BIOGRAPHY

1946
Together with José Pablo Moncayo, Luis Sandi, Blas Galindo, Rodolfo Halffter, Adolfo Salazar and Jesús Bal y Gay, he founds Nuestra Música, an association whose aim was to promote chamber concerts, particularly of Mexican music, edit the music of Mexican composers (hence the creation of Ediciones Mexicanas de Música, A.C.) and the Nuestra Música magazine under the direction of Rodolfo Halffter.
The composers who publish Nuestra Música, they stated in the editorial of the magazine’s first issue, have come together in order to work as a brotherhood.
Since our creative temperaments are different –which we believe is fortunate --there is no room for the adoption of a general esthetic position, nor for an institution of a mandatory creed. We are not a school. Neither do we aspire to be…
for Nuestra Música to reflect the Mexican musical reality, focused from our particular viewpoint. We are committed to disclosing the work of all those masters, living or dead, whose significance within our musical life represents a contribution.


1947-1952
After formulating and drafting the Organic Bill of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature), he is appointed the Institute’s Director General. With the same spirit and expanding the directions and objectives that characterized his work with the Mexican Symphony Orchestra, he undertakes a significant task for Mexico’s artistic life that begins, in the musical field, with the creation by decree of the Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatory, named a little later the National Symphony Orchestra, in the hands of José Pablo Moncayo. This was followed by the creation of the Chamber Orchestra of Fine Arts, the Quintet of Wind Instruments and the Art Quartet. He encourages the already existing chamber and choral groups, sponsors independent concert musicians, provides sources of work to national composers, and supports musical education in schools, institutions and workshops for beginners and for higher education.
In the field of research, he creates the Musical Research Section, and in the area of dissemination, he brings about continuity and permanence through the Conciertos de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Concerts), concerts in the states and school concerts, scheduled through their respective sections.
The governments of Belgium, Sweden, France and Italy award him, respectively, the distinctions of Commander of the Order of the Polar Star, Official of the Legion of Honor and the Star of Italian Solidarity.
Composes the Sinfonía no.3