Ronald Crichton (1913-2005) was a highly respected music critic and writer, working for the Financial Times from 1962 until his retirement in 1978. Having read French at Oxford, he worked for the British Council in Europe for 26 years after the war, and was always intently aware of the music of the continent. Manuel De Falla was one of his favourite composers, and the subject of two of his books. The first of these, A Descriptive Catalogue Of His Works (1976) is considered by many to be his Magnum Opus.
An invaluable tome by one of the great Falla scholars, this book is indispensable for anyone seeking to find out more about this elusive composer.