Revueltas - Centennial Anthology / Stokowski, Mata, Et Al

Release Date: 9/14/1999
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 09026635482
Performer: Margarita Pruneda
Number of Discs: 2

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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 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.
Works on This Recording
1. Sensemayá by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leopold Stokowski Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; Mexico
2. Redes: Suite by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor: Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; Mexico
3. Itinerarios by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor: Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ;
4. Caminos by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor: Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; Mexico
5. Homenaje a Federico García Lorca by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor: Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; Mexico
6. Danza geométrica by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor: Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1964 ; Mexico
7. Cuauhnahnuac by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor: Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930 ; Mexico
8. Janitzio by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor: Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1934 ;
9. Alcancías by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor: David Atherton
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; Mexico
10. The Wandering Tadpole by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor: David Atherton
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; Mexico
11. Ocho por Radio by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor: David Atherton
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1933 ; Mexico
12. Toccata for Violin and Orchestra by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor: David Atherton
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1933 ; Mexico
13. Planos by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor: David Atherton
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; Mexico
14. La noche de los mayas: Suite by Silvestre Revueltas
Orchestra/Ensemble: Xalapa Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; Mexico
15. Cinco canciones de niños y dos canciones profanas by Silvestre Revueltas
Performer: Margarita Pruneda (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Xalapa Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938-1939 ; Mexico
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