de Falla, M.: Ritual Fire Dance Violin & Piano
Regarded as the greatest Spanish composer of the 20th century,åÊManuel De FallaåÊ(1876-1946) had a distinctively nationalistic style. His Andalusian influences are clearly seen in his 1915 balletåÊEl Amor Brujo, which is often praised for its originality, while at the same time preserving the beauty of the Andalusian folk themes.
The most famous movement of the ballet isåÊDanza Rituel Del FuegoåÊ(The Ritual Fire Dance), inspired by the traditional ceremony where people would worship the Fire-God by dancing around and leaping through a fire. Renowned for its exciting trills and ornaments, it has been arranged here for Violin and Piano.