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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Contemplating Music by Joseph Kerman. Challenges to Musicology by Joseph Kerman. With this book, Joseph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream of modern intellectual history. He treats not only the study of the history of Western art music–with which musicology is traditionally equated–but also sometimes vexed relations between music history and other fields: Kerman sees and contemplatkng a change in the study of music toward a critical orientation.

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As examples, he presents fascinating vignettes of Bach research in the s and Beethoven studies in the s. He sketches the work of prominent scholars and theorists: Meyer, Heinrich Schenker, Milton Babbit, and many others.

keran And he comments on such various subjects as the amazing absorption of Stephen Foster’s songs into the canons of “black” music, the new intensity of Verdi research, controversies about performance on historical instruments, and the merits and demerits of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

Contemplating Music is filled with wisdom and trenchant commentary. It will spark controversy contemp,ating musicologists of all stripes and will give many musicians and amateurs an entirely new perspective on the world of music.

Paperbackpages. Published January 20th by Harvard University Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, contemplaring sign up. To ask other readers questions about Contemplating Musicplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Apr 06, Bethany rated it really liked it Contemlpating Not a book for the casual reader, but an important one.


Contemplating Music is the very book that set the stage for how musicology is taught at the collegiate level in our times. Kerman’s philosophies are slightly contemplatinf in some areas, only because this book is an exploratory piece in how we were to move forward.

Reading this book helps one who is studying music comprehend why our understanding of ancient music and all that came after stands where it does. If it is a field you hold interest in, Not a book for the casual reader, but an important one. If it is a field you hold interest in, I do recommend reading Contemplating Music. This book is written in very technical terms by a professor, to other leading members of musicology. Also note, much of the book is filled with name dropping and discussions on the research of others.

You need not know who these people are necessarily to absorb the themes Kerman pens, but know that there is a lot of sifting of information required here. Oct 10, Lobstergirl rated it really liked it Recommended to Lobstergirl by: Don’t be fooled by the arid title and hideous kermam, or put cotnemplating by the admittedly frightening term musicology.

It’s still a less offensive word than wedges. If you know nothing about classical music history or criticism, yes, this will be a dense foray. But it will still be pleasant reading. It received a glowing review from the New York Review of Bookswhich indicates accessibility for the nonspecialist reader. Kerman has become one of my favorite writers on music, with a style not only cohe Don’t be fooled kermn the arid title and hideous cover, or put off by the admittedly frightening term musicology.

Kerman has become one of my favorite writers on music, with a style not only coherent but vivid and imaginative. A few months ago I had never heard of him.

Now, I want to read everything he ever wrote. Conjoined with a fanatical scientism, a search for quasi-logical precision of reference which tortured his syntax into increasingly Jamesian spirals for very un-Jamesian ends, there was contemplaging undertone of distress, even rage, erupting into repeated assaults and innuendos directed against various predictable targets. Aug 03, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Why the ethnomusicology hate, Joseph Kerman?

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This book caused many a raised eyebrow and “hmmm”. In a good way. Sep 19, Jarry J arjona rated it it was amazing. Jul 30, Marc rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Although more than 20 years old, Kerman’s analysis of ker,an field remains depressingly accurate. And even when he’s not on-target, Kerman is always articulate and provocative.

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Joseph Wilfred Kerman — born Zukerman — – was an American critic and musicologist.

One of the leading musicologists of his generation, his book Contemplating Music: Books by Joseph Kerman. Trivia About Contemplating Mus Just a moment while we sign you in to your Contemp,ating account.