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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Kerman became a full professor in and was chairman of the music department from to 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: Kerman published numerous other books and articles.

Joseph Kerman”, Opera LondonJune During his time there, he published Listening, a primer in western art music for college students written in collaboration with his wife Vivian, whom he had married in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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With this book, Joseph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream of modern intellectual history. Joseph Kerman was preceded in death by his son Jonathan d.

Even though he retired in after 43 years on the UC Jose;h faculty, he remained active in musicological circles for many years thereafter. His collected volumes of essays Write All These Down and Concerto Conversations reflected his double career.


And he comments on such various subjects as the amazing absorption of Stephen Foster’s musifology into the cannons of “black” music, the new intensity of Verdi research, controversies about performance on historical instruments, and the merits and demerits of “The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

This was Opera and Dramareviseda pugnaciously polemical book that contained the notorious line about Tosca.


Rkq added it Jan 24, Challenges to Musicology UK title: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Music books Music Education Higher education obituaries. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss.

Books by Joseph Kerman. John rated it really liked it Mar 29, Return to Book Page. The Art of Fugue examines JS Bach’s exploration of the contrapuntal possibilities of a single theme.

Stephen Callan rated it really liked it Aug 23, He treats not only the study of the history of Western art music—with which musicology is traditionally equated—but also sometimes vexed relations between music history and other fields: Kerman sees and applauds a change in the study of music toward a critical orientation.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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. Together they hosted opera singalongs, elegant dinners, and dance parties at which Joe played jazz piano, enjoyed gardening, dog shows, and shared political intrigue.


His first book, however, sprang more from his journalism than from his academic work. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

In he published Contemplating Music: Order by newest oldest recommendations. 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 is filled with wisdom and trenchant commentary. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Many of them grace the faculty of music departments in the United States and abroad. Open Preview See a Problem? Gazmend Kryeziu marked it as to-read Jul 12, He maintained an interest musicollgy the English madrigal composer William Byrd throughout his career, and wrote several influential monographs on his work.