Carlos Antonio ChÃ¡vez RamÃrez (Popotla, Mexico, 1899 - Mexico, 1978) was a Mexican composer, conductor, and the founder and director of the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra. He was also the founder and director of the "Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes".
Chavez wrote Toward a New Music in 1937. Carlos ChÃ¡vez was one of the most significant composers of the 20th century and was preÃ«minent among Mexicoâs musical giants. 
In 1922, ChÃ¡vez married Otilia Ortiz.
- La danza de las brujas
- Vals I y II
- 10 Preludes for Piano
- SinfonÃa nÂº 1, de Antigona
- Cantos de MÃ©xico
- SinfonÃa India, nÂº 2
- A Woman Is a Worthy Thing
- Panfilo and Lauretta, opera
- SinfonÃa nÂº 6
- Sonata VI
- Concierto para trombÃ³n y orquesta; Premiere: 1978, WÃ¡shington, D.C.
The first public concert of ChÃ¡vezâs music occurred in 1921, which included his Sextet for Strings and Piano. In his works he incorporated many indigenous Indian themes from the rich musical heritage of Mexico.