SILVESTRE REVUELTAS (1899-1940): La Coronela, Itinerarios, Colorines.
Catalogue Number: 06L090
Description: Its final section left incomplete at Revueltas' death, the ballet La Coronela depicts the triumph of the working class over the decadent bourgeoisie and contains all of the hallmarks which make Revueltas' music so exciting: brooding rhythmical menace and violence, the overturning of classical ideas of form and function and the celebration of popular music in all its vulgar vitality (trumpets blaring like those of a mariachi band). Itinerarios ("Travel Diary") of 1938 is a solemn work with a broad melodic sweep and deeply mournful saxophone solo while Colorines (1932) is a brief symphonic poem bursting with bright colors and rhythmic propulsion balanced with a meditative lyricism. Santa Barbara Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra; Gisèle Ben-Dor. Original 1998 Koch International Classics release (07A038).