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Introduction

Carlos Chávez was one of the most significant composers of the 20th century and was preëminent among Mexico’s musical giants. Noted not only for his contributions in the area of musical composition, he also was a renowned conductor, lecturer, and author, as well as serving as founder of some of Mexico’s most important musical organizations. This website is devoted to his life and work and stands as a tribute to his musical genius. We welcome both feedback about this site and additional information that may help expand the body of information contained here. Thank you for visiting. Viva Chávez!

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