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Crocker Curation: Arte Mexicano

/media/2681828/Gunther%20Gerzo-Paisaje-Espejismo.jpgOne of the key aspects of Arte Mexicano: Legacy of the Masters is the blending of mid-20th century artistic techniques with the cultural and nationalistic expression of pre-Columbian Mexico.

The pieces I’ve chosen for the playlist reflect this idea by presenting the ancient and sacred aspects of Mexican culture through both classical and electronic music by composers Carlos Chavez, Silvestre Revueltas, Jorge Moncayo, Jose Reyes and others.

This playlist’s combination of the historical and the contemporary conveys a celebration of Mexican culture in the modern world, and these artists’ desire to display their Mexican roots as members of a sovereign, proud nation.

Gunther Gerzo - Paisaje-Espejismo


1. Silvestre Revueltas  “La Noche De Las Mayas: I. Noche De Las Mayas”
Revueltas: Orchestral Music

2. Silvestre Revueltas “La Noche De Los Mayas: III. Noche De Yucatan”
Revueltas: Orchestral Music

3. Jose Pablo Moncayo “Huapango” Mi Alma Mexicana

4. Jorge Reyes “El Contador De Historias” Nierika

5. Miguel Bernal Jimenez “Tres Cartas De Mexico – Angelus”
Miguel Bernal Jimenez, Tres Cartas De Mexico

6. Miguel Bernal Jimenez “Tres Cartas De Mexico – el Chueco”
Miguel Bernal Jimenez, Tres Cartas De Mexico

7. Jorge Reyes “Danza De Los Peyoteros” Nierika

8. Carlos Chavez “Cantos De Mexico: I, II & III”
Complete Chamber Works of Carlos Chavez, Vol. 3

9. Jorge Reyes “El Vuelo De Los Ninos Pajaros” Nierika

10. Carlos Chavez  “Sinfonia India (Symphony No. 2)”
Carlos Chavez, Sinfonia India, Sinfonia Antagonia, Sinfonia Romantica

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Jackson Levin

CapRadio Music Intern

Jackson is preparing for his third year at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studies both English and Music, with a focus in classical trumpet performance.  Read Full Bio