December 31, 1899
Santiago Papasquiaro, Mexico
October 5, 1940 in Mexico City due to pneumonia
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Silvestre Revueltas was a teacher, violinist, conductor and composer who, along with Carlos Chavez, helped promote Mexican music. He taught at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City and was the assistant conductor of the Mexico Symphony Orchestra from 1929 to 1935. He is known for his distinctive harmonies and rhythmic structures.
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Revueltas attended St. Edward College in Texas from 1916 to 1918 and Chicago Musical College from 1918 to 1920. His works were influenced by folk songs, popular songs and dances of Mexico as well as works by European composers.
His notable compositions include: "Sensemayá," "String Quartets" (Nos. 1 to 4), "Redes," "La noche de los Mayas," "La Coronela," "Itinerarios" and "Colorines."
Listen to "Sensemayá" by Silvestre Revueltas courtesy of YouTube.