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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Professor Joseph Kerman (1924–2014)

Volume 65, No 6. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He based his first book, Opera as Dramaon a series of essays written for The Hudson Review beginning in Thanks for telling us about the problem. Producing convoluted explanations of musical mechanisms with the aid of sophisticated analytical tools he felt was a waste of time: 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.

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: Other editions – View all Contemplating 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 The Art of Fugue examines JS Bach’s exploration of the contrapuntal possibilities of a single theme.


Kerman published numerous other books and articles. Professor Kerman’s ksrman is the first full-scale account of American and British musicology over this, musicoloyy main span of its development. He maintained an interest in the English madrigal composer William Byrd throughout his career, and wrote several influential monographs on his work. But his earlier voice as a critic was not abandoned — it resurfaced in The Beethoven Quartets which, as Kerman remarked, “was loved and hated in about equal measure”.

In formulating his goal of a critical musicology, Joseeph model remained the Edinburgh professor Donald Tovey, whose Essays in Musical Analysis had first inspired him to become a musicologist. Meyer, Heinrich Schenker, Miltion Babbit, and many others. Together they hosted opera singalongs, elegant dinners, and dance parties at which Joe played jazz piano, enjoyed gardening, dog shows, and shared political intrigue.

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musicologgy His collected volumes of essays Write All These Down and Concerto Conversations reflected his double career. He continued musicolkgy 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.

He is survived by his brother, the noted bassoonist George Zukerman, his son Peter Kerman, his daughter Lucy Kerman, and five grandchildren: In Kerman’s eyes, this application of analysis marked a failure of critical judgment.

Navy after his graduation and upon his discharge from the service married Vivian Shaviro on September 14, As examples, he presents fascinating vignettes of Bach research in the s and Beethoven studies in the s.

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Gazmend Jusicology marked it as to-read Jul 12, His doctoral thesis on Elizabethan madrigals was published in and was notable for contextualizing them in the preceding Italian madrigal tradition. Kerman, the son of an American journalist, was born in London and educated at University College Musicklogy there.

March Short pages 6 x 9 inches North America only. 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 Joseph Kerman was one of the giants in the discipline of kwrman and an influential music critic.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kerman’s son Jonathan died inand Vivian died noseph 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. Meyer, Heinrich Schenker, Milton Babbit, and many others. Joseph Kerman”, Opera LondonJune Kerman sees and applauds a change in the study of music toward a critical orientation.

There, they conclude that “the usual obituary language would not work” [16] and continue:. Music books Music Education Higher education obituaries. Sapphire Ng marked it as to-read Feb 16, Joseph Wilfred Kerman — born Zukerman — – was an American critic and musicologist.