Manuel De Falla

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... read moreManuel de Falla (1876-1946) was a modern Spanish composer whose music had one foot in Impressionism and the other in neo-Classicism, sometimes making it difficult to categorize. Most admired for his colorful ballets El amor brujo (from which the popular Ritual Fire Dance has been extracted as a...

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Active: 1890s-1940s
Country Of origin: Spain

An important Spanish composer of opera, oratorio, piano, and ballet music such as "El amor brujo (Love, the Magician)" and "El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat)." De Falla wrote bold, passionate, and colorful Andalusian gypsy dance forms with folk-style original melodies ("Fantasia betica"); operas and zarzuelas (a Spanish operetta form) about magic: "El amor brujo" contains the famous "Ritual Fire Dance" to ward off evil spirits while pots and pans are being forged; and mirthful pieces ("El sombrero de tres picos," a ballet about a miller's wife and a presuming town official). ~ Blue Gene Tyranny~ Rovi

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