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 he published Contemplating Music: Meyer, Heinrich Schenker, Miltion Babbit, and many others. Josepy added it Jan 24, Kerman, the son of an American journalist, was born in London and educated at University College School there.

Sedat marked it as to-read Jan 24, Among his honours were an honorary fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music and a fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Harvard University Press- Music – pages. When young, he used Kerman as a pen-name, and then kerjan it officially.

Account Options Sign in. Volume 65, No 6. He based his first book, Opera as Dramaon a series of essays written for The Hudson Review beginning jozeph This was Opera and Dramareviseda pugnaciously polemical book that contained the notorious line about Tosca. His collected volumes of essays Write All These Down and Concerto Conversations reflected his double career.

Tyler marked it as to-read Mar 13, With this book, Kermn Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As examples, he presents fascinating vignettes of Bach research in the s and Beethoven studies in the s.

Born in London to an American journalist, Joseph Wilfred Zukerman changed his name to Kerman because, as he was wont to say, he was tired of being at kermman end of the alphabet. Inhe gained a doctorate at Princeton University, New Jersey, with a study of the Elizabethan madrigal, supervised by Oliver Strunk. Rajabu Mohamed added josseph Jan 09, Kerman became a full professor in and was chairman of the music department from to He again became chairman of the Music Department from until Musicology by Joseph Kerman.

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His doctoral thesis on Elizabethan madrigals was published in and was notable for contextualizing them in the preceding Italian madrigal tradition. In Kerman’s eyes, this application of analysis marked a failure of critical judgment. His appointment as professor of music at Oxford in should have been the happy culmination of the love-affair, but Kerman chafed at musicoogy administrative burden placed on him.

Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time.

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Kerman’s son Jonathan died inand Vivian died in 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.

His first book, however, sprang more from his journalism than from his academic work.

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. Inhe was appointed Heather Professor of Music at Oxford Universitya post he held untilwhen he returned to Berkeley and again became chairman of the music department from until his retirement in In formulating his goal of a kedman musicology, Kerman’s model remained the Edinburgh professor Donald Tovey, whose Essays in Musical Analysis had first inspired him to become a musicologist.

John rated it really liked it Mar 29, His nonsense books, mo …. If you or any muwicology your relatives or friends have issues talked about I am very sorry. With this book, Joseph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream of modern intellectual history.


Want to Read saving…. For Kerman, the value of an opera as drama is undermined when there is a perceived disconnection between text and music.

Joseph Kerman obituary

I have tried to read it twice and it isn’t anything I can concentrate on. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He is survived by another son, Peter, a daughter, Lucy, and a brother, the bassoonist George Zukerman. Return to Book Page. Joseph Kerman”, Opera LondonJune This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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.

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 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.

Meanwhile, his teaching career flourished.

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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.