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Books by Joseph Kerman. He is survived by another son, Peter, a daughter, Lucy, and a brother, the bassoonist George Zukerman. John rated it really liked it Mar 29, Kerman’s self-image of his role, which continued until”was that of a generalist, at home with all of classical music, including of course contemporary music — the mode was descriptive and evaluative, often enthusiastic and often judgmental”. Rajabu Mohamed added musucology Jan 09, Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss.

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His nonsense books, mo …. Kerman, the son of an American journalist, was born in London and educated at University College School there. Kerman published numerous other books and articles.

From to Kerman held the Charles Eliot Norton Memorial Chair at Harvard Universitywhere he gave a series of public lectures on the importance of approaching musical texts and performances via a ” close reading ” similar to that used in literary studies, a theme that was central to many of his writings. 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.

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To ask other readers questions about Musicologyplease sign up. It marked the beginning of a long, fruitful relationship with English Golden Age music in general and the music of William Byrd in particular. Even though he retired in after 43 years on the UC Berkeley faculty, he remained active in musicological circles for many years thereafter. With this book, Joesph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream of modern intellectual history.

Adrian Stevenson added it Jun 04, Aug 13, Stockflyer rated it did not like it. Challenges to Musicology Joseph Kerman Snippet view – Sedat marked it as to-read Jan 24, Account Options Sign in. 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.


InKerman moved back to Berkeley, where he remained until his retirement in Among his honours were an honorary fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music and a fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Music books Music Education Higher education obituaries.

Preview — Musicology by Joseph Kerman. 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”. 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.

Harvard University Press Amazon. Musicology by Joseph Kerman. Kerman’s son Jonathan died inand Vivian died 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 BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 30, Inhe gained a doctorate at Princeton University, New Jersey, with a study of the Elizabethan madrigal, supervised by Oliver Strunk. He sketched the work of prominent scholars and theorists: The Art of Fugue examines JS Bach’s exploration of the contrapuntal possibilities of a single theme.

One of the leading musicologists of his generation, his book Contemplating Music: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Many of them grace the faculty of music departments in the United States and abroad. Volume 65, No 6. For him, writing about music was a humane discipline along the lines of literary criticism, and he deplored the tendency he noted towards arcane jargon and “scientism” in musicology.

Joseph Kerman was preceded in death by his son Jonathan d. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In he published Contemplating Music: Composers who failed to display organic tendencies in kermab music were automatically downgraded. As a writer, the American musicologist Joseph Kerman, who has died aged 89, brought the highest standards of scholarly rigour and precision to his chosen musical specialisms.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

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For Kerman, the value of an opera as drama is undermined when there is a perceived disconnection between text and music. His doctoral thesis on Elizabethan madrigals was published in and was notable for contextualizing them in the preceding Italian madrigal tradition.

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. He treats not only the study of the history of Western art music–with which musicology is tradtionally equated–but also musicolog vexed relations between music history and other fields: Show 25 25 50 All.

Kerman died at his home in Berkeley on March 17, Challenges to Musicologywhich argued that the intellectual isolation of musical theorists and musicologists and their excessively positivistic approach had hampered the development of serious musical criticism. He continued to work on Elizabethan music, producing an outstanding study for the New York Review of Books of Byrd’s peculiar status musicolpgy a Roman Catholic serving a Protestant regime.

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

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