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 Mexicoâ€™s 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¡vezâ€™s 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.