Sensemaya is a composition for orchestra by the mexican composer silvestre revueltas, which is based on the poem of the same title by the cuban poet nicolas guillen. Jan 17, 2018 tres sonetos by silvestre revueltas date. The quartets sound like classical music, so revueltas is not able to mimic the actual sounds of a mariachi band, as he does elsewhere. Program notes by phillip huscher silvestre revueltas born december 31, 1899, durango, mexico. About sensemaya perhaps revueltas most famous work, this brief composition for orchestra was inspired by a. Sensemaya, tone poem by mexican composer silvestre revueltas that premiered in mexico city in december 1938. Having listened to numerous cds of his works i can happily report that this cd contains as fine performances as can be found anywhere. Silvestre revueltas sensemaya lyrics genius lyrics. With its wealth of material, its onestopshopping for revueltas. Silvestre revueltas is an exciting and original composer and this wellpriced 2 cd set is an excellent way to enjoy his music. Nicolas guillen and silvestre revueltas were brought into acquaintance with one another in.
His rhythmic and sometimes dissonant style draws from mexican folk music, considered by some to be a mexican bela bartok. Listen to all your favourite artists on any device for free or try the premium trial. Typically, he does it with great zest and expertise. On 31 december 1899, silvestre revueltas sanchez was born in a small town named santiago papasquiaro, durango in mexico. Music notes for full score sheet music by silvestre revueltas.
Silvestre revueltas was born on december 31, 1899 in santiago papasquiaro, durango, mexico as silvestre revueltas sanchez. Eduardo contrerass silvestre revueltas en escena y en pantalla is devoted to the composers music for film and stage, covering the years from 1933 to 1940. He was born in santiago papasquiaro in durango, and studied at the national conservatory in mexico city, st edward college in austin, texas and. Silvestre revueltas sanchez december 31, 1899 october 5, 1940 was a mexican composer of classical music, a violinist and a conductor. Silvestre revueltas sensemaya for orchestra 1938 wise. Silvestre revueltas sensemaya was written in 1937 for chamber orchestra.
The music of silvestre revueltas sensemaya and night of. He was a composer, known for sin city 2005, mala yerba 1940 and the black beast 1939. Silvestre revueltas free sheet music to download in pdf, mp3. Edwards university in austin, texas, and the chicago college of music. Roberto kolbs contracanto focuses mostly on revueltass symphonic and chamber music from 1929 to 1934. The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. For 20 years we provide a free and legal service for free sheet music without asking you anything in exchange.
However, revueltas masterful orchestration, and ability to evoke the ancient maya civilization with decidedly. Within the historical backdrop of guillen and revueltas s shared commitment to social, racial, and political issues in mexico and cuba, the poet and composer partake in a form of aesthetic crossfertilization that. This approach will shift the critical studies of revueltass sensemaya as it relates to. If you use and like free, thank you to consider support donation. Feb 25, 20 hobart earle conducts the odessa philharmonic orchestra in a performance of sensemaya in the odessa opera house july 2012. Silvestre revueltas music, videos, stats, and photos. Silvestre revueltas sensemaya was written in 1937 for chamber ensemble. Silvestre revueltas sanchez december 31, 1899 october 5, 1940 was a mexican composer of classical music, a violinist and. A new film documenting the artistic development of lituanian violinist gidon kremer, paired with a live recording of kremer performing his own transcription of weinbergs 24 preludes for solo cello, op.
Silvestre revueltas 1899 1940 born on the last day of 1899, in santiago papasquiaro, durango, a small town in the north of mexico, as a child, silvestre revueltas showed great interest in music, his early artistic bent apparent by 1906. Tres sonetos by silvestre revueltas wind band literature. Suite from redes nets revueltas composed the score for the film redes in 193435. Silvestre revueltas sensemaya is a poem by cuban poet nicolas guillen. Silvestre revueltas bio, albums, pictures naxos classical. The music of silvestre revueltas by silvestre revueltas on. Project muse silvestre revueltas en escena y en pantalla. Silvestre revueltas by alan navarro martinez on prezi. Silvestre revueltas sanchez december 31, 1899 october 5, 1940 was a mexican composer, violinist and conductor. Since this work was first published after 1924 with the prescribed notice. Revueltas is considered the most important mexican composer.
Silvestre revueltas december 21, 1899 october 5, 1940 was a mexican composer of classical music, violinist and conductor. He was born in santiago papasquiaro in durango, and studied at the national conservatory in. It is notable for its rhythmic complexity and for its incorporation of latin american folk percussion instruments as part of the orchestra. Silvestre revueltas biography childhood, life and timeline. Sensemaya 1938 by mexican composer silvestre revueltas. Silvestre revueltas december 21, 1899 october 5, 1940. Every second, at least one human on this planet is standing before a sign on a door or a pair of doors, and thinking. Revueltas was born in santiago papasquiaro in durango, and studied at the national conservatory in mexico city, st. Reimagining the poetic and musical translation of sensemaya. The poem evokes a ritual afrocaribbean chant performed while killing a snake. Revueltas two major works are sensemaya and the night of the mayas. Sensemaya is a composition for orchestra by the mexican composer silvestre revueltas, which. The music of silvestre revueltas, an album by silvestre revueltas, esapekka salonen on spotify.