Manuel De Falla

Manuel De Falla

by Nancy Lee Harper
     
 
An influential twentieth-century Spanish composer, Manuel de Falla continues to generate interest as well as controversy. This biography and guide to the available literature on Falla presents the complexities of Falla while underscoring the importance of careful investigation into the often conflicting evidence surrounding his life and his musical compositions. The

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An influential twentieth-century Spanish composer, Manuel de Falla continues to generate interest as well as controversy. This biography and guide to the available literature on Falla presents the complexities of Falla while underscoring the importance of careful investigation into the often conflicting evidence surrounding his life and his musical compositions. The author has compiled a substantial amount of biographical material, much of it from primary sources housed in the Archivo Manuel de Falla at Granada. The comprehensive bibliographic material provides valuable new musicological discoveries and previously unknown compositions.

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Booknews
Includes a detailed biography; a bibliography arranged by resource type; a listing of works and performances; a discography; and three studies addressing Granada's renowned Manuel de Falla archive, including a discussion of the creation of the archive by de Falla's niece and sole surviving heir, also President of the archive. Appendices include a genealogy, a chronology, a table of works, and a list of published works whose manuscripts have not been located. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Times Literary Supplement
...full of interesting anecdotes not to be found elsewhere.
Times Literary Supplement (UK)
...full of interesting anecdotes not to be found elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313302923
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1998
Series:
Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Lee Harper is Associate Professor of piano with aggregation at the Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal.

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