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Carlos Chavez

Mexican composer and conductor, whose music reflects the Mexican folk modes, in both the Spanish and the Indian derivations.

Background

  • Chavez composed in a distinct modern style, basically tonal but often dissonant in texture. His work has a strong rhythmic propulsion.

  • Education

    • Educated studied piano under his brother Manuel and under Asunción Parra, Manuel M. Ponce, Pedro Luis Ogazón. Traveled in Europe and the United States of America at various periods from 1922 to 1936.

    Career

    • Received an excellent musical training under composer Manuel Ponce. He spent some time in Europe (1922-1923), then lived in New York City. Returning to Mexico in 1928, he established the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mexico, developing it into a first-class ensemble. From 1928 to 1934 he was director of the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico. From 1973 until his death he was the head of the music department at Mexico's National Institute of Fine Arts.

    Major achievements

    • Established the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mexico

    Works

    • Panfilo and Lauretta
    • Sinfonia India
    • Llamadas
    • Sinfonia de Antigona

    Connections

    • father: Agustín Chávcz
    • mother: Juvencia Ramirez
    • spouse: Otelia Ortiz
    • children: Anita CHÁVEZ
    • Agustín CHÁVEZ
    • Juanita CHÁVEZ
    Carlos Chavez
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    Born June 13, 1899
    Died August 2, 1978
    (aged 79)
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    • 1928 - 1934
      Director, The National Conservatory of Music
      Mexico City, Mexico
    • 1973 - 1978
      The head of the music department, Mexico's National Institute of Fine Arts
      Mexico City, Mexico

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      • symphony: Sinfonia India
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      • symphony: Llamadas
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      • symphony: Sinfonia de Antigona
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      • symphony: Xochipili-Macuilxochitl
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      • symphony: Violin Concerto
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      • opera: Panfilo and Lauretta
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      • Anita CHÁVEZ
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      • Agustín CHÁVEZ
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      • Juanita CHÁVEZ
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      • Juvencia Ramirez
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      • Otelia Ortiz
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      • Agustín Chávcz
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