Music: Ch

áCarlos Chavez is Mexico's No.1 man of music and one of the world's important composers. In 20 stormy years on the podium of his country's first major symphony orchestra, he introduced Mexico to as much Bach as Stravinsky-and almost as much Chavez. As a young composer he tilted with everything from mechanized music, in his ballet H.P. (horsepower), to severe abstractions, with such names as Polygons and Hexagons, to music for native instruments. Last week Composer Chavez led the New York PhilharmonicSymphony Orchestra in the first U.S. performance of his Sinfonia No. j, which proved to be bluntly modern, enormously powerful...

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