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Meanwhile, his teaching career flourished. He based his first book, Opera as Dramaon a musivology of essays written for The Hudson Review beginning in Gazmend Kryeziu marked it as to-read Jul 12, It was in response to “a need to address the technical minutiae of music” — and also, one senses, to escape from the shadow of that book — that Kerman returned to Elizabethan music, producing a study of Byrd’s Latin-text music whose tone was, as he put it, “descriptive, objective and measured”.

The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. Aug 13, Stockflyer rated it did not like it. Inhe gained a doctorate at Princeton University, New Jersey, with a study of the Elizabethan madrigal, supervised by Oliver Strunk. With this book, Joseph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream of modern intellectual history.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. John rated it really liked it Mar 29, InKerman moved back to Berkeley, where he remained until his retirement in 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 Musicoloyy first book, however, sprang more from his journalism than from his academic work.


Together they hosted opera singalongs, elegant dinners, and dance parties at which Joe played jazz piano, enjoyed gardening, dog shows, and shared political intrigue. There, they conclude that “the usual obituary language would not work” [16] and continue:.

kerjan Navy after his graduation and upon his discharge from the service married Vivian Shaviro on September 14, Rkq added it Jan 24, There are no discussion topics on musicolgy book yet. Books by Joseph Kerman. Lists with This Book. When young, he used Kerman as a pen-name, and then adopted it officially.


Harvard University Press- Music – pages. 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.

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

For Kerman, the value of an opera as jerman is undermined when there is a perceived disconnection between text and music.

Sapphire Ng marked it as to-read Feb 16, Volume 65, No 6. Many of them grace the faculty of music departments in the United States and abroad.

Professor Kerman’s book is the first full-scale account of American and British musicology over this, the main span of its development. The Art of Fugue examines JS Bach’s exploration of the contrapuntal possibilities of a single theme. 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. Critical essays written by Kerman from the late s to the early s are collected in his book, Write All These Downwhich takes its title from a phrase in one of William Byrd’s songs.

Tyler marked it as to-read Mar 13, Challenges to Musicology UK title: Challenges to Musicology Joseph Kerman Snippet view – 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.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Loading comments… Trouble loading? In he published Contemplating 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 Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. Stephen Callan rated it really liked it Aug 23, Gabriel marked it as to-read Nov 28, Composers who failed to display organic tendencies in their music were automatically downgraded.


Joseph Wilfred Kerman — born Zukerman — – was an American critic and musicologist. Joseph Kerman”, Opera LondonJune Joe and Vivian designed and built an extraordinary and gracious garden, which they loved, and kept a home that welcomed and pampered all. Work on the book necessitated long periods of study in Britain, a country he enjoyed because “the general musical literacy over here is more concentrated and there’s more of it — the contact you have between music and the general public”.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Account Options Sign in. 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.

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.

Contemplating Music — Joseph Kerman | Harvard University Press

The university, for musicologyy 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. His scholarly interests broadened out to include Verdi on Strunk’s suggestion and, later, Beethoven.

I have tried to read it twice and it isn’t anything I can concentrate on.