Manuel de Falla, L'acoustique nouvelle and Natural Resonance: A Myth Exposed.

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Abstract

Challenges the idea that Falla used a system of chord generation based on the harmonic series, and that he learned this technique from Louis Lucas's L'acoustique nouvelle (Paris, 1854). It is argued that Lucas's theories are largely unconcerned with the harmonic series, and that Falla's use of "natural resonance" has been misunderstood. The nature of Lucas's influence is examined through study of Falla's work, including manuscripts, and published and unpublished writings, and consideration is given to Falla's role in the creation of this false orthodoxy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-97
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of the Royal Musical Association
Volume128
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2003

Keywords

  • MUSIC

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