Bibliography

FURTHER READING

English-Language Sources

Brenner, Helmut

2000 Juventino Rosas: His Life, His Work, His Time. Warren, MI: Harmonie Park Press (a biography and study of the works of the composer of the famous waltz "Sobre las olas").

Broyles-González, Yolanda

2001 Lydia Mendoza’s Life in Music: Norteño Tejano Legacies/La historia de Lydia Mendoza. New York: Oxford University Press (an autography of the Texas-Mexican singer, with analysis of her career and an accompanying compact disc).

Burr, Ramiro

1999 The Billboard Guide to Tejano and Regional Mexican Music. New York: Billboard Books (a reference work to many styles of Mexican popular music).

Garland, Peter

1999 In Search of Silvestre Revueltas: Essays 1978–1990. Santa Fe, NM: Soundings Press (essays on the music and life of the composer).

Geijerstam, Claes af

1976 Popular Music in Mexico. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press (a survey of popular music styles up to the 1970s).

Koegel, John

2006 "Mexican Musicians in California and the United States, 1910–1950." California History vol. 84, no. 1 (Fall 2006), pp. 7–29, 64–69 (the careers of Mexican popular and classical musicians in the United States).

Madrid, Alejandro L.

2008 Nor-Tec Rifa! Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World. New York: Oxford University Press (an examination of a recent form of popular Mexican music, which developed along the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana).

Madrid-González, Alejandro L.

2008 Sounds of the Modern Nation: Music, Culture, and Ideas in Post-Revolutionary Mexico. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press (a study of modernist art music in Mexico after the Revolution).

Mann, Kristin Dutcher

2010 The Power of Song: Music and Dance in the Mission Communities of Northern New Spain, 15901810. Stanford: Stanford University Press (the use of music in the conversion to Christianity of native peoples in northern New Spain).

McDowell, John H.

2000 Poetry and Violence: The Ballad Tradition of Mexico’s Costa Chica. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press (the corrido tradition in the "Costa Chica" along the Pacific coast in the state of Guerrero).

Parker, Robert L.

1983 Carlos Chávez: Mexico's Modern-Day Orpheus. Boston, MA: Twayne Publishers (a biography and study of the music of the composer).

Pedelty, Mark

2004 Musical Ritual in Mexico City: From the Aztec to NAFTA. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press (an anthropological-historical view of Mexican music up to the present day).

Ragland, Cathy

2009 Música Norteña: Mexican Migrants Creating a Nation between Nations. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press (a study of the popular music genre)

Russell, Craig

2009 From Serra to Sancho: Music and Pageantry in the California Missions. New York: Oxford University Press (examines Catholic sacred music in the California missions during the Spanish and Mexican periods).

Saavedra, Leonora

2001 "Of Selves and Others: Historiography, Ideology, and the Politics of Modern Mexican Music." PhD dissertation, University of Pittsburgh (studies the relationship of Mexican art music to politics and nationalism with an emphasis on Chávez and Ponce).

Sheehy, Daniel Edward

2006 Mariachi Music in America: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. New York: Oxford University Press (an introduction to mariachi music, with a focus on mariachi performance in the United States; includes a compact disc).

Simonett, Helena

2001 Banda: Mexican Musical Life Across Borders. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press (an in-depth ethnomusicological-historical study of banda sinaloense)

Stevenson, Robert

1952 Music in Mexico. New York: Crowell (the first comprehensive history of Mexican art music in English; no similar, exhaustive study in English has yet replaced it).

Sturman, Janet

2000 Zarzuela: Spanish Operetta, American Stage. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press (the history of zarzuela in Mexico, the United States, and Cuba).

Zolov, Eric

1999 Refried Elvis: The Rise of the Mexican Counterculture. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press (the history and cultural significance of rock music in Mexico, and its relationship to political developments).

Spanish-Language Sources

Baquiero Foster, Jerónimo

1964 Historia de la música en Mexico. III. La música en el periodo independiente. Mexico City: Secretaria de Educación Pública, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (a history of nineteenth-century Mexican art music).

Bitrán, Yael, and Ricardo Miranda, eds.

2002 Diálogo de resplandores: Carlos Chávez y Silvestre Revueltas. Mexico City: CONACULTA (essays on the music of Chávez and Revueltas in honor of their centenaries).

Contreras Arias, Juan Guillermo

1988 Atlas cultural de México: Música. Secretaría de Educación Pública (examines musical instruments in Mexico, especially in indigenous communities).

Contreras Soto, Eduardo

2000 Silvestre Revueltas: Baile, duelo y son. Mexico City: CONACULTA (a biography of the composer).

De la Peza Casares, María del Carmen

2001 El bolero y la educación sentimental en México. México: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Xochimilco and Miguel ├žngel Porrúa (presents the many different poetic and emotional meanings of the bolero form).

Dordelly Núñez, Hiriam, ed.

2004 Cancionero del Cuarteto Coculense: Sones abajeños. Mexico City: INBA and CENIDIM (musical transcriptions of the sones recorded by the Cuarteto Coculense in 1908–09, with a study and a compact disc of some of these early mariachi recordings).

Granados, Pável

2000 XEW 70 años en el aire. México: Editorial Clio (a lavishly illustrated study of XEW, the leading Mexican radio station noted for broadcasting from 1930 the music of Agustín Lara and other popular Mexican songwriters).

Jáuregui, Jesús

2007 El Mariachi. Símbolo musical de México. Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (an essential and profusely illustrated history of the mariachi).

Koegel, John

2009 "Grabaciones tempranas de música y músicos mexicanos." Discanto: Ensayos de Investigación Musical vol. 2 (2009), pp. 63–83 (covers the earliest recordings of Mexican music from the 1890s through 1919).

Loaeza, Guadalupe Loaeza, and Pável Granados

2008 Mi novia, la tristeza. Mexico City: Océano (an illustrated biography of Agustín Lara).

Mayer-Serra, Otto

1941 Panorama de la música mexicana desde la independencia hasta la actualidad. Mexico City: El Colegio de México (a still-useful history of Mexican art music).

Mendoza, Vicente T.

1982 La canción mexicana: Ensayo de clasificación y antología. Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Económica (an extensive study of the Mexican canción form).

1984 Panorama de la música tradicional de México. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas (a survey of Mexican traditional music).

Miranda, Ricardo

1998 Manuel M. Ponce: Ensayo sobre su vida y obra. México: CONACULTA (a biography of the composer and a study of his works).

2001 Ecos, alientos y sonidos: Ensayos sobre música mexicana. Xalapa and Mexico City: Universidad Veracruzana and Fondo de Cultura Ecónomica (essays on the history of Mexican music).

Moreno Rivas, Yolanda

1994 La composición en México en el siglo XX. Mexico City: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexican art music in the twentieth century, up to the 1990s).

1989 Historia de la música popular mexicana. Mexico City: Alianza Editorial Mexicana: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (the history of Mexican popular music).

1989 Rostros del nacionalismo en la música mexicana: Un ensayo de interpretación. Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Económica (nationalism in art music).

Saldívar, Gabriel, and Elisa Osorio Bolio

1934 Historia de la música en México (Epocas precortesiana y colonial). Mexico City: Editorial "Cvltvra" (the first important study of Mexican music before independence).

Vega, ├žlvaro, and Enrique Martín

2006 Guty Cárdenas: Cancionero. Mérida: Centro Regional de Investigación, Documentación y Difusión Musicales "Gerónimo Baquero Foster," Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatán (a biography of the singer, an analysis of his career, with musical transcriptions of his recordings and an accompanying compact disc).

FURTHER LISTENING

Los Camperos de Valles

2005 El ave de mi sonar: Mexican Sones Huastecos. Smithsonian Folkways CD SFW 40512 (traditional sones huastecos)

Cano, Nati, and Los Camperos

2002 ¡Viva el Mariachi!: Nati Cano's Mariachi Los Camperos. Smithsonian Folkways CD SFW40459 (mariachi standards by the Los Angeles–based ensemble).

Chávez, Carlos

1992 Chávez: The Complete Symphonies. Vox 2-CD set 5061.

Cuarteto, Coculense

1998 Cuarteto Coculense: The Very First Mariachi Recordings, 1908–1909. Arhoolie CD 7036 (a CD anthology of the earliest recordings of mariachi music).

Downs, Lila

1997 La sandunga. Narada CD 72435-93642-2-3 (Down’s interpretations of traditional and popular music from southern Mexico).

Gutiérrez, José, and Los Hermanos Ochoa

2003 La Bamba: Sones Jarochos from Veracruz. Smithsonian Folkways CD SFW40505 (sones jarochos from the state of Veracruz).

Hernández, Guillermo

1997 The Mexican Revolution. Arhoolie 4-CD set CD-7041 (an essential collection of historic recordings of corridos dealing with the Revolution, with extensive liner notes by Guillermo Hernández).

Lifschitz, Max

1995 Mexico: 100 Years of Piano Music. North/South Consonance CD N/S R 1010 (a collection of Mexican piano music, played by Max Lifschitz).

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

2000 Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán: 40 temas originales. RCA Victor 2-CD set 74321-72842-2 (40 songs recorded by the world-famous mariachi).

Revueltas, Silvestre

1999 Revueltas: The Centennial Anthology, 1899–1999. RCA Red Seal CD 09026-6354822 (recordings of 15 works by Revueltas).

Various Artists

1952 Indian Music of Mexico. Folkways Records (Henrietta Yurchenco’s field recordings of Tzotzil, Cora, Yaqui, Seri, and Huichol music).

1965 The Marimba of Oaxaca, Mexico. Folkways Records (sones and other forms played by marimba ensembles).

1985 Antologia del Son de México/Anthology of Mexican Sones. Corason 3-CD set COCD101- COCD103 (traditional sones from various parts of Mexico).

1994 Pure Purepecha: Pirekuas, the Purepecha Indian Love Songs and Abejenos Dance Music. Corason CD COCD119 (traditional music of the Tarascan Indians of Michoacán).

2001 Bandas Sinaloenses: Música tambora. Arhoolie CD 7048 (a collection of recordings from the 1950s and 1960s of different bandas sinaloenses).

FURTHER VIEWING

Blank, Les

2003 Chulas Fronteras. Brazos Films (interviews and live footage of Texas-Mexican and norteño popular musicians such as Lydia Mendoza, Flaco Jiménez, Narcisco Martínez, and Los Alegres de Terán).

Cano, Natividad, Jesús Guzmán, and Daniel E. Sheehy

2010 The Sounds of Mariachi: Lessons in Mariachi Performance. Smithsonian Folkways (demonstrates techniques in performing mariachi music; very useful in showing musical style and instruments used in the mariachi ensemble).

Chiapas Media Project

2002 Son de la tierra/Song of the Earth: Traditional Music from the Highlands of Chiapas. Chiapas Media Project (discusses the role of traditional music and musicians in Tzotzil society in Chiapas).

Horn, David

2004 Canciones de mi padre. Elektra (live concert footage with an introduction of Linda Ronstadt’s concerts of popular and traditional Mexican music, accompanied by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán).

Jiménez, José Alfredo

2005 José Alfredo Jiménez: La historia del rey. Sony BMG Music Entertainment (television performances by the famous ranchera songwriter and singer)

Smithsonian Folkways

2005 The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways Video Anthology of Music and Dance of the Americas. Volume 6: Central and South America (Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela) (originally produced in 1995; presents mostly short excerpts of traditional music from these countries).

Zakka, Henry

2004 Chalino Sánchez: Una vida de peligros. Uno Productions (biography of the singer of narcocorridos, whose life and murder mirrored the stories of some of his corridos).