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      Manuel de Falla (Spain, 1876-1946)

      Manuel de Falla (Spain, 1876-1946)

      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 catalog.



      Noches en los jardines de España (1909-1915)

      -En el Generalife

      -Danza lejana

      -En los jardines de la Sierra de Córdoba

      Chicago Symphony Orchestra

      Daniel Barenboim, piano

      Placido Domingo, conductor

      Teldec 0630-17145-2



      Fantasía Bética (1919)

      Alicia de Larrocha, piano

      RCA 09026-61389-1



      Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Cello (1923-1928)

      Rembrandt Chamber Players

      David Schrader, harpsichord

      Robert Morgan, oboe

      Larry Combs, clarinet

      Sharon Polifrone, violin

      Barbara Hoffner, cello

      Cedille CDR 9000 011


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