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Kerman became a full professor in and was chairman of the music department from to 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.
Preview — Musicology by Joseph Kerman. His appointment as professor of music musiology Oxford in should have been the happy culmination of the love-affair, but Kerman chafed at the administrative burden placed on him. Account Options Sign in.
Challenges to Musicology UK title: Bukofzer, professor on the Berkeley music faculty from until his premature death inwas another important influence on him.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. At the same time, Kerman was keen to distance himself from the out-and-out formalism of music analysis, which gained enormous prestige during his career.
Grunde Waag rated it liked it Sep 05, Show 25 25 kermaan All. John rated it really liked it Mar 29, With his wife, Vivian Kerman, he wrote the widely used textbook, Listen first published in and now in its 7th edition co-authored by Gary Tomlinson. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Harvard University Press Amazon.
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Join Our Mailing List: Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. If you or any of your relatives or friends have issues talked about I am very sorry. Music books Music Education Higher education obituaries. One of muiscology leading musicologists of his generation, his book Contemplating Music: There, they conclude that “the usual obituary language would not work”  and continue:.
Volume 65, No 6. Together they hosted opera singalongs, elegant dinners, and muxicology parties at which Joe played jazz piano, enjoyed gardening, dog shows, and shared political intrigue. He is survived by another son, Peter, a musiccology, Lucy, and a brother, the bassoonist George Zukerman. Adrian Stevenson added it Jun 04, 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 kermzn house in Berkeley surely proved he was serious about the move to Oxford.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. During his time there, he published Listening, a primer in western art music for college students written in mussicology with his wife Vivian, whom he had married in Professor of Music, Emeritus. 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.
He was also a teacher at American and British universities for more than 40 years.
Musicology by Joseph Kerman
Unlike many of his colleagues, Kerman was convinced that thinking and writing about music was too important to be left to academics. Critical essays written by Kerman from the late s to the early s kermah collected in his book, Write All These Downwhich takes its title from a phrase in one of William Byrd’s songs.
But his earlier voice as a critic was not abandoned — it resurfaced in The Beethoven Quartets which, as Kerman remarked, “was loved and hated in about equal measure”. 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.
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Musicology by Joseph Kerman. He sketches the work of prominent scholars and theorists: Thanks for telling us about the problem. In the last forty years musicology has become a flourishing academic discipline and has impressed itself upon every musician and music lover.
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: After a spell at Westminster Choir College, in Princeton but part of Rider Universityhe moved to the University of California, Berkeley, rising to professor in He based his first book, Opera as Dramaon a series of essays written for The Hudson Review beginning in With this book, Joesph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream of modern intellectual history.
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With this book, Joesph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in Sapphire Ng marked it as to-read Feb 16, 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.
Described in The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians as “a defining moment in the field”,  the book has been credited as helping to shape a ” new musicology ” that is willing to engage with feminist theoryhermeneutics musicklogy, queer studiesand post-structuralism.
To ask other readers questions about Musicologyplease sign up. With this book, Joseph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream of modern intellectual history.