Tres sonetos by silvestre revueltas wind band literature. Silvestre revueltas sensemaya was written in 1937 for chamber ensemble. Silvestre revueltas december 21, 1899 october 5, 1940. 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. Revueltas, silvestre silvestre revueltas 31 december 1899 5 october 1940 alternative namestransliterations.
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. Silvestre revueltas bio, albums, pictures naxos classical. Silvestre revueltas biography childhood, life and timeline. 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. The poem evokes a ritual afrocaribbean chant performed while killing a snake. Silvestre revueltas, mexican composer, teacher, and violinist, best known for his colourfully orchestrated music of distinctive rhythmic vitality. Program notes by phillip huscher silvestre revueltas born december 31, 1899, durango, mexico. Edward college in austin, texas, from 1916 to 1918, and at. Revueltas studied violin and composition in mexico city from 19 to 1916. Silvestre revueltas sensemaya was written in 1937 for chamber orchestra. The rhythms are laid out precisely and have considerable visceral impact, very much in a manner that recalls igor stravinskys the rite of spring. Silvestre revueltas sanchez december 31, 1899 october 5, 1940 was a mexican composer of classical music, a violinist and a conductor. Revueltas, silvestre sensemaya new york philharmonic archives.
The music of silvestre revueltas, an album by silvestre revueltas, esapekka salonen on spotify. Silvestre revueltas free sheet music to download in pdf. In fact, almost all of his music tries to evoke a musicmaking marked by inelegance. The music of silvestre revueltas sensemaya and night of. Reimagining the poetic and musical translation of sensemaya.
He was a composer, known for sin city 2005, mala yerba 1940 and the black beast 1939. Feb 25, 20 hobart earle conducts the odessa philharmonic orchestra in a performance of sensemaya in the odessa opera house july 2012. The music of silvestre revueltas by silvestre revueltas on. His rhythmic and sometimes dissonant style draws from mexican folk music, considered by some to be a mexican bela bartok. Since this work was first published after 1924 with the prescribed notice. Sep 01, 2015 silvestre revueltas december 21, 1899 october 5, 1940 was a mexican composer of classical music, violinist and conductor.
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. For 20 years we provide a free and legal service for free sheet music without asking you anything in exchange. Silvestre revueltas music, videos, stats, and photos. 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. One of his brothers was a famous painter and a sister a noted actor. Revueltas was born in santiago papasquiaro in durango, and studied at the national conservatory in mexico city, st. Silvestre revueltas sensemaya 1937 bernstein youtube. Michael meissner j roba music verlag at sheet music plus. Revueltas two major works are sensemaya and the night of the mayas. If you use and like free, thank you to consider support donation. Silvestre revueltas is an exciting and original composer and this wellpriced 2 cd set is an excellent way to enjoy his music. On 31 december 1899, silvestre revueltas sanchez was born in a small town named santiago papasquiaro, durango in mexico. Silvestre revueltas sensemaya lyrics genius lyrics. Silvestre revueltas sensemaya is a poem by cuban poet nicolas guillen.
Jan 17, 2018 tres sonetos by silvestre revueltas date. Project muse silvestre revueltas en escena y en pantalla. Gidon kremer finding your own voice february 5, 2020. Revueltas is considered the most important mexican composer.
Stuttgart, germany, before moving to new york city in l956, where he freelanced as a. Orchestra sheet music book by silvestre revueltas 18991940. The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. The quartets sound like classical music, so revueltas is not able to mimic the actual sounds of a mariachi band, as he does elsewhere. Silvestre revueltas sanchez december 31, 1899 october 5, 1940 was a mexican composer, violinist and conductor. Silvestre revueltas by alan navarro martinez on prezi. Sensemaya 1938 by mexican composer silvestre revueltas. With its wealth of material, its onestopshopping for revueltas. Typically, he does it with great zest and expertise. Edwards university in austin, texas, and the chicago college of music. Nicolas guillen and silvestre revueltas were brought into acquaintance with one another in. About sensemaya perhaps revueltas most famous work, this brief composition for orchestra was inspired by a. Sensemaya is a composition for orchestra by the mexican composer silvestre revueltas, which. Sensemaya, tone poem by mexican composer silvestre revueltas that premiered in mexico city in december 1938.
However, revueltas masterful orchestration, and ability to evoke the ancient maya civilization with decidedly. The music of silvestre revueltas sensemaya and night. Program notes silvestre revueltas suite from redes nets. This approach will shift the critical studies of revueltass sensemaya as it relates to. Silvestre revueltas was born on december 31, 1899 in santiago papasquiaro, durango, mexico as silvestre revueltas sanchez. Silvestre revueltas night of the mayas 02 sensemaya new philharmonia orchestra, eduardo mata, conductor. 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 free sheet music to download in pdf, mp3. It is notable for its rhythmic complexity and for its incorporation of latin american folk percussion instruments as part of the orchestra. Music notes for full score sheet music by silvestre revueltas. It is unfortunate that revueltas died in poverty of pneumonia at the age of 40. Silvestre revueltas sensemaya for orchestra 1938 wise.