Revueltas, Silvestre

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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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creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. Quarteto, 2 violines, viola y cello / Silvestre Revueltas. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999. Papers concerning the publication of "Concerto for two pianos, winds and percussion" [manuscript], 1985-1989. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. Janitzio / Silvestre Revueltas. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Manuscript music compositions, 1880-1985. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. Redes = Nets / by Silvestre Revueltas. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Castro, Juan José, 1895-1968. Masters of our day educational series, 1936-1941 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. Esquinas / Silvestre Revueltas. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1962 December 17. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. Música para charlar / Silvestre Revueltas. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. Sensemayá / Silvestre Revueltas. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Gazagne, Louis. Brother Louis Gazagne collection, 1916-1978. St. Edward's University Library, Munday Library
creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. Ventanas / Silvestre Revueltas. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. Ocho por radio = 8 on the radio, i.e. 8 musicians broadcasting / Silvestre Revueltas. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. Sensemayá : canto para matar una culebra = Sensemayá : song to kill a snake / Silvestre Revueltas. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. La coronela : ballet en cuatro episodios basado en los grabados de José Guadalupe Posada / Silvestre Revueltas. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Peers de Perkins, Carmen. Correspondence with Leopold Stokowski, 1963, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. Toccata sin fuga / Silvestre Revueltas. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. Planos = Planes, a geometric dance / Silvestre Revueltas. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. Itinerarios / Silvestre Revueltas. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. El ranacuajo paseador / Silvestre Revueltas. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. La noche de los Mayas : suite for orchestra in two movements / Silvestre Revueltas. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Revueltas, Silvestre, 1899-1940. Siete canciones / por Silvestre Revueltas. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
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associatedWith Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999. person
associatedWith Galindo, Blas, 1910-1993. person
associatedWith García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936 person
associatedWith Gazagne, Louis. person
associatedWith Guillén, Nicolás, 1902-1989. person
associatedWith Hernández Moncada, Eduardo, 1899-1995. person
associatedWith Huízar, Candelario. person
associatedWith Limantour, José Ives, 1919- person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans person
associatedWith Peers de Perkins, Carmen. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Orchestra. corporateBody
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Trueba, Antonio de, 1819-1889 person
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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
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Birth 1899-12-31

Death 1940-10-05

Mexicans

English,

Spanish; Castilian

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