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Carlos Chávez

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Carlos Chávez

Carlos Chávez has been played on NTS shows including Phil's Jazz Dis-Junction, with Toccata For Percussion Instruments first played on 5 November 2017.

Carlos Antonio de Padua Chávez y Ramírez (June 13, 1899 – August 2, 1978) was a Mexican composer, conductor, teacher, journalist, and the founder and director of the Mexico Symphony Orchestra. He was influenced by native Mexican cultures. Of his six Symphonies, his Symphony No. 2, which uses native Yaqui percussion instruments, is probably the most popular.

His paternal grandfather José María Chávez, governor of Aguascalientes, Mexico, was ordered executed by Emperor Maximilian in 1864. His father, Augustín Chávez, invented a plough that…

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Xochipili-Macuilzochitl
Carlos Chávez
Columbia Masterworks, Columbia1940
Xochipili-Macuilzochitl
Carlos ChávezColumbia Masterworks, Columbia1940
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Toccata For Percussion Instruments
Chávez, Revueltas, Surinach, Villa-Lobos, Izler Solomon, The M-G-M Chamber Orchestra
MGM Records1955
Toccata For Percussion Instruments
Chávez, Revueltas, Surinach, Villa-Lobos, Izler Solomon, The M-G-M Chamber OrchestraMGM Records1955
Discogs