Manuel de Falla was born in 1876 in Cadiz in Spain and studied music in Madrid. He became very interested in native Spanish music, and the Three Cornered Hat started life as a ballet called The Magistrate & the Miller's Wife. Falla made a major contribution to his country's music and appeared for a number of years on a Spanish bank note.

The Three-Cornered Hat

The Three-Cornered Hat test piece consisted of four dances as follows: The Three-Cornered Hat, , The Neighbour's Dance, The Miller's Dance and the Final Dance.