The "Joropo" in Venezuela's Musical Modernity

Cultural Capital in José Clemente Laya's "Sonata Venezolana"

The Venezuelan "Escuela Nacional Moderna" (1930s-40s) considered the "joropo" folk dance an inherently rich musical expression that demanded the soptlight of artistic autonomy. José Clemenete Laya's "Sonata venezolana" (1946) demonstrates how these composers transformed the framework of sonata form with the "joropo's" musical presence.

Journal Muzikoloski Zbornik
Year 2016
Volume 52
Issue 1
Pages 51-72

Pedrozam, Ludim Rebeca (2016) The "Joropo" in Venezuela's Musical Modernity: Cultural Capital in José Clemente Laya's "Sonata Venezolana". In: Muzikoloski Zbornik: Musicological Annual, Vol. 52, No. 1, pp. 51-72. Available at


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