Compuesta a toda velocidad: El amor brujo como debut del compositor profesional

Translated title of the contribution: Composed at full speed: El amor brujo as the debut of a professional composer

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El amor brujo was composed much more quickly and with greater facility than any other work by Manuel de Falla: 34 minutes of music written in around three months. This article studies the unique case of this gitanería in Falla’s output, and places it as the product of a composer working for the first time in a professional environment. Four contexts of this professionalism are considered: the specific circumstances in which the work was conceived; the application of a specialised and pragmatic compositional process; Falla’s attainment of full mastery of his compositional technique; and the ways in which Falla responded to various external limitations —and even overcame them. The article seeks to demonstrate that these circumstances of composition contributed to the fluidity and greatness of the work.
Translated title of the contributionComposed at full speed: El amor brujo as the debut of a professional composer
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationEl amor brujo, metáfora de la modernidad
Subtitle of host publicationEstudios en torno a Manuel de Falla y la música española del siglo XX
EditorsElena Torres Clemente, Francisco J. Giménez Rodríguez, Cristina Aguilar Hernández, Dácil González Mesa
Place of PublicationMadrid
PublisherCentro de Documentación de Música y Danza-INAEM
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9788490412855
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


  • Manuel de Falla
  • El amor brujo
  • professionalism
  • compositional method


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