Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Aires de Sefarad: Jorge Liderman and multiculturalism in the Judeo-Spanish romancero
by van den Bogerd, Nicolette Maria Madeleine, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 84; 10147321
Abstract (Summary)

The Judeo-Spanish romancero is a sung folk genre, and an oral tradition dating back to twelfth-century Spain derived from medieval Spanish epics and the Spanish ballad. Although the majority of the continental Judeo-Spanish romanceros were lost after the Spanish Inquisition, they are still found throughout the Diaspora. French poet Isaac Levy documented this in Chants judéo-espagnols, a 1959 anthology in which Levy compiled original fifteenth-century Judeo-Spanish romancero melodies in the Mediterranean regions. Argentine composer Jorge Liderman was inspired by Judeo-Spanish music after visiting Spain and composed Aires de Sefarad, using selections from Levy's anthology. In this study, the Judeo-Spanish romancero within the scope of Liderman’s Argentine musical compositional output are explored. In addition, the musical parameters of both the Judeo-Spanish and the Argentine romancero are investigated. A consideration of the interchange of musical characteristics of both the Argentine and the Judeo-Spanish romancero in Aires de Sefarad is presented in this research, as well as how this contributed to the emergence of a multicultural romancero.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Doyle, Alicia M.
Commitee: Forney, Kristine K., Hickman, Roger, Verdie de Vas-Romero, Adriana
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, European Studies, Latin American Studies, Judaic studies
Keywords: Argentina, Jewish diaspora, Judeo-Spanish, Liderman, Jorge, Sephardic, Spain
Publication Number: 10147321
ISBN: 978-1-369-02546-0
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