THE EXPRESSION OF SORROW IN DOBRUDJA’S TRADITIONAL MUSICAL FOLKLORE

Rosu, A.
Abstract:
In the vast majority of the situations, the scientific papers related to the Romanian folklore have had as main topics types of traditional customs which are interpreted by ensembles and have a somewhat spectacular character in relation to other folkloric categories; which accounts for the fact that they are the ones which are best known both internally and abroad. Songs and “doinas” sung in concerts with audiences, presented with orchestral accompaniment and with literary lyrics (thus, easy to understand by the public and, implicitly, easy to translate) belong to the new folklore. This paper, however, mainly brings to attention (including through examples) some particularly important characteristics of the songs/doinas belonging to the traditional musical folklore of the Romanians in Dobrudja, following a brief presentation of the context in which the folkloric creation of this area has evolved and an equally necessary, but brief, explanation of the content of the Romanian/ Dobrudjan folkloric phenomenon as a whole. It should be noted that, as we are dealing with authentic traditional folklore, the lyrics of the analysed songs have the specificity and originality of the popular spoken language (which is quite different from the literary Romanian language), this only makes possible an approximate translation in another language, which deprives those lyrics of the beauty, musicality and sensibility of the original versions.
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Year:
2019
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
musical folklore; uncommon genres; song; doina
Volume:
6
SGEM Book title:
6th International Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2019
Book number:
6.1
SGEM Series:
International Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
115-122
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
11-14 April, 2019
ISBN:
978-619-7408-75-1
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
6th International Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2019, 11-14 April, 2019
DOI:
10.5593/sgemsocial2019V/6.1/S09.014
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