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(1876-1946).  Spanish male 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 "Noches en los jardines de España" (Nights in the Gardens of Spain).  He also wrote songs, and many works for piano, and guitar.

Falla was one of a group of nationalistic Spanish men composers who championed their native musical idioms.  He did this while also infusing his music with impressionistic traits.

Manuel de Falla remained active on the musical scene of his homeland until the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.  With the rise of fascism, de Falla left Spain for South America.  He spent his final years in Argentina.
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