In this video, Prof. Steve Goss of the IGRC explains why Manuel de Falla’s Homenaje is most important guitar piece in the first half of the 20th century, and how it spurned on a frenzy of new compositions for the guitar by non-guitarist composers. Allow Steve Goss and Zoran Dukic to take you on a journey through the life and music of Manuel de Falla. Although his music deeply reflected the traditional culture of his native Spain, he was also heavily influenced by the works of other contemporary greats such as Debussy and Scriabin. Join us as we explore the life of Manuel de Falla in the place where he lived and composed, his house in Granada, Spain. We are fortunate enough to interview with Falla’s niece, Elena Garcia de Paredes, and we were granted access to the safe of the Manuel de Falla archives, where we were able to film the original manuscripts and belongings of the composer. This video is part of a 3-part, 100-minute course on tonebase.