Manuel de Falla

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Falla was a modern Spanish composer whose music had one foot in Impressionism and the other in neo-Classicism.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
El Sombrero de tres picos, ballet in 2 parts, G. 53 1917 29:55 Ballet
El Amor brujo, ballet for mezzo-soprano & orchestra in 1 act, G. 68 (revised version) 1916 19:53 Ballet
Noches en los jardines de España (Nights in the Gardens of Spain), for piano & orchestra, G. 49 1909 21:54 Concerto
La Vida breve, opera, G. 35/39 (2 versions) 1905 58:14 Opera
Siete canciones populares española (7 Popular Spanish Songs), for voice & piano, G. 40 1914 10:15 Vocal Music
Homenaje pour "Le tombeau de Claude Debussy," for guitar, G. 56 1920 03:18 Chamber Music
Spanish pieces (4), for piano, G. 37 1906 14:55 Keyboard
Concerto, for harpsichord (or piano), flute, oboe, clarinet, violin & cello, G. 71 1923 13:41 Concerto
Suite Populaire Espagnole, for violin & piano (arr. from "Popular Spanish Songs" by Kochanski) 1926 11:46 Chamber Music
Fantasía Baetica, for piano, G. 55 (orchestrated by Halffter) 1919 13:10 Keyboard
Ritual Fire Dance, for orchestra (from "El Amor brujo") 1914 03:44 Orchestral
Psyché, for mezzo-soprano, flute, harp & string trio, G. 67 1924 05:21 Vocal Music
Serenata andaluza, for piano (transcribed by Velasco for guitar), G. 13 1900 04:44 Keyboard
Danza Espanola, for orchestra (from "La Vida Breve") 03:38 Orchestral
El Sombrero de tres picos, Suite No. 1, for orchestra (scenes and dances from Part I), G. 58 1921 10:17 Orchestral Ballet
El Amor brujo, concert version for small orchestra, G. 48 1917 19:12 Orchestral
El Sombrero de tres picos, Suite No. 2, for orchestra (scenes and dances from Part II), G. 59 1921 11:40 Orchestral Ballet
El Amor brujo, suite from the revised ballet for orchestra, G. 69 1916 16:20 Orchestral
Homenajes, suite for orchestra 1938 16:18 Orchestral
Atlántida, scenic cantata, G. 102 (unfinished, completed by Halffter 1961, rev. 1976) 1927 01:39:08 Opera
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