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Manuel de Falla (Composer)

Born: 23rd November 1876, Cadiz, Spain

Died: 14th November 1946, Alta Gracia, Argentina

Nationality: Spanish

Manuel de Falla y Matheu was a Spanish composer and pianist. Along with Isaac Albéniz, Francisco Tárrega, and Enrique Granados, he was one of Spain's most important musicians of the first half of the 20th century. He has a claim to being Spain's greatest composer of the 20th century, although the number of pieces he composed was relatively modest.

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Recording of the Week, Steven Osborne performs Piano Concertos by Ravel and Manuel de Falla

James spends some nights in the gardens of Spain in the company of Steven Osborne and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Recording of the Week, Miloš plays guitar works by Rodrigo and de Falla

The Montenegrin guitarist performs Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Fantasia para un Gentilhombre and Falla’s Homenaje a Debussy with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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