Manuel De Falla
was born in Cadiz in 1876 and he died in Alta Gracia de Cordoba,
Argentina in 1946. He was a composer and pianist, the latter of
which was taught to him by his mother. Other teachers included José
Tragó (piano) and Pedrell (composition).
1905, his opera La Vida Breve won the Madrid Academy of Fine Arts
prize. In the same year he was recognized for his piano skills with
the Ortiz y Cusso prize. In 1907, he went to Paris where he met
and was influenced by both Ravel
recognition as an international figure was secured with the 1919
production of The Three-Cornered Hat. In 1939, Falla eventually
settled down for good in Argentina.
Amazing Falla Fact
production of The Three-Cornered Hat had set designs by Picasso…