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Manuel de Falla

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Manuel de Falla y Matheu (Cadiz, November 23, 1876 – Alta Grecia (Argentina), November 14, 1946) was a Spanish composer of classical music. Along with the Catalans Isaac Albeniz and Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla is the third of the names that comprise the great Spanish nationalist music trilogy. He was also one of the first composers of that tradition which, promoting a very characteristic Spanish style yet away from the cliché, could make himself known successfully in all Europe and America, and with that he overcame the isolation and dependency on other musical traditions that Hispanic music seemed to be tied to since the 18th century.

Manuel de Falla took his first music lessons with his mother, María Jesús Matheu, an excellent pianist that after seeing her son’s talent, did not hesitate in hiring the best teachers. Manuel de Falla was in the Madrid Conservatory, where he developed his talents. “El amor brujo”, “Nights in the Gardens of Spain” (performed for the first time in the Teatro Real in 1916), “Siete canciones populares españolas”, “El retablo de maese Pedro” (a puppet opera), “A Brief Life”, and the ballet “The Three-cornered Hat” are among his most famous works.

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