuel de Falla, Eduardo Ocón
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Alma Española

Alma Española

Isabel Leonard

Joaquín Rodrigo, Xavier Montsalvatge, Manuel de Falla, Francisco Tárrega, Enrique Granados, Federico García Lorca, Agustín Lara
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Sounds of Spain & The Americas

Sounds of Spain & The Americas

Sebastian See-Schierenberg

Manuel de Falla, Xavier Montsalvatage, Enrique Granados, Fransisco Tárrega, Isaac Albéniz
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La Furia

La Furia

Mayke Rademakers

Joaquín Nin, Carlos Guastavino, Gaspar Cassadò, Antón García Abril, Manuel de Falla, Alberto Ginastera
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