Musical Borrowing
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[+] Mayer-Serra, Otto. "Falla's Musical Nationalism." The Musical Quarterly 29 (January 1943): 1-17.

Falla is distinguished for having brought Spanish music into the 20th century through his move away from the romantic-impressionistic tradition, in which folk elements are merely stylized, to a neo-classic musical language in which folk elements serve as the basis for composition. Falla's innovations include developments in rhythm, harmony and form. Each of these, "internal rhythm," "Harmonic resonance," and modification of classical schemes, is discussed in reference to his Harpsichord Concerto, which treats a 15th-century Castilian folksong, De los alamos vengo.

Works: Falla: Harpsichord Concerto.

Index Classifications: 1900s

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