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Title Carlos Chávez and his world / edited by Leonora Saavedra.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  780.92 Chavez,C CAR    DUE 03-10-22 Billed
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Description 360 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Series Bard Music Festival series
Bard Music Festival series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1. Chávez's musical world. Chávez, modern music, and the New York scene / Christina Taylor Gibson ; The Pan/American modernisms of Carlos Chávez and Henry Cowell / Stephanie N. Stallings ; "The hearbeat of an intense life" : Mexican music and Carlos Chávez's Orquesta Sinfónica de México, 1928-1948 / Ricardo Miranda ; Carlos Chávez's symphonies / Julián Orbón ; translated, introduced, and annotated by Leonora Saavedra ; Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas: retracing an ignored dialogue / Roberto Kolb-Neuhaus ; Aaron Copland, Carlos Chávez, and Silvestre Revueltas / Howard Pollack -- Part II. Biographical and analytical perspectives. Chávez and the autonomy of the musical work: the piano music / Luisa Vilar-Payá ; Carlos Chávez and the myth of the Aztec renaissance / Leonora Saavedra ; Non-repetition and personal style in the Inventions and Solis / Amy Bauer ; Music and the marketplace: on the backstory of Carlos Chávez's Violin concerto / David Brodbeck -- Part III. Chávez's greater world. Carlos Chávez and the Mexican "vogue," 1925-1940 / Helen Delpar ; Carlos Chávez and Paul Strand / James Krippner ; Masters Carlos Chávez and Miguel Covarrubias: A puppet show / Antonio Saborit ; translated by Rebecca Levi ; The literary affinities and poetic friendships of Carlos Chávez / Susana González Aktories ; translated by Rebecca Levi ; The composer as intellectual: Carlos Chávez and El Colegio Nacional / Ana R. Alonso-Minutti ; Portraits of Carlos Chávez: testimonies of collaboration / Anna Indych-López ; The modernist invention of Mexico: Carlos Chávez, the Mexican revolution, and the cultural politics of music / Leon Botstein.
Summary Carlos Chávez (1899-1978) is the central figure in Mexican music of the twentieth century and among the most eminent of all Latin American modernist composers. An enfant terrible in his own country, Chávez was an integral part of the emerging music scene in the United States in the 1920s. His highly individual style--diatonic, dissonant, contrapuntal--addressed both modernity and Mexico's indigenous past. Chávez was also a governmental arts administrator, founder of major Mexican cultural institutions, and conductor and founder of the Orquesta Sinfónica de México. Carlos Chávez and His World brings together an international roster of leading scholars to delve into not only Chávez's music but also the history, art, and politics surrounding his life and work. Contributors explore Chávez's vast body of compositions, including his piano music, symphonies, violin concerto, late compositions, and Indianist music. They look at his connections with such artistic greats as Aaron Copland, Miguel Covarrubias, Henry Cowell, Silvestre Revueltas, and Paul Strand. The essays examine New York's modernist scene, Mexican symphonic music, portraits of Chávez by major Mexican artists of the period, including Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo, and Chávez's impact on El Colegio Nacional.-- [Publisher description].
Language In English; 3 papers orginally in Spanish, translated here in English.
Subject Chávez, Carlos, 1899-1978.
Composers -- Mexico -- Biography.
Added Author Saavedra, Leonora, editor.
ISBN 9780691169477 (cloth)
0691169470 (cloth)
9780691169484 (paper)
0691169489 (paper)

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