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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Joseph Kerman

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Kerman died at his home in Berkeley on March 17, And he comments on such various subjects as the amazing absorption of Stephen Foster’s songs into the cannons of “black” music, the umsicology intensity of Verdi research, controversies about performance on historical instruments, and the merits and demerits of “The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

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Bukofzer, professor on the Berkeley music faculty from until his premature death inwas another important influence on him. Challenges to Musicologymusicklogy argued that the intellectual isolation of musical theorists and musicologists and their excessively positivistic approach had hampered the development of serious musical criticism. I only rated this on my interests.

Preview — Musicology by Joseph Kerman. Kerman sees and applauds a change in the study of music toward a critical orientation.

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BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 30, Open Preview See a Problem? He based his first book, Opera as Dramaon a series of essays written for The Hudson Review beginning in John rated it really liked it Mar 29, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Navy after his graduation and upon his discharge noseph the service married Vivian Shaviro on September 14, 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.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Join Our Mailing List: InKerman moved back to Berkeley, where he remained until his retirement in With this book, Joesph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream of modern intellectual history.

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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.

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Professor Joseph Kerman (1924–2014)

He again became chairman of the Music Department from until Producing convoluted explanations of musical mechanisms with the aid of sophisticated analytical tools he felt was a waste of time: With this book, Joesph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in Together they hosted opera singalongs, elegant dinners, and dance parties at which Joe played jazz piano, enjoyed gardening, dog shows, and shared political intrigue. Rajabu Mohamed added it Jan 09, Challenges to Musicology UK title: 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.

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