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Carlos Chávez (Composer)

Born: 13th June 1899, Mexico City. Mexico

Died: 2nd August 1978, Coyoacan, Mexico City, Mexico

Nationality: Mexican

Carlos Antonio de Padua Chávez y Ramírez was a Mexican composer, conductor, music theorist, educator, journalist, and founder and director of the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra. He was influenced by native Mexican cultures. Of his six symphonies, the second, or Sinfonía india, which uses native Yaqui percussion instruments, is probably the most popular.

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