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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Other editions – View all Contemplating Music: In he published Contemplating Music: I only rated this on my interests.

Views Read Edit View history. Joseph Kerman was one of the giants in the discipline of musicology and an influential music critic.

In the last forty years musicology has become a flourishing academic discipline and has impressed itself upon every musician and music lover.

Gabriel marked it as to-read Nov 28, But the fact that he was probably the only music academic regularly included in dictionaries of quotations — for his description of Puccini’s Tosca as a “shabby little shocker” — points to Kerman’s other role, as a remarkable critic and proselytiser. BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 30, His scholarly interests broadened out to include Verdi on Strunk’s suggestion and, later, Beethoven.


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Kerma a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Joseph Wilfred Kerman — born Zukerman — – was an American critic and musicologist.

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. Unlike many of his colleagues, Kerman was convinced that thinking and writing about music was too important to be left to academics.

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.

Joseph Kerman”, Opera LondonJune Kerman published numerous other books and articles. Sedat marked it as to-read Jan 24, Thanks for telling us about the problem. He is survived by another son, Peter, a daughter, Lucy, and a brother, the bassoonist George Zukerman. Edward Joxeph is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time.

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Kerman served in the U. 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 Joe and Vivian designed and built an extraordinary and gracious garden, which they loved, and kept a home that kdrman and pampered all.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Musicology by Musicoligy Kerman. In formulating his goal of a critical musicology, Kerman’s model remained the Edinburgh professor Donald Tovey, whose Essays in Musical Analysis had first inspired him to become a musicologist.

Contemplating Music

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. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss.

Professor Kerman’s book is the first full-scale account of American and British musicology over this, the main span of its development. Harvard University Press- Music – pages.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. 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.