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  • Manuel de Falla completed his most successful ballet, El amor brujo (The Bewitched Love), in 1915. The popularity of the score led the composer to arrange and rearrange his music for concert performances as well as a suite for solo piano.

  • In the Ritual Fire Dance, a young gypsy girl’s frenzied dance lures the ghost of her jealous dead lover to be exorcised in flames.


Manuel de Falla completed his most successful ballet, El amor brujo (The Bewitched Love), in 1915. The popularity of the score led the composer to arrange and rearrange his music for concert performances by orchestras and smaller ensembles as well as a suite for solo piano. In this fantastically theatrical scene, a young gypsy girl’s frenzied dance lures the ghost of her jealous dead lover to be exorcised in flames.

– Grant Hiroshima