23 Jun 2018

FALLA: Suites 1 & 2, from The Three Cornered Hat

From Music Alive, 7:30 pm on 23 June 2018
Manuel de Falla

Manuel de Falla Photo: By A(lfonso) Ciarán (La ilustración española y americana) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

These two colourful suites from Manuel de Falla’s ballet The Three Cornered Hat were originally performed by the famous Ballets Russes.

The music reflects the antics of a magistrate obsessed with a miller’s wife.

It’s full of captivating Spanish rhythms and dances such as the fandango and seguidilla.

Recorded 6 July 2018, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ Concert.

Producer David McCaw

Engineer: Graham Kennedy

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