Chavez - Obertura Republicana

Carlos Antonio de Padua Chávez y Ramírez (13 June 1899 – 2 August 1978) was a Mexican composer, conductor, music theorist, educator, journalist, and founder and director of the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra. He was influenced by native Mexican cultures. Of his six symphonies, the second, or Sinfonía india, which uses native Yaqui percussion instruments, is probably the most popular.Chapultepec Obertura republicana, Marcha provinciana, Vals nostálgico, Canción de Adelita was composed in 1935. It was in 1935 the Orquesta Sinfónica de México offered a series of concerts aimed at a proletarian audience in which Chávez premiered his Obertura Republicana, a piece based on three popular Mexican melodies of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: the Marcha de Zacatecas, the waltz Club Verde, and La Adelita. Chávez defined these pieces as “genuinely Mexican, popular and mestizo, encompassing a large amount of Republican expression.”

  Chavez Obertura Republicana


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