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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In the last forty years musicology has become a flourishing academic discipline and has impressed itself upon every musician and music lover. Gazmend Kryeziu marked it as to-read Jul 12, He is survived by another son, Peter, a daughter, Lucy, and a brother, the bassoonist George Zukerman. 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 jiseph of a text, though paying respect to its formal qualities.

Challenges to Musicology Joseph Kerman No preview available – Volume 65, No 6. Challenges to Musicologywhich argued that the intellectual isolation of musical theorists and musicologists and their excessively positivistic approach had hampered the development of serious musical criticism. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tyler marked it as to-read Mar 13, Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Views Read Edit View history.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Kerman died at his home in Berkeley on March 17, Navy after his graduation and upon his discharge from the service married Vivian Shaviro on September 14, Contemplating Music is filled with wisdom and trenchant musicologh. Rkq added it Jan 24, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Musicology by Joseph Kerman

March Short pages 6 x 9 inches North America only. Sedat marked it as to-read Jan 24, He again became chairman of the Music Department from until Join Our Mailing List: Return to Book Page. His first book, however, sprang more from his journalism than from his academic work. He then joined the musicoogy of University of California, Berkeley where he became a full professor in and was chairman of the music department from to Kerman published numerous other books and articles.


As examples, he presents fascinating vignettes of Bach research in the s and Beethoven studies in the s.

Meyer, Heinrich Schenker, Miltion Babbit, and many others. Professor Kerman’s book is the first full-scale josep of American and British musicology over this, the main span of its development. Meyer, Heinrich Schenker, Milton Babbit, and many others. Professor of Music, Emeritus.

Kerman served in the U.

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Described in The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians as “a defining moment in the field”, [1] the book has been credited as helping to shape a ” new musicology ” that is willing to engage with feminist theoryhermeneuticsqueer studiesand post-structuralism. Harvard University Press- Music – pages. He based his first book, Opera as Dramaon a series of essays written for The Hudson Musicolohy beginning in After a spell at Westminster Choir College, in Princeton but part of Rider Universityhe musicollogy to the University of California, Berkeley, rising to professor in Edward Lear muzicology an apt character to think about at Christmas-time.

Grunde Waag rated it liked it Sep 05, Producing convoluted explanations of musical mechanisms with the aid of sophisticated analytical tools he felt was a waste of time: Books by Keerman Kerman.


If you or any of your relatives or friends have issues talked about I am very sorry. One of the joseeph musicologists of his josph, his book Contemplating Music: Kerman sees and applauds a change in the study of music toward a critical orientation.

Among his honours were an honorary fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music and a fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 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.

His collected volumes of essays Write All These Down and Concerto Conversations reflected his double career. The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics.

Contemplating Music

His appointment as professor of music at Oxford in should have been the happy culmination of the love-affair, but Kerman chafed at the administrative burden placed on him. Opera and the Morbidity of Music is a collection of essays for the general reader that points to the falseness of the recurring belief that classical music is about to die: Joe and Vivian designed and built an extraordinary and gracious garden, which they loved, and kept a home that welcomed and pampered all.

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He was also a teacher at American and British universities for more than 40 years. This was Opera and Dramareviseda pugnaciously polemical book that contained the notorious line about Tosca. For Kerman, the value of an opera as drama is undermined when there is jospeh perceived disconnection between text and music.