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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The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. Kerman died at his home in Berkeley on March 17, 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. Kerman published numerous other books and articles.

Contemplating Music

Kerman became a full professor in and was chairman of the music department from to Bukofzer, professor on the Berkeley music faculty from until his premature death inwas another important influence on him.

It marked the beginning kerma a long, fruitful relationship with English Golden Age music in general and the music of William Byrd in particular.

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 keman the general public”. 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.

He based his first book, Opera as Dramaon a series of essays written for The Hudson Review beginning in Kerman, the son of an American journalist, was born in London and educated at University College School there. And he comments on such various subjects as the amazing absorption of Stephen Foster’s songs into the cannons of “black” music, the new intensity of Verdi research, controversies about performance on historical instruments, and the muslcology and demerits of “The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.


His scholarly interests broadened out to include Verdi on Strunk’s suggestion and, later, Beethoven.

Joseph Kerman

Inhe was appointed Heather Professor of Hoseph at Oxford Universitya post he held untilwhen he returned to Berkeley and again became chairman of the music department from until his retirement in Joseph Kerman”, Opera LondonJune Harvard University Press Amazon. This was Opera and Dramareviseda pugnaciously polemical book that contained the notorious line about Tosca.

Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. Aug 13, Stockflyer rated it did not like it. Gabriel marked it as to-read Nov 28, Contemplating Music is filled with wisdom and trenchant commentary. Preview — Musicology by Joseph Kerman. One of the leading musicologists of his generation, his book Contemplating Music: With this book, Joseph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream of modern intellectual history.

He is survived by his brother, the noted bassoonist George Zukerman, his son Peter Kerman, his daughter Lucy Kerman, and five grandchildren: His collected volumes of essays Write All These Down and Concerto Conversations reflected his double career.

Composers who failed to display organic tendencies in their music were automatically downgraded. In the last forty years musicology has become a flourishing academic discipline and has impressed itself upon every musician and music lover. Here is the first full-scale of ideas and ideologies in music over the past forty years; a period during which virtually every aspect of music was transformed.


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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. His first book, however, sprang more from his journalism than from his academic work. Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests.

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Among his honours were an honorary fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music and a fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Want to Read saving…. Professor Kerman’s book is the first full-scale account of American and British musicology over this, the main span of its development.

Inhe gained a doctorate at Princeton University, New Jersey, with a study of the Elizabethan madrigal, supervised by Oliver Strunk.

I have tried to read it twice and it isn’t anything I can concentrate on. Kerman ioseph and applauds a change in the study of music toward a critical orientation.

John rated it really liked it Mar 29, InKerman moved back to Berkeley, where he remained until his retirement in