Without ever having been there, Falla decided to set La vida breve in Granada, and so he requested information from his friend Antonio Arango (also from. La vida breve (Life is Short, also: The Brief Life) is an opera in two acts and four by Manuel de Falla to an original Spanish libretto by Carlos Fernandez-Shaw. Find great deals for Manuel de Falla: La Vida Breve (CD, Apr, Dorian). Shop with confidence on eBay!
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MANUEL DE FALLA LA VIDA BREVE PDF
Local Andalusian dialect is used. Garcia Navarro draws a brooding, vividly atmospheric performance from the LSO, especially during the frenzied dance sequences, dazzlingly augmented by Read more Narcisco Yepes's superb flamenco guitar and Lucero Tena's castanets and foot-stamping.
No, the theme of the Spanish Dance is like a jewel, a tiny crystal that keeps delighting with ever new reflections.
Back in Madrid, the composer hit the ground running: La vida breve was at last mounted on a Madrid stage: The production consists mainly of a series of massive panels that contain the stage rather than portraying anything specific, although the red-and-black marble patterns reference the offstage chorus of foundry workers in this working-class milieu.
Shadows suggest ceiling fans in a sultry Spanish climate.