The Judeo-Portuguese musical traditions in France

SPECIAL PROMOTION until June 30th 2017: 9,90 € instead of 20 € (delivery cost not included), on the occasion of Hervé Roten’s conference on May 3rd in Bordeaux’s synagogue

Hervé Roten - Maisonneuve et Larose, 2000, Paris.

During the first half of the XVIth century, several families composed of Portuguese Maranos, who fled the persecutions from the Inquisition, settle in Bayonne’s region. Considered as “new Christians”, they practice secretly Judaism until its official recognition in 1790.

These ancient Portuguese nations from South West of France have already been the subject of many researches. But their musical traditions have never been studied completely. This book aims for this.

During nearly 200 years, the Jewish communities of Bordeaux and Bayonne developed an intense musical activity, as witnessed by the ten compilations of sheet music and many recordings that exist today. These sources offer a multiple view on the Judeo-Portuguese musical traditions in France.

Buy the book.

You may also like

Du salon au front : Fernand Halphen (1872-1917), composer, patron and director of military music

A collective work published in April 2017 under the direction of Laure Schnapper, with the collaboration of Pierre-André Meyer – Preface by Hervé (…)

Discovering Jewish music: a conference by Hervé Roten

On May 3rd 2017 at 7 pm in the synagogue of Bordeaux, Hervé Roten will hold a conference on Jewish music, illustrated with many audio and video (…)

Marc-Alain Ouaknin invites Hervé Roten on his radio show « Talmudiques » broadcasted on France Culture

Radion Program on April 9 and 16 2017, from 9h10 am to 9h42 am. The blooming encounters of Jewish traditional songs with French variety gave (…)

Centennial of the passing of Fernand Halphen

For the centennial year of the passing of Fernand Halphen (1872 - 1917), several events will take place : Concerts, publication of a collective (…)

Courses cycle: Jewish art music in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries (Italy, France, Holland)

The Elie Wiesel Institute organizes with the European Institute for Jewish Music a four courses cycle, on January 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th 2017 (…)