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Primary Sources for Latin American Composers at the Library of Congress

Carlos Chávez (1899-1978)

The date range of primary sources in the Music Division for Mexican composer Carlos Chávez is 1921-1976 and undated.

The links in the Location/Call Number column link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog or Music Division finding aids for special collections.


Dates Location/Call Number
1927-1972 Serge Koussevitzky Archive, Box 12
1928 January Sonneck Musical Quarterly Correspondence (ML94.S CASE)
1928-1974, undated Aaron Copland Collection, Boxes 249-250
1935-1976 Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, Box 133
1936-1962, undated Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation Collection, Box 19
1936-1968, undated Music Division Old Correspondence
1936-1977 Jacobo Ficher Collection, Box 57
1938, 1948 Arnold Schoenberg Correspondence and Other Papers, Box 12
1940-1943 William Remsen Strickland Collection, Box 8
1947 Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo Papers, Box 1
1947 Modern Music Archives, Box 1
1961 Rose Marie and Harold Spivacke Fund Collection, Box D2
1963, 1965 David Diamond Papers, Box 11
undated Lester Horton Dance Theater Collection, Box 3

Holograph Scores

Work Title Dates Location/Call Number
II invención, para violin, viola y violoncello 1965 ML29c.C48 I62 (Case)
(Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation commission)
Sinfonía, no. 5, para orquesta de arcos 1953 ML30.3c.C5 (Case)
(Koussevitzky Music Foundation commission)

Facsimile Scores

Work Title Dates Location/Call Number
Hija de Cólguide 1944 ML29e.C4 (Case)
(Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation commission)
Soli 1933 March Aaron Copland Collection, Box 122
Soli 1933 Aaron Copland Collection, Box 122
Toxiuhmolpia: Ballet Azteca 1921 ML96.5.C56 no. 1 (Case)

Photographs, Negatives, and Iconography

Dates Location/Call Number
1932-1969, undated Modern Music Archives, Boxes 3-4
1950-1972, undated Aaron Copland Collection, Box 479
Digital content available (undated)
Digital content available (dated 1950)
before 1978 Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo Papers, Box 65