Important Update: Due to the extreme weather, the DSO has not yet started rehearsing this week’s program. Therefore, we are very sorry to announce the cancellation of our Thursday performance of Beethoven's "Pastoral".

Manuel de Falla

Born November 23, 1876 in Cadiz, Spain
Died November 14, 1946 in Cordoba, Argentina




Modern 1920-Present


The Three-Cornered Hat Suites Nos. 1 & 2 El amor brujo: Ritual Fire Dance La vida breve: Interlude & Dance, El Amor Brujo / El Retablo Maese Pedro

Manuel de Falla


De Falla was taught piano as a child by his mother and other local teachers. He studied composition with Felipe Pedrell and taught piano in Madrid. In 1939, de Falla left Spain after the civil war and went to live in Argentina. In his studies, he learned about the importance of folk and traditional music and incorporated them into his compositions. Having visited France, he was greatly influenced by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. In the 1980’s, a rock group in Brazil named themselves after de Falla.