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|1. Troka 'Dance Pantomime For Children'|
|2. Cuahnahuac (For String Orchestra)|
|3. Five Songs (for Voice and Instrumental Ensemble): El Tecolote 'The Owl'|
|4. Five Songs (for Voice and Instrumental Ensemble): Ranas 'Frogs'|
|5. Five Songs (for Voice and Instrumental Ensemble): Duo para pato y canario 'Duet For Duck'|
|6. Five Songs (for Voice and Instrumental Ensemble): No se por que piensas tu 'Why Do You Believe?'|
|7. Five Songs (for Voice and Instrumental Ensemble): Caminando 'Walking'|
|8. Escenas Infantiles 'Scenes From Childood' (For Chamber Ensemble)|
|9. Cuatro Pequenos Trozos 'Four Little Pieces' (for Two Violins and Cello): Lento|
|10. Cuatro Pequenos Trozos 'Four Little Pieces' (for Two Violins and Cello): Deciso|
|11. Cuatro Pequenos Trozos 'Four Little Pieces' (for Two Violins and Cello): Larghetto|
|12. Cuatro Pequenos Trozos 'Four Little Pieces' (for Two Violins and Cello): Allegro non troppo|
|13. El Filador 'The Knifesharpener' (For Wind Septet)|
|14. Parian 'Market' (For Soprano, Mixed Chorus And Chamber Orchestra)|
|15. Sensemaya, Canto para matar a una culebra 'Sensemaya, Chant For The Killing Of A Snake (For Chamber Ensemble)|
The best known Revueltas work is Sensemayá, which is heard here in a different version from the well known full orchestra setting. Since I had heard the longer version first, this version initially sounded somewhat clipped to me - as though it were missing something. I have since changed my mind and find this to be a similarly thrilling account - more so than some full orchestra readings. The playing and conducting are intense and excellent. Sensemayá is a thrilling piece to listen to and is even more thrilling to see performed live. Other excellent Sensemayá accounts have been given by Eduardo Mata, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Leonard Bernstein. There is a relatively lame account by Esa-Pekka Salonen that should be avoided.
The notes are detailed and well written, including information on the numerous talented musicians who collaborated for this recording. If you already have one Revueltas CD, this will make a great second.
I can also recommend two other recordings of Revueltas' music - "La Coronela,Itnerarios, and Colorines" conducted by Gisele Ben-Dor with the Santa Barbara Symphony (Koch 3-7421-2HI) and "Night of the Mayas" (Catalyst 09026-62672-2) which includes the closest thing Revueltas wrote to a symphony - "La Noches de los Maya", a 4 movement suite of a film score that covers every possible human emotion and almost every possible modern musical idea - including free percusion cadenzas! One desccription I have heard of this piece is Stravinsky after a bottle of Tequila! I liked the piece so much that my high school band is performing "Mayas" on the field this fall as our contest show. My students absolutly love the music! (remember, we're talking about HIGH SCHOOL students that only listen to pop on the radio!)
Any recording of this master's work would be a welcome addition to a record collection, and "Sensemaya" would be an excellent place to start.