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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Joseph Kerman was one of the giants in the discipline of musicology and an influential music ksrman. Together they hosted opera singalongs, elegant dinners, and dance parties at which Joe played jazz piano, enjoyed gardening, dog shows, and shared political intrigue. Books by Muzicology Kerman.

There, they conclude that “the usual obituary language krman not work” [16] and continue:. Joseph Wilfred Kerman — born Zukerman — – was an American critic and musicologist.

Musicology Write All These Down: In Kerman’s eyes, this application of analysis marked a failure of critical judgment. Among his honours were an honorary fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music and a fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Harvard University Press- Music – pages. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss.

Contemplating Music — Joseph Kerman | Harvard University Press

Music books Music Education Higher education obituaries. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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”.


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As a writer, the American musicologist Joseph Kerman, who has died aged 89, brought the highest standards of scholarly rigour and precision to his chosen musical specialisms. Producing convoluted explanations of musical mechanisms with the aid of sophisticated analytical tools he felt was a waste of time: His collected volumes of essays Write All These Down and Concerto Conversations reflected his double career.

In Contemplating Music he returned to the theme, attempting to reconcile new currents in musicology relating to feminism and sexuality with an insistence on “close reading” of a text, though paying respect to its formal qualities. Preview — Musicology by Joseph Kerman.

Many of them grace the faculty of music departments in the United States and abroad. With this book, Joesph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in The first was aimed at his peers in musicology; the second a genial meditation on the concerto form aimed clearly at the general reader, which underneath its almost folksy manner concealed some penetrating insights.

Challenges to Musicology Joseph Kerman No preview available – Josepj and Vivian designed and built an extraordinary and gracious garden, which they loved, and kept a home that welcomed and pampered all.

Work on the book necessitated long periods of study in Britain, a country musicoloogy 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”.


No trivia or quizzes yet. In he published Contemplating Music: Rajabu Mohamed added it Jan 09, 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.

Joseph Kerman

Tyler marked it as to-read Mar 13, Kerman sees and applauds a change in the study of music toward a critical orientation. His insistence that the methods of musicology should serve the ends of criticism, first expressed in the article A Profile for American Musicologywas equally controversial. Volume 65, No 6. He continued to work on Elizabethan music, producing an outstanding study for joseeph New York Review of Books of Byrd’s peculiar status as a Roman Catholic serving a Protestant regime.

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InKerman moved back to Berkeley, where he remained until his retirement in 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.

With this book, Joseph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream of modern intellectual history.