Huapango : Work information

Composers
José Pablo Moncayo García ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Fernando Lozano (Conductor)

This work

Work name
Huapango
Work number
n/a
Key
n/a
Genre
A
Composed
1941-00-00 02:00:00

This recording

Label
Forlane CI
Producer
Ivan Pastor
Engineer
Jonathan Wearn
Recording date
1980-01-01 00:00:00

The Composers

José Pablo Moncayo García

José Pablo Moncayo García was born in Guadalajara in 1912 and died in Mexico City in 1958. He studied composition with Chávez and rose from playing jazz piano in local cabarets to taking up conductorship of Mexico's National Symphony Orchestra. He was one of the Group of Four, a small band of composers dedicated to the promotion of modern Mexican music. In addition to the celebrated Huapango, he composed the opera La mulata de Córdoba, the symphonic dance Hueyapán, and various piano pieces and choruses.

Track listing

  • 9:03 min

Notes

Moncayo's colourful Huapango dates from 1941 and was frequently performed by the conductor and composer Carlos Chavez. It mixes three folk dances (Siqui-Siri, Balajú, and El Gavilán) to create an exhilarating texture with frequent dynamic contrasts and inventive orchestration.