Manuel de Falla
(Nancy Lee Harper)
An influential twentieth-century Spanish composer, Manuel de Falla continues to generate interest as well as controversy. This biography and guide to the available literature on Falla presents the complexities of Falla while underscoring the importance of careful investigation into the often conflicting evidence surrounding his life and his musical compositions. The author has compiled a substantial amount of biographical material, much of it from primary sources housed in the Archivo Manuel de Falla at Granada. The comprehensive bibliographic material provides valuable new musicological discoveries and previously unknown compositions.