Manuel de Falla y Matheu was a Spanish composer. He is one of Spain's most important musicians. He composed during the first half of the century. Among his works, he made puppet shows. He died of cardiac arrest in
Spanish composer Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) was Spain's most important composer of the first half of the 20th century. "Nights in the Gardens of Spain" for piano and orchestra is one of de Falla's best-known compositions. In 1939 he moved to Argentina and lived there until he died.
Zuloaga portrait of Manuel de Falla. De Falla, who wrote El Amor Brujo, organized the Concurso del Cante Jondo in 1922 in Granada, enlisting the help of El Gran Vasco, Zuloaga, & the poet Lorca, amongst others.