El arbol de la vida: Music from Mexico | Naxos 8573902

El arbol de la vida: Music from Mexico

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573902

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 11th January 2019



The impetus of the Mexican Revolution galvanised the use of indigenous melodies in a new and original wave of musical compositions that loosened dependence on European models. José Moncayo’s infectiously joyful Huapango, one of Mexico’s best-known works is, in its distinct national character, deeply rooted in folk music. Silvestre Revueltas’s La noche de los mayas is a symphonic suite derived from film music that employs Mexican percussion instruments in a vividly inventive way. The process of linking folk influence with classical techniques continues to the present day with Hebert Vázquez’s El árbol de la vida which uses the folk style known as the son.

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