Ramon Lopez-MoenMr. NeisenChoir ClassDecember 13 2017    Carlos Chavez was born in the 13th of june in 1899. Where was he born?  He was born in mexico city. Mr Chavez was a renowned composer , conductor and educator whose distinctive often highly percussive music synthesized elements of mexican, Indian, and Spanish-Mexican influence. He wrote a lot of different pieces over his years of being a composer all of his life time that he wrote where influenced a lot by him listening to a lot of different music the music he wrote where influenced be mexican, Indian, and Spanish-Mexican. He wrote five ballets, seven symphonies, four concertos, a cantata and opera, and innumerable pieces for voice, piano, and chamber ensemble.    The years he lived he wrote two books and more than a lot of articles on music I’m talking like 200 music articles over his lifetime. Now to me that is a lot of writing on books and that would take a long time and I give this guy props for writing all those articles on music he would really have to know what he is talking about. I bet he spent a lot of time listening to music and writing and taking the time not only just look at the music but why and how it was laid out in a formant that made people listen to the music that he listened to. 200 articles is a lot of writing and that a lot of people would read these articles because he was famous for him being a composer.    Chavez was really well trained in primarily as a pianist which a pianist means that he was really good at playing piano and he could play it professionally and developed much of his compositional skills and he had a very good independent of his instructors. When the mexican revolution and during a time of the renewed cultural nationalism. Mr. Chavez studied the indigenous Indian cultures, native folk elements, and dance forms that brought a different kind of music to the 20th-century Mexican music. He was a very good Orchestration he mastered in that category.  He used a lot of native instruments and was very inimitable with he rhythms in his music he wrote which was primarily influenced by native american mexican. The other rhythms that he used in his music and they were cross-rhythms, syncopation, and numerous different other types of rhythms.     The works he did which is the music he wrote or you could say he composed the music which was influenced by mexican, indian, and spanish-mexican influence. So the works he wrote were, Sinfonia de Antigona, Sinfonia India, and the mallet that he is know for is Martha Graham La Hija de Colquide the dark meadow were his greatest and most distinctive and original sounds of work that he wrote and shared with the world that were primarily influenced by mexican, indian, and spanish-mexican.     In 1958 he was selected to speak at Harvard  to the Charles Eliot Norton Chair of Poetics from Harvard and he also served as the director of the National Conservatory in Mexico. He also served as the music director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico and he even conducted nearly every major orchestra in the United States , Europe and Latin America. He was awarded a very good awarded honorary memberships in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Institute of Arts and Letters.     His works to this day are still performed by choirs around the world and a bunch of orchestras still play his music. He wrote 19 Orchestras, Soloist and Orchestra he wrote 6 pieces, works for Band/Wind/Brass Ensemble he wrote 2. Large Ensemble he wrote 4, Works for 2-6 players he wrote 13 different songs, solo works (excluding keyboard) he wrote 3 songs. Solo keyboards he wrote 11 songs, Chorus a cappella/ Chorus plus 1 instrument he wrote 10 pieces. Chorus and Orchestra/Ensemble he wrote 5 songs. Solo Voice and up to 6 players he wrote 12, Opera and Music Theatre he wrote one song and dance he wrote 1 song all in all the complete works that he wrote which is songs that he composed which was heavily influenced by spanish, american, indian, and spanish-american and mexican.When he was only 16 Chavez completed his first symphony which is was Sinfonia, but the ballet El fuego nuevo in 1921 “The New Fire” was his first significant work in a mexican style that was influenced by Spanish-American. When he first started to travel he went to Europe first and then he traveled to the United States and in 1928 he founded and became a conductor of the symphony orchestra of mexico. From 1928 to the early 1933 he was a director of the national conservatory in Mexico.Mr Chavez’s music is unmistakably Mexican in its melodic patterns and rhythmic inflections. In indigenous Mexican music he took the uses of percussion, and straight forward rhythms and all forms of harmony and melody. He was influenced by the modern European and American composers when he went and visited the places some of the examples that made him write his songs were composers Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg. His best-known compositions are two early symphonies, Sinfonia de Antigona in 1933 and Sinfonia India in 1935 both were influenced by indigenous themes. His best piano work is Concerto it was number 1 for piano and orchestra in 1940. Toccata for percussion instruments was wrote in 1942 it scored for 11 types of percussion instruments. Work Cited”Carlos Chávez.” Carlos Chávez – Short Biography – Music Sales ClassicalThe Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “Carlos Chávez.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 19 Sept. 2014,Robin, William. “Carlos Chávez, Mexican Modernist.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 30 July 2015, “Carlos Chávez.” Encyclopedia of World Biography, Encyclopedia.com, 

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