Mexican Symphonic Music

August 17, 2019
 
Portrait of Carlos Chávez by Carl van Vechten (1937)

Portrait of Carlos Chávez by Carl van Vechten (1937)

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Carlos Chavez (1899-1978) was a leading figure in the musical renaissance of Mexico. His best known piece is his “Sinfonia India” (1936) in which he interwove melodies of various Mexican Indian areas. His earlier “Sinfonia de Antigona” (1933) evoked the feelings of ancient Greek tragedy. On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear these Chavez works.


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