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Sacred Passions: The Life and Music of Manuel de Falla

Carol Hess


The work of composer Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) has met with a variety of reactions, depending on the audience. In his native Spain, he is considered a leader in the avant-garde and the greatest composer in the Spanish cultural renaissance that extended from the latter part of the 19th century until the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. In the United States, his music was imported as part of the “Latin” music craze of the 1930s and 1940s and arranged by pop artists and used in MGM musicals. This book offers a fresh understanding of the life and work of Falla. Building on over a decad ... More

Keywords: Manuel de Falla, Spanish Civil War, Latin music, Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel, composers, Spain, Enrique Granados, Spanish music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195383584
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383584.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol Hess, author
Michigan State University