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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Meyer, Heinrich Schenker, Milton Babbit, and many others. I have tried to read it twice and it isn’t anything I can concentrate on. Join Our Mailing List: The Art of Fugue examines JS Bach’s exploration of the contrapuntal possibilities of a single theme. When young, he used Kerman as a pen-name, and then adopted it officially.
He based his first book, Opera as Dramaon a series of essays written for The Hudson Review beginning in Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 30, Joseph Kerman was one of the giants in the discipline of musicology and an influential music critic. 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 He again became chairman of the Music Department from until 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.
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. For Kerman, the value of an opera as drama is undermined when there is a perceived disconnection between text and music.
Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology – Joseph Kerman – Google Books
Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. In he published Contemplating Music: Tyler marked it as to-read Mar 13, 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 josepg “scientism” in musicology.
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This page was last edited on 16 Januaryat Professor Kerman’s book is the first full-scale account of American and British musicology over this, the main span of its development.
Return to Book Page. He continued to 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.
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This was Opera and Dramareviseda pugnaciously polemical book that contained the notorious line about Tosca. 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.
His doctoral thesis on Elizabethan madrigals was published musiccology and was notable for contextualizing them in the preceding Italian madrigal tradition.
One of the leading musicologists of his generation, his book Contemplating Music: Gabriel marked it as to-read Nov 28, Challenges to Musicology Joseph Kerman No preview available – Thanks for telling us about the problem. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
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. Many of them grace the faculty of music departments in the United States and abroad.
I only rated this on my interests. Among his honours were an honorary fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music and a fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Rkq added it Jan 24, Adrian Stevenson added it Jun 04, He is survived by his brother, the noted bassoonist George Zukerman, his son Peter Kerman, his daughter Lucy Kerman, and five grandchildren: His scholarly interests broadened out to include Verdi on Strunk’s suggestion and, later, Beethoven.
Retrieved from ” https: 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”. In Kerman’s eyes, this application of analysis marked a failure of critical judgment.
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