Manuel De Falla

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"Manuel de Falla: His Life and Music provides readers with a deeper, more accurate understanding of de Falla's creative process by drawing from a complete array of rare, authentic sources, including his own personal library, valuable sketch material, and the more than 20,000 pieces of correspondence maintained in Granada, Spain, byt the Manuel de Falla Archive. The book is arranged in three parts, including biographical details, specific facets of his life and music, and a description of his works." The book is illustrated with manuscript ...
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Overview

"Manuel de Falla: His Life and Music provides readers with a deeper, more accurate understanding of de Falla's creative process by drawing from a complete array of rare, authentic sources, including his own personal library, valuable sketch material, and the more than 20,000 pieces of correspondence maintained in Granada, Spain, byt the Manuel de Falla Archive. The book is arranged in three parts, including biographical details, specific facets of his life and music, and a description of his works." The book is illustrated with manuscript examples grouped by stylistic classifications fo the Manuel de Falla Archive's musical director, Yvan Nommic, which assist in presenting the development of de Falla's creative process. Manuel de Falla: His Life and Music is of great significance to music students and teachers, as well as those with an interest in Spanish culture.
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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.
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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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Table of Contents

Part 1 Credits Part 2 Musical Examples and Tables Part 3 Titles of Musical Works (Spanish-French-Latin-English) Part 4 Abbreviations and Useful Addresses Part 5 Acknowledgments Part 6 Chronology Part 7 Introduction Part 8 Part I: Biography Chapter 9 1 Cádiz (1876-1897) Chapter 10 2 Madrid (1897-1907) Chapter 11 3 Paris (1907-1914) Chapter 12 4 Back to Madrid (1914-1920) Chapter 13 5 Granada (1920-1939) Chapter 14 6 Argentina (1939-1946) Part 15 Part II: Facets of Falla's Life and Works Chapter 16 7 Falla in His Religion Chapter 17 8 Falla as Educator Chapter 18 9 Falla and the Piano Chapter 19 10 Bach-Scarlatti-Chopin-Beethoven-Romanticism Chapter 20 11 Louis Lucas Chapter 21 12 From Folksong to Plainchant: Musical Borrowings and the Transformation of Manuel de Falla's Musical Nationalism in the 1920s Chapter 22 13 Falla in Europe: Relations with His Contemporaries Chapter 23 14 Alexandre Tansman Remembers Manuel de Falla Chapter 24 15 Manuel de Falla's Personal Library and Insights into the Composer's Annotations Part 25 Part III: Works Chapter 26 16 Youthful Period (1896-1904) Chapter 27 17 Period of Consolidation of Musical Language (1905-1914) Chapter 28 18 Andalusian Period (1915-1919) Chapter 29 19 Period beyond Nationalism (1920-1926) Chapter 30 20 Period of Research for a Universal Synthesis (1927-1946) Part 31 Genealogical Record of Manuel de Falla Part 32 Bibliography Part 33 Index Part 34 About the Author and Contributors

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