Fiesta: Homenaje a Manuel de Falla

Fiesta: Homenaje a Manuel de Falla

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

Manuel de Falla, one of the most distinguished composers of Spain in the 20th Century

9/15      Homenaje a Manuel de Falla 

One of the giants of 20th century music, Manuel de Falla was born in 1876 in Cádiz, Spain and died as a political exile in Córdoba, Argentina, in 1946. The success of some of the Falla’s pieces, such as the omnipresent The Ritual of Fire Dance, some of his most popular piano pieces and songs as well as the also omnipresent orchestral suite from the ballet The Three Corned Hat, had obscured other works perhaps even more interesting. Several of his stage works, such as La Vida Breve, or Atlántida are rarely performed in their complete length. Many admirers of the aforementioned The Ritual Fire of Dance (in its various arrangements) are not informed that the dance is a part of the monumental stage work El Amor Brujo. With this program Fiesta starts the review of the less known areas of Manuel de Falla’s magnificent catalogue.