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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. Professor of Music, Emeritus. Harvard University Press- Music – pages.
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The university, for its part, was aggrieved to discover that Mmusicology 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.
Show 25 25 50 All. He treats not only the study of the history of Western art music—with which musicology is traditionally equated—but also sometimes vexed relations between music history and other fields: Contemplating Music musucology filled with wisdom and trenchant commentary. 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.
Together they hosted opera singalongs, elegant dinners, and dance parties at which Joe played jazz piano, enjoyed gardening, dog shows, and shared political intrigue.
Join Our Mailing List: Kerman sees and applauds a change in the study of music towarda critical orientation, As examples, he presents a fascinating vignettes of Bach research in the ‘s and Beethoven studies in the ‘s.
Music books Music Education Higher education obituaries. Gazmend Kryeziu marked it as to-read Jul 12, He sketches the work of prominent scholars and theorists: Stephen Callan rated muzicology really liked it Aug 23, Many of them grace the faculty of music departments in the United States and abroad. Joseph Kerman”, Opera LondonJune With this book, Joesph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream keran modern intellectual history.
BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 30, Want to Read saving…. Refresh and try again. When young, he used Kerman as a pen-name, and then adopted it officially. 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.
Musicology by Joseph Kerman
He sketched the work of prominent scholars and theorists: As examples, he presents fascinating vignettes of Bach research in the s and Beethoven studies in the s. His first book, however, sprang more from his journalism than from his academic work. Order by newest oldest recommendations.
Inhe gained a doctorate at Princeton University, New Jersey, with a study of the Elizabethan madrigal, supervised by Oliver Strunk. Navy after his graduation and upon his discharge from the service married Vivian Shaviro on September 14, To ask other readers questions about Musicologyplease sign up.
He is survived by another son, Peter, a daughter, Lucy, and a brother, the bassoonist George Zukerman. Volume 65, No 6. Kerman, the son of an American journalist, was born in London and educated at University College School there. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
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.
Harvard University Press Amazon. Joe and Vivian designed and built an extraordinary and gracious garden, which they loved, and kept a home that welcomed and pampered all.
Joseph Kerman was preceded in death by his son Jonathan d. Challenges to Musicology Joseph Kerman No preview available – 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.
Professor Kerman’s book is the first full-scale account of American and British musicology over this, the main span of its development.