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Revueltas - Centennial Anthology / Stokowski, Mata, Et Al


Release Date: 09/14/1999 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 63548   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Silvestre Revueltas
Performer:  Margarita Pruneda
Conductor:  Leopold StokowskiEduardo MataDavid AthertonL. Herrera de la Fuente
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leopold Stokowski OrchestraNew Philharmonia OrchestraLondon Sinfonietta,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: n/a 
Length: 2 Hours 29 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas possessed one of the most original and vital musical voices of the 20th century. He also led a wild life. Brilliant and quarrelsome, he was active in revolutionary politics, feuded with fellow artists such as Carlos Chavez and managed to write a substantial body of work in only ten years before his death from acute alcoholism at the age of forty.
The music is dynamic, fierce and colorful, influenced by Stravinsky and Bartók, modernist and imbued with folkloric flavor, though without actual quotation. Like the muralist Diego Rivera, Revueltas created a kind of mock-primitive, epic Mexico in his music, passionate and boldly etched (his best known work, the tone poem 'Sensemaya' is often referred to as a
Read more Mexican 'Rite of Spring.) This is an amazingly generous collection, including chamber works and film scores, the quasi-symphonic 'La Noche de los mayas' and not one but two versions of 'Sensemaya,' the bonus being the spirited (if rhythmically errant) debut recording made by Leopold Stokowski in 1947. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sensemayá by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leopold Stokowski Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 12/1947 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2.
Redes: Suite by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 15 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: This suite was arranged by Erich Kleiber in 1943. 
3.
Itinerarios by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4.
Caminos by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5.
Homenaje a Federico García Lorca by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 53 Secs. 
6.
Danza geométrica by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 47 Secs. 
7.
Cuauhnahnuac by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 14 Secs. 
8.
Janitzio by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1934 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: 1936 
9.
Alcancías by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor:  David Atherton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 11/1979 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 9 Secs. 
10.
The Wandering Tadpole by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor:  David Atherton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 11/1979 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
11.
Ocho por Radio by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor:  David Atherton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 11/1979 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
12.
Toccata for Violin and Orchestra by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor:  David Atherton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 11/1979 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
13.
Planos by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor:  David Atherton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 11/1979 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 35 Secs. 
14.
La noche de los mayas: Suite by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor:  L. Herrera de la Fuente
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Xalapa Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 09/1980 
Venue:  Neuzhalcóyotl Hall, Mexico City, Mexico 
Length: 25 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: This Suite was arranged by José Luis Limantour in 1960. 
15.
Cinco canciones de niños y dos canciones profanas by Silvestre Revueltas
Performer:  Margarita Pruneda (Soprano)
Conductor:  L. Herrera de la Fuente
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Xalapa Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 11/1979 
Venue:  Nezahuacóyotl Hall, Mexico City, Mexico 
Length: 10 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 

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