Silvestre Revueltas

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Silvestre Revueltas Sánchez (Santiago Papasquiaro in Durango, 1899 - Mexico City, 1940) was a Mexican composer, violinist and conductor. He studied at the Mexican National Conservatory, and also at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, and at the Chicago College of Music.

His monumental La Noche de los Mayas, with a finale requiring 11 percussionists, has thrilled audiences of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, and the American Composers Orchestra.[1]

Revueltas married to Jules Klarecy.

Some works

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  • El afilador, (1924)
  • Ventanas, (1931)
  • String Quartet No. 4, (1932)
  • Janitzio, (1933)
  • El renacuajo paseador, ballet, (1936)
  • Sensemayá: Chant for the Killing of a Snake, (1938)
  • La Noche de los Mayas (1939)
  • La Coronela, (1940)

Revueltas wrote symphonic poems, chamber music, songs and film music.

See also

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