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Carlos Chávez and his world

Author: Leonora Saavedra
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015.
Series: Bard Music Festival.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carlos Chavez and His World.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2015
(DLC) 2015937552
(OCoLC)918873969
Named Person: Carlos Chávez; Carlos Chávez
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonora Saavedra
ISBN: 9781400874200 1400874203
OCLC Number: 914434140
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (385 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Permissions and Credits; PART I CHÁVEZ'S MUSICAL WORLD; Chávez, Modern Music, and the New York Scene; The Pan/American Modernisms of Carlos Chávez and Henry Cowell; "The heartbeat of an intense life": Mexican Music and Carlos Chávez's Orquesta Sinfónica de México, 1928-1948; Carlos Chávez's Symphonies; Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas: Retracing an Ignored Dialogue; Aaron Copland, Carlos Chávez, and Silvestre Revueltas; PART II BIOGRAPHICAL AND ANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVES. Chávez and the Autonomy of the Musical Work: The Piano MusicCarlos Chávez and the Myth of the Aztec Renaissance; Non-Repetition and Personal Style in the Inventions and Solis; Music and the Marketplace: On the Backstory of Carlos Chávez's Violin Concerto; PART III CHÁVEZ'S GREATER WORLD; Carlos Chávez and the Mexican "Vogue," 1925-1940; Carlos Chávez and Paul Strand; Masters Carlos Chávez and Miguel Covarrubias: A Puppet Show; The Literary Affinities and Poetic Friendships of Carlos Chávez; The Composer as Intellectual: Carlos Chávez and El Colegio Nacional. Portraits of Carlos Chávez: Testimonies of CollaborationThe Modernist Invention of Mexico: Carlos Chávez, the Mexican Revolution, and the Cultural Politics of Music; Index; Notes on the Contributors.
Series Title: Bard Music Festival.
Responsibility: edited by Leonora Saavedra.
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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 br.

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