Manuel de Falla, born in Cádiz, Andalusia, was the founding father of twentieth-century Spanish music. Following the Romanticism of Albéniz and Granados, Falla came to be appreciated as a true representative of the modern age. His operas, ballets, orchestral music, songs and instrumental works have been acknowledged internationally as being among the greatest artistic contributions to Spanish culture. His creative genius profoundly influenced the younger generation of Iberian composers and over the years his reputation has gone from strength to strength.
About the Author
A graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of Trinity College of Music, London, Graham Wade was formerly Head of Strings at Leeds College of Music. Internationally acknowledged as one of the foremost writers on the classical guitar, his publications include biographical studies as well as works on guitar history. A contributor to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, he was awarded the Schott Gold Medal in 2002 for his research into the music of Joaquín Rodrigo. He has been guest lecturer at universities, colleges and summer schools worldwide and an examiner at leading British conservatoires.