Musical analysis course
5 de July a 7 de July

Musical analysis course


From 5 July to 7 July


Palacio de la Madraza and Euroarab Foundation of High Studies






From 100€ to 140 €


Students of the Degree and postgraduates in Music History and Sciences, students and graduates in professional music teachings. Professionals in the fields of musical teaching, research and performance.

Coordinator: Yvan Nommick

Teaching staff

Stéphan Etcharry, Benet Casablancas and Yvan Nommick


In 2019 we commemorate the centenary of the premiere at The Alhambra Theatre in London, of the ballet The three-cornered hat with music by Manuel de Falla. As a fruitful result of the collaboration of four great artists: Manuel de Fala, Picasso, María Lejárraga and Léonide Massine, this work became true modernity laboratory and opened a path followed by many Spanish composers.

From The three-cornered hat, new scenic formats felt by inter-war composers will be studied, as well as new readings of genres inherited from tradition, the interactions between music and scenic arts and composition techniques used, from the styling of folkloric models (urban folk included) to avant-garde procedures as dodecaphonism.

Part of the course will be devoted to the analysis of technical and expressive registers of humor in the music by Manuel de Falla and his contemporaries. Humor and comical in their different categories and manifestations (mimesis, joke, parody) have a very important presence in musical literature of all times, both in vocal and instrumental repertory. This is also that way in the XX Century as we can verify in Falla’s music, and in a very particular way in The three-cornered hat and in music by some of his most close contemporaries, all them linked to the Ballets Russes.

During the course, works by Béla Bartók, Manuel Blancafort, Claude Debussy, Manuel de Falla, Rodolfo Halffter, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, Maurice Ravel, Erik Satie and Igor Stravinsky, among others, will be analyzed.

Dates and venues

From July 5th to 7th, in morning and afternoon sessions


Friday July 5th: from 16.00 to 19.00h-Palacio de la Madraza

Saturday July 6th and Sunday 7th: from 9.30 to 14.30h and from 16.30 to 20.30h. Euroarab Foundation of High Studies

Venues: Palacio de la Madraza (C/ Oficios, 14) and Euroarab Foundation of High Studies (C/ San Jerónimo, 27)

Number of hours: 21


– Registration fee: 30 €.

-Course fees: 110 €


-Scholarships granted by the organization of the Courses: applications may be made for grants for fees or accommodation (more information at General conditions of registration)

-AIE Scholarships. They can be applied for at, until April 26th at 18.00h

Seats: 25

Selection process

Places will be covered by strict order of reception of complete applications. The organisation will confirm to the succesful applicants the admission by e-mail.

Deadline for registrations: June 3rd at 18.00pm