JANITZIO · Second version

Work information Autograph

Instrumental genre Music for symphony orchestra
Other versions: First version
Place of composition
Mexico City
Date of composition
December 30, 1936
No dedication
Picc, 2fl, 2ob, cl[B♭], bcl, 2bn / 4cor, 2tpt, 2tbn, tba / perc / strings
Documentary archive
The autograph has been preserved.
Notes by compiler
This version of Janitzio was written in the Ramírez Moreno Sanatorium, where the composer was a patient.
Texts by Revueltas about the works
It’s an island of fishermen that lulls Lake Pátzcuaro to sleep. Lake Pátzcuaro is ugly. Romantic and sentimental travelers have embellished it with kisses and postcard music. Not to be outdone, I’m also doing my part, in an infinite yearning for glory and fame. Without a doubt, posterity will acknowledge these efforts in favor of tourism. (Text published in the program for the premiere of the work’s first version, 1933.)
Periodical references
Velazco, Jorge. “Las dos versiones de Janitzio.” Heterofonía I (1985).
_______. “The Original Version of Janitzio by Silvestre Revueltas.” The Latin American Music Review 7:2, 19.
Southern Music Publishing Co.