Manuel de Falla was the most distinguished Spanish composer of the early 20th century. Fusing the rhythms and melodic traits of Spanish folk music with a modern palette of harmonies and instrumentation, he created music with the sophistication of Debussy, Ravel, or Stravinsky, but audibly rooted in the folkloric soil of Spain.
“The harmonic effects produced unconsciously by our guitarists are one of the miracles of natural art.” – Manuel de Falla
“The harmonious efforts which our guitarists produce unconsciously represent one of the marvels of natural art.” – Manuel de Falla
“The [guitar is the] instrument most complete and richest in its harmonic and polyphonic possibilities.” – Manuel de Falla