Silvestre Revueltas – Symphonic Works

February 17, 2009 at 1:42 am (Music) (, , , , , , )

The other day I was thinking about my next post on this blog, and I have to admit I had no idea what to post about. Many things passed through my mind, like writing an essay, for instance, but finally I decided to post about one of the biggest geniuses of Mexican music: Silvestre Revueltas.

This Mexican composer was born in Santiago Papasquiaro, on the state of Durango, on December 31th, 1899; he died in Mexico City on 1940. Revueltas’ music is a mixture of Mexican folk music and the mainstream composers’ music of the first half of the past century; the result of this mixture is an extremely interesting music, where powerful prehispanic percussions, colorful Mexican pieces, and the dissonances of modern harmony dance together to become an amazing musical orgy =).

You can download an album with many of the symphonic works of Revueltas using the link below. This is the track list of the album:

CD 1

  1. Sensemayá
  2. Toccata
  3. Cuauhnahuac
  4. Música para Charlar: Construcción del Ferrcarril
  5. Música para Charlar: El Desierto
  6. Ventanas
  7. Redes: El Pescador; Funeral de niño
  8. Redes: Segunda Parte

CD 2

  1. Janitzio
  2. Ocho por Radio
  3. Homenaje a García Lorca
  4. Caminos
  5. La Noche de los Mayas: Noche de los Mayas
  6. La Noche de los Mayas: Noche de Jaranas
  7. La Noche de los Mayas: Noche de Yucatán
  8. La Noche de los Mayas: Noche de Encantamiento


And just for the record… I’ve never been able to find anything of Revueltas on the internet, hehe, so that was one of the reasons I decided to upload this album. Enjoy the music!!!


1 Comment

  1. Tavo said,

    Marvelolus! Now I know why spaniards found this place a very interesting place for coming; paradise beaches, nice folk music, orgies, need I say more?
    Nice post! Liked it very much here you have a +10

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