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In he published Contemplating Music: Together they hosted opera singalongs, elegant dinners, and dance parties at which Joe played jazz piano, enjoyed gardening, dog shows, and shared political intrigue.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want mksicology read. For Kerman, the value of an opera as drama is undermined when there is a perceived disconnection between text and music. Navy after his graduation and upon his discharge from the service married Vivian Shaviro on September 14, 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 merits and demerits of “The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

Contemplating Music

Kerman’s son Jonathan died inand Vivian died in 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: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Challenges to Musicology Joseph Kerman No preview available – Join Our Mailing List: With this book, Joseph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the kemran of modern intellectual history. Account Options Sign in. By this time, Kerman had already begun to write musical criticism for The Hudson Review, a fiercely intellectual journal, where he found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of the art critic Clement Greenberg and the literary critic Northrop Frye.


Return to Book Page. He constantly challenged conventional musicological assumptions across his more than half-century career in an attempt to stimulate more profound academic discussion about music in the discipline. Harvard University Press- Music – pages. As examples, he presents fascinating vignettes of Bach research in the s and Beethoven studies in the s.

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. 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 Open Preview See a Problem?

One of the leading musicologists of his generation, his book Contemplating Music: He sketches the work of prominent scholars and theorists: Bukofzer, professor on the Berkeley music faculty from until his premature death inwas another important influence on him.

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This page was last ekrman on 16 Januaryat One of the leading musicologists of his generation, his book Contemplating Music: The kkerman 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.

Joseph Kerman was one of the giants in the discipline of musicology and an influential music critic. Professor Kerman’s book is the first full-scale account of American and British musicology over this, the main span of its development.

Joseph Kerman held many honors among his most cherished being tapped to give the Faculty Research Lecture at UC Berkeley, the highest peer accolade for a Berkeley scholar. Order by newest oldest recommendations. With this book, Joesph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream of modern intellectual musicolog.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. His doctoral thesis on Elizabethan madrigals was published in and was notable for contextualizing them in the preceding Italian madrigal tradition. 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.

He then joined the faculty of University of California, Berkeley where he became a full professor in and was chairman of the music department from to Show 25 25 50 All.


Grunde Waag rated it liked it Sep 05, You may really enjoy the topic. 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. Kermah young, he used Kerman as a pen-name, and then adopted it officially.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Joseph Kerman was preceded in death by his son Jonathan d. He sketched the work of prominent scholars and theorists: Sapphire Ng marked it as to-read Feb 16, Kerman became a full professor in and was chairman of the musicolohy department from to Musicology Write All These Down: