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.
|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|
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