Manuel de Falla, Composer
(1876-1946). Spanish composer. After early musical studies with his mother, he went on to study in Madrid. During his years in Paris, he received encouragement from Dukas, Debussy, and Ravel. Upon return to Spain in 1914, many of his most famous works were written. Among these are his ballets "El amor brujo" (Love the Magician), "El sombrero de tres picos" (The Three-Cornered Hat), the lyric drama "La Vida breve" (The Short Life), and his symphonic impression for piano and orchestra "Noc...