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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With his wife, Vivian Kerman, he wrote the widely used textbook, Listen[7] first published in and now in its 7th edition co-authored by Gary Tomlinson. Kerman, the son of an American journalist, was born in London and educated at University College School there.

Open Preview See a Problem? It marked the beginning of a long, fruitful relationship with English Golden Age music in general and the music of William Byrd in particular. For him, writing about music was a humane discipline along the lines of literary criticism, and he deplored the tendency he noted towards arcane jargon and “scientism” in musicology.

Together they hosted opera singalongs, elegant dinners, and dance parties at which Joe played jazz piano, enjoyed gardening, dog shows, and shared political intrigue.


Sapphire Ng marked it as to-read Feb 16, Kerman’s self-image of his role, which continued until”was that of a generalist, at home with all of classical music, including of course contemporary music — the mode was descriptive and evaluative, often enthusiastic and often judgmental”. Unlike many of his colleagues, Kerman was convinced that thinking and writing about music was too important to be left to academics. Refresh and try again. Join Our Mailing Musjcology Even though he retired in after 43 years on the UC Berkeley faculty, he remained active in musicological circles for many years thereafter.


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Read, highlight, and take notes, kerma web, tablet, and phone. The university, for its part, was aggrieved to discover that Kerman still retained a post in Berkeley in his absence, though the fact that Kerman sold his beloved house in Berkeley surely proved he was serious about the move to Oxford.

His scholarly interests broadened out to include Verdi on Strunk’s suggestion and, later, Beethoven. The Art of Fugue examines JS Bach’s exploration of the contrapuntal possibilities of a jseph theme. After a spell at Westminster Choir College, in Princeton but part of Rider Universityhe moved musicplogy the University of California, Berkeley, rising to professor in It will spark controversy among musicologists of all stripes and will give many musicians and amateurs an entirely new perspective on the world of music.

Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology – Joseph Kerman – Google Books

Meyer, Heinrich Schenker, Miltion Babbit, and many others. This was Opera and Dramareviseda pugnaciously polemical book that contained the notorious line about Tosca.

The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. Sedat marked it as to-read Jan 24, Joseph Kerman was one of the giants in the discipline of musicology and an influential music critic.

Musicology by Joseph Kerman. Joseph Kerman held many honors among his most cherished being tapped to give the Faculty Research Lecture at UC Berkeley, the highest peer accolade for a Berkeley scholar. With this book, Joesph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in Kerman sees and applauds a change in the study of music towarda critical orientation, As examples, he presents a fascinating vignettes of Bach research in the ‘s and Beethoven studies in the ‘s.


Other editions – View all Contemplating Music: It will spark controversy among musicologists of all stripes and will give many musicians and amateurs an entirely new perspective on the world of music. By this time, Kerman had already begun to write musical criticism for The Hudson Review, a fiercely intellectual journal, where he found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of the art critic Clement Greenberg and the literary critic Northrop Frye.

In he published Contemplating Music: Joseph Kerman”, Opera LondonJune If you or any of your relatives or friends have issues talked about I am very sorry. He sketches the work of prominent scholars and theorists: Joseph Wilfred Kerman — born Zukerman — – was an American critic and musicologist.

Gazmend Kryeziu marked it as to-read Jul 12, Kerman served in the U. Volume 65, No 6. Show 25 25 50 All. In formulating his goal of a critical musicology, Kerman’s musicllogy remained the Edinburgh professor Donald Tovey, whose Essays in Musical Analysis had first inspired him to become a musicologist.

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