About this playlist
Manuel de Falla was one of the leading Spanish composers of the early 20th century. During his studies with Felipe Pedrell in the late 1890s, Falla developed an interest for Andalusian folk music, and native opera, or zarzuela. The political turbulence forced the renowned composer to leave his country and move to Argentina. In 1940, Falla was offered a large pension by Francisco Franco to encourage him to return, but Falla refused to come back and stayed in Argentina until his death.