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Title: The Complete Symphonies
Otros títulos: Las Sinfonías Completas
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Carlos Chavez; London Symphony Orchestra; Eduardo Mata
Código CDU: Cha.01
Forma Musical: Symphonies
Abstract: Carlos Chávez was probably the most important Mexican composer of the twentieth century. Known for his seven symphonies, the ballets La hija de Colquide (The Dark Meadow), and Toxcatl—which uses his popular 1947 Toccata for percussion—his concertos for piano and violin (one each) and the four Soli (the third for orchestra and soloists and the others for winds), he was a composer who generally did not follow trends and fared better in purely orchestral or instrumental music. While Chávez's style is sometimes not recognizable as Latin, as it can often sound Stravinskyan and neo-Classical, folk elements of Aztec and Mexican music rarely stay dormant for long, with their colorful rhythms, exotic percussion and characterful themes. Chávez also wrote two books, one of which was the influential Toward a New Music: Music and Electricity, from 1932. Chávez's father died when he was three, but he and his five other siblings were generally well cared for by their mother, who was a school teacher. ...


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1. Sinfonía de Antígona (First Symphony).wav 10:57 110.6Mb WAV audio wav
2. Third Sympho ... one (Andante moderato).mp3 7:25 10.17Mb MPEG Audio mp3
3. Third Symphony - Allegro.mp3 9:24 12.89Mb MPEG Audio mp3
4. Third Symphony - Scherzo.mp3 6:15 8.569Mb MPEG Audio mp3
5. Third Symphony - Finale (Molto lento).mp3 8:06 11.10Mb MPEG Audio mp3
6. Sinfonía Romántica (Fourth Symphony).wav 21:57 221.6Mb WAV audio wav
Third Symphony - Completo.wav 31:02 313.2Mb WAV audio wav
1. Sinfonía India (Second Symphony).wav 12:45 128.7Mb WAV audio wav
2. Fifth Sympho ... moderato (Molto lento).mp3 16:45 22.96Mb MPEG Audio mp3
3. Fifth Symphony - Finale (Allegro con brio).mp3 7:05 9.725Mb MPEG Audio mp3
4. Sixth Symphony- Allegro energico.mp3 12:04 16.54Mb MPEG Audio mp3
5. Sixth Symphony- Adagio molto cantabile.mp3 5:35 7.669Mb MPEG Audio mp3
6. Sixth Symphony - Passacaglia (con amima).mp3 16:52 23.12Mb MPEG Audio mp3
Fifth Symphony - Completo.wav 23:47 240.0Mb WAV audio wav
Sixth Symphony- Completo.wav 34:26 347.5Mb WAV audio wav

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