Carlos Chavez and His World (The Bard Music Festival)

Carlos Chavez (1899 1978) is the primary determine in Mexican song of the 20th century and one of the most outstanding of all Latin American modernist composers. An "enfant terrible" in his personal nation, Chavez used to be a vital part of the rising track scene within the usa within the Nineteen Twenties. His hugely person type diatonic, dissonant, contrapuntal addressed either modernity and Mexico s indigenous previous. Chavez was once 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 international "brings jointly a global 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 enormous physique of compositions, together with his piano tune, symphonies, violin concerto, overdue compositions, and Indianist track. they give the impression of being at his connections with such inventive greats as Aaron Copland, Miguel Covarrubias, Henry Cowell, Silvestre Revueltas, and Paul Strand. The essays study manhattan s modernist scene, Mexican symphonic tune, pics of Chavez by means of significant Mexican artists of the interval, together with Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo, and Chavez s influence on El Colegio Nacional. A quantum jump in knowing Carlos Chavez and his milieu, this assortment will stimulate extra paintings in Latin American track and culture.

The members 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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A caudillo is a forceful, charismatic, sometimes violent leader, and often one who overstays his time in power. A cacique is an overlord or petty tyrant, often found in rural spaces. Ricardo Pérez Monfort, “Carlos Chávez en los años cuarenta: Caudillo o cacique cultural,” in Bitrán and Miranda, Diálogo de resplandores, 182–92. • 26 • Notes to CHÁVEZ, MODERN MUSIC, AND THE NEW YORK SCENE 48. Saavedra, Parker, Stallings, and Hess have examined aspects of this dynamic, although much of their work focuses on the intense negotiations of Chávez’s early career, ca.

I am deeply indebted to scholars who study Chávez and New York. The works I have relied on most include Leonora Saavedra, “Carlos Chávez y la construcción de una alteridad estratégica,” in Diálogo de resplandores: Carlos Chávez y Silvestre Revueltas, ed. , University of Pittsburgh, 2001); Robert L. Parker, Carlos Chávez: Mexico’s Modern-Day Orpheus (Boston: Twayne, 1983); also Parker’s “Carlos Chávez and the Ballet: A Study in Persistence,” Choreography and Dance 3–4 (1994): 81–88; and “Carlos Chávez y la música para el cine,” Heterofonía 17/1 (January–March 1984): 13; Carol A.

30. Colin McPhee, “Forecast and Review: New York—January, February 1936,” MM 13/3 (March–April 1936): 42–43. 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.

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