Revueltas, Silvestre

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1899-12-31
Death 1940-10-05
Mexicans
English, Spanish; Castilian

Biographical notes:

Originally composed 1935 for the film Redes, about the fishermen of Alvarado, near Veracruz, Mexico. Film also known as The Wave. First performance of this suite Barcelona, Spain, 7 October 1937 at a concert sponsored by the Committee Against War and Fascism. Performed as a ballet, Palacio des Bellas Artes, Mexico City, November 1951, Ballet Mexicano, book and choreography by Jose Limon. Limon renamed the ballet "El Grito" (The Scream) for its first New York performance at Juilliard Concert Hall, 5 December 1952, Jose Limon and Company. --Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Redes = Nets / by Silvestre Revueltas. 1935. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53439050

Composed 1933, as music for a children's ballet with text by Vanegas Arroyo similar to the English folk rhyme "Froggy Went A-Courting." First performance Mexico City, 4 October 1940, Ballet de Bellas Artes, choreography by Anna Sokolow.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of El ranacuajo paseador / Silvestre Revueltas. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53439046

First performance México City, 13 October, 1933, Orquesta da Cámara, the composer conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Ocho por radio = 8 on the radio, i.e. 8 musicians broadcasting / Silvestre Revueltas. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53439026

Composed 1933.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Toccata sin fuga / Silvestre Revueltas. [1933] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53439055

Originally composed 1939 for the film directed by C. Urueta.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of La noche de los Mayas : suite for orchestra in two movements / Silvestre Revueltas. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53439019

Composed 1934. First performance Mexico City, 5 November 1934, by the Orquesta Sinfónica de México, the composer conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Planos = Planes, a geometric dance / Silvestre Revueltas. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53439030

Intended as part of a larger work, never completed, suggested by the Spanish Civil War.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Itinerarios / Silvestre Revueltas. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53439002

Janitzio (or Janicho) is a fishermen's island in Lake Pátzcuaro, central Mexico. First performance Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 13 October 1933, the composer conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Janitzio / Silvestre Revueltas. [1966] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53439008

Composed 1931. First performance Mexico City, 4 November 1932, Orquesta Sinfoónica de México, the composer conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Ventanas / Silvestre Revueltas. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53472191

Ballet with book by Waldeen, Gabriel Ledesma and Seki Sano, inspired by José Guadalupe Posada's etchings of 19th-century Mexico. The plot concerns a heroine of the Mexican revolution of 1910, which overthrew the dictator Porfirio Diaz. Revueltas sketched the first three episodes in 1940. After his death Blas Galindo composed the fourth episode using themes by Revueltas. The entire ballet was orchestrated by Candelario Huizar. First performance with Huizar's orchestration, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 23 November 1940, Ballet de Bellas Artes, Eduardo Hernandez Moncada.

Conductor, choreography by Waldeen. First three episodes re-orchestrated by Hernandez Moncada and fourth episode composed and orchestrated by Jose Yves Limantour using Revueltas' themes from La Coronela and the films Vamonos con Pancho Villa and Los de Abajo, 1961.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of La coronela : ballet en cuatro episodios basado en los grabados de José Guadalupe Posada / Silvestre Revueltas. [1961] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53438981

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Subjects:

  • Orchestral music--Scores
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Orchestral music--Scores and parts
  • Dance music
  • Chamber orchestra music--Scores and parts
  • Suites (Chamber orchestra)--Scores and parts
  • Chamber orchestra music--Scores
  • Music
  • Octets (Bassoon, clarinet, trumpet, percussion, violins (2), violoncello, double bass)--Scores and parts
  • Ballet--Scores and parts
  • Nonets (Clarinets (3), horn, piccolo, trumpet, timpani, violins (2))--Scores and parts
  • Nonets (Piano, bassoon, clarinets (2), trumpet, violins (2), violoncello, double bass)--Scores and parts
  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
  • String quartets--Scores
  • Songs (Medium voice) with chamber orchestra--Scores
  • Toccata
  • Motion picture music--Excerpts--Scores and parts
  • Suites (Orchestra)--Scores and parts
  • Motion picture music

Occupations:

  • Composers

Places:

  • Mexico (as recorded)