Manuel de Falla

1876 (Cádiz, Spain) – 1946 (Alta Gracia de Córdoba, Argentina)

Pedrell taught him. In Paris Debussy, Dukas and Ravel were all influences, helping him with his career and becoming friends. He travelled to Andalucia with Diaghilev and Massine, having first met them in Madrid. Picasso drew Falla and did the designs for his ‘The Three-Cornered Hat.’ When he went to live in Granada he formed a close friendship with Lorca, collaborating with him, and using his influence to plead for Lorca’s life unaware he’d already been executed. Casella visited him in Granada; he met Albéniz in Paris, through Dukas. Stravinsky said he was modest and “as withdrawn as an oyster.”

Manuel de Falla knew…