Carlos Chávez and His World (The Bard Music Festival) by Leonora Saavedra

By Leonora Saavedra

Carlos Chávez (1899–1978) is the primary determine in Mexican song of the 20 th century and one of the most outstanding of all Latin American modernist composers. An enfant terrible in his personal kingdom, Chávez used to be an essential component of the rising tune scene within the usa within the Nineteen Twenties. His hugely person style—diatonic, dissonant, contrapuntal—addressed either modernity and Mexico's indigenous prior. Chávez was once additionally a governmental arts administrator, founding father of significant Mexican cultural associations, and conductor and founding father of the Orquesta Sinfónica de México. Carlos Chávez and His international brings jointly a global roster of best students to delve into not just Chávez’s tune but in addition the historical past, artwork, and politics surrounding his existence and work.

Contributors discover Chávez’s sizeable physique of compositions, together with his piano track, symphonies, violin concerto, past due 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 New York’s modernist scene, Mexican symphonic track, pics of Chávez through significant Mexican artists of the interval, together with Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo, and Chávez’s influence on El Colegio Nacional. A quantum bounce in knowing Carlos Chávez and his milieu, this assortment will stimulate extra paintings in Latin American song and culture.

The members are Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, Amy Bauer, Leon Botstein, David Brodbeck, Helen Delpar, Christina Taylor Gibson, Susana González Aktories, Anna Indych-López, Roberto Kolb-Neuhaus, James Krippner, Rebecca Levi, Ricardo Miranda, Julián Orbón, Howard Pollack, Leonora Saavedra, Antonio Saborit, Stephanie Stallings, and Luisa Vilar Payá.

Bard tune competition 2015:
Carlos Chávez and His World
Bard College
August 7-9 and August 14-16, 2015

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