Salvador Contreras-Sánchez

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Born: 10 November 1910 — Cuerámaro — Mexico
Died: 7 November 1982 — México — Mexico
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  • 4 symphonies
  • Música para Orquesta Sinfónica
  • Corridos for chorus
  • Obertura en Tiempo de Danza
  • Chamber Music
  • Piano Pieces
  • La Paloma — Ballet
  • Titeresca — Ballet
  • Provincianas — Ballet
  • Tres Poemas for Soprano & Chamber Orchestra


Salvador Contreras is the only living member of the Mexican group The Four. He Studied violin and orchestra conducting with Silvestre Revueltas, and harmony, counterpoint and musical form with Candelario Huízar. He then studied composition with Carlos Chavez at the national conservatory of Mexico. He was Violinist at the Symphony Orchestra of Mexico.

In 1935 he formed together with Ayala, Moncayo and Galindo the Grupo de los Cuatro. He was Professor at the New England Conservatory of Music.

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Dying days:
(1845) Gustav Albert Lortzing: Premiere of Undine, in Magdeburg, Germany.
(1889) Giacomo Puccini: Premiere of Edgar, in Milan, Italy.
(1918) Sergey Prokofiev: Premiere of the Classical Symphony in D major op. 25, in St. Petersburg, Russia, with Prokofiev conducting.
(1945) Olivier Messiaen: Premiere of Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine, in Paris, France.
(1948) Ralph Vaughan Williams: Premiere of Symphony no. 6 in e minor, in London, England.

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