Silvestre Revueltas

Modern Period

Born in Mexico

A composer, conductor, teacher, and violinist, Revueltas was born in Mexico and studied in the U.S. in Austin, Texas and Chicago, Illinois. He first conducted in Mobile, Alabama before becoming the assistant conductor of the Mexico Symphony Orchestra. His compositions were influenced by Mexican folk music without copying the actual tunes. Along with the symphonic poems he wrote, he also composed chamber music and film scores.