Musicology [Joseph Kerman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. With this book, Joesph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the art music–with which musicology is tradtionally equated–but also sometimes. As a writer, the American musicologist Joseph Kerman, who has died aged 89, brought the highest standards of scholarly rigour and precision.

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Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. Work on the book necessitated long periods of study in Britain, a country he enjoyed because “the general musical literacy over here is more concentrated and there’s more of it — the contact you have between music and the general public”.

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March Short pages 6 x 9 inches North America only. Unlike many of his colleagues, Kerman was convinced that thinking and writing about music was too important to be left to academics. Inhe was appointed Heather Professor of Music at Oxford Universitya post he held untilwhen he returned to Berkeley and again became chairman of the music department from until his retirement in By this time, Kerman had already begun to write musical criticism for The Hudson Review, kkerman fiercely intellectual journal, where he found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of the keramn critic Clement Greenberg and the literary critic Northrop Frye.

Sedat marked it as to-read Jan 24, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He again became chairman of the Music Department from until Challenges to Musicology Joseph Kerman Snippet view – As examples, he presents fascinating vignettes of Bach research in the s and Beethoven studies in the s.


Contemplating Music

Thanks for telling us musicolgy the problem. Musicology by Joseph Kerman. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. He sketched the work of prominent scholars and theorists: Return to Book Page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Books by Joseph Kerman.

This page was last edited on 16 Januaryat Joseph Kerman”, Opera LondonJune Other editions – View all Contemplating Music: Open Preview See a Problem? Joe and Vivian designed and built an extraordinary and gracious garden, which they loved, and kept a home that welcomed and pampered all.

The first was aimed at his peers in musicology; the second a genial meditation on the kdrman form aimed clearly at the general reader, which underneath its almost folksy manner concealed some penetrating insights. During his time there, he published Listening, a primer in western art music for college students written in collaboration with his wife Vivian, whom he had married in Many of them grace the faculty of music departments in the United States and abroad.

Professor of Music, Emeritus. He based his first book, Opera as Dramaon a series of essays written for The Hudson Review beginning in He continued to work on Elizabethan music, producing an outstanding study for the New York Review of Books of Byrd’s peculiar status as a Roman Catholic serving a Protestant regime.

Professor Joseph Kerman (1924–2014)

For Kerman, the value of an opera as drama is undermined when there is a perceived disconnection between text and music. BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 30, Kerman’s son Jonathan died inand Vivian died in He sketches the work of prominent scholars and theorists: He constantly challenged conventional musicological assumptions across his more than half-century career in an attempt to stimulate more profound academic discussion about music in the discipline.


You may really enjoy the topic. Joseph Wilfred Kerman — born Zukerman — – was an American critic and musicologist. Rkq added it Jan 24, Loading comments… Trouble josepb

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There, they conclude that “the usual obituary language would not work” [16] and continue:. After a spell at Westminster Choir College, in Princeton but part of Rider Universityhe moved to the University of California, Berkeley, rising to professor in Professor Kerman’s book is the first full-scale account of American and British musicology jsoeph this, the main span of its development.

In formulating his goal of a critical musicology, Kerman’s model remained the Edinburgh professor Donald Tovey, whose Essays in Musical Analysis had first inspired him to become a musicologist. One of the leading musicologists of his generation, his book Contemplating Music: In he published Contemplating Music: Harvard University Press- Music – pages. His first book, however, sprang more from his journalism than from his academic work.