VENTANAS · Música para orquesta

Work information Autograph Sketches

Instrumental genre Music for symphony orchestra
Place of composition
Mexico City
Date of composition
December 1931
For Ángela
November 4, 1932, Hidalgo Theater, Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Cond. Silvestre Revueltas.
Picc, 2fl, 2ob, eh, cl[E♭], 2cl[B♭], bcl, 2bn / 4cor, 4tpt, 3tbn, tba / timp, percs / strings
Documentary archive
The autograph has been preserved.
Texts by Revueltas about the works
Windows is music without a program. Perhaps in writing this work I thought to express some clear idea or other. Now, writing it several months later, I can’t remember what that was. The name means nothing; it could be called “stars” or anything else. (It all depends on the listener’s good or bad wishes.) A window never offers a fertile literary theme to satisfy the tastes of people who can’t understand or listen to music without a program, without inventing something more or less disagreeable. Fortunately, I’m not a man of letters. I am a musician with technique and without inspiration. (Quoted in Manuel Reyes Meave, “Psicobiología de Silvestre Revueltas,” in Nuestra música 1952, 173–187.
Periodical references
Baqueiro Foster, Gerónimo. “Crónicas musicales: Triunfo completo de Revueltas en el segundo concierto de la Sinfónica.” Excélsior (November 5, 1932).
Conzatti, Hugo. “Crónicas musicales: El segundo concierto de la Sinfónica.” El Universal (November 6, 1932).
Kahan, Salomón. “Impresiones musicales: La carcajada simbólica.” El Universal Gráfico (November 8, 1932).
Pomar, José. “Enhebros [sic] musicales.” El Universal Gráfico (November 6, 1932)
Rovalo, Alfonso. “Música y cantantes: Segundo concierto de la Orquesta Sinfónica de México.” El Nacional (November 9, 1932).
A spectator. “Los conciertos de la Sinfónica.” El Universal Gráfico (November 6, 1932).
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