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Carlos Chavez (1899 1978) is the significant determine in Mexican track of the 20 th century and one of the most outstanding of all Latin American modernist composers. An "enfant terrible" in his personal state, Chavez was once an essential component of the rising track scene within the usa within the Nineteen Twenties. His hugely person variety diatonic, dissonant, contrapuntal addressed either modernity and Mexico s indigenous earlier. Chavez used to be additionally a governmental arts administrator, founding father of significant Mexican cultural associations, and conductor and founding father of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mexico. "Carlos Chavez and His global "brings jointly a world roster of prime students to delve into not just Chavez s tune but in addition the background, artwork, and politics surrounding his lifestyles and work.

Contributors discover Chavez s large physique of compositions, together with his piano song, symphonies, violin concerto, overdue compositions, and Indianist song. they appear at his connections with such inventive greats as Aaron Copland, Miguel Covarrubias, Henry Cowell, Silvestre Revueltas, and Paul Strand. The essays study big apple s modernist scene, Mexican symphonic track, pictures of Chavez by way of significant Mexican artists of the interval, together with Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo, and Chavez s effect on El Colegio Nacional. A quantum jump in realizing Carlos Chavez and his milieu, this assortment will stimulate additional paintings in Latin American song and culture.

The participants are Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, Amy Bauer, Leon Botstein, David Brodbeck, Helen Delpar, Christina Taylor Gibson, Susana Gonzalez Aktories, Anna Indych-Lopez, Roberto Kolb-Neuhaus, James Krippner, Rebecca Levi, Ricardo Miranda, Julian Orbon, Howard Pollack, Leonora Saavedra, Antonio Saborit, Stephanie Stallings, and Luisa Vilar Paya.

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31. Chávez, “Revolt in Mexico,” 36. 32. Hickman Powell, The Last Paradise (New York: J. Cape and H. Smith, 1930); Hendrik De Leeuw and Alexander King, Crossroads of the Java Sea (New York: J. Cape and H. Smith, 1931); Gregory Bateson, Margaret Mead, and D. Carleton Gajdusek, Balinese Character: A Photographic Analysis (New York Academy of Sciences, 1942); Miguel Covarrubias, Island of Bali (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937). 33. Many letters were exchanged about recordings of world music. For example, Cowell to Chávez, 11 September 1932; and Cowell to Chávez, 17 February 1933, AGN.

19. Carlos Chávez, Toward a New Music: Music and Electricity (New York: W. W. Norton, 1937). 20. Chávez to Lederman, 3 May 1938, Fondo Carlos Chávez, Archivo General de la Nación (henceforth AGN). 21. Chávez to Lederman, 23 March 1939, AGN. 22. , University of Maryland, 1995). • 25 • Notes to CHÁVEZ, MODERN MUSIC, AND THE NEW YORK SCENE 23. Robert Parker and Leonora Saavedra have commented on New York’s early influence, and Carol Oja, in Making Music Modern, implies as much with her comment that “New York became Paris for this young man from Mexico City” (278).

The article may be found under “Mexican Programs,” New York Herald Tribune, 16 March 1941. In that article, as in Table 1, Thomson lists a Symphony in B-flat by “H. Ch. ” I suspect this is a misprint; it should read J. Ch. Bach, or Johann Christian Bach, in which case the piece identified would most likely be the Fourth Symphony from Op. 6 or one of the two B-flat symphonies from Op. 9. 18. Chávez, “Music for the Radio,” 89–92. 19. Carlos Chávez, Toward a New Music: Music and Electricity (New York: W.

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