Composers in Focus


Manuel de Falla (1876-1946). El Corregidor y la Molineara, Autograph manuscript score, ca. 1917. Sergei Grigoriev Papers. b MS Thr 465 (238). Purchased with the Howard D. Rothschild Fund, 1995.

Music manuscript by Manuel de Falla for the ballet El Corregidor y la Molinera

The title of this work, first performed in 1917, is translated as The Magistrate and the Miller’s Wife. The story itself—about a preposterous official who attempts to seduce a Miller’s Wife—has been adapted many times in Spain, including as the basis of several films. Diaghilev prevailed upon de Falla to adapt this work as the ballet Le Tricorne.