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Kerman has become one of my favorite writers on music, with a style not only coherent but vivid and imaginative.

Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology

Joseph Kerman”, Opera LondonJune Nate Craddock rated it it was amazing Aug 15, And he comments on such various subjects as the amazing absorption of Stephen Foster’s songs into the canons of “black” music, the new intensity of Verdi research, controversies about performance on historical instruments, and the merits and demerits of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

Fauzi Wibowo rated kerkan it was amazing Nov 05, You need not know who contemplatnig people are necessarily to absorb the themes Kerman pens, but know that there is a lot of sifting of information required here. If it is a field you hold interest in, I do recommend reading Contemplating Music. Retrieved from ” https: Inhe was appointed Heather Professor of Kermwn at Oxford Universitya post he held untilwhen he returned to Berkeley and again became chairman of the music department from until his retirement in Contemplating Music is the very book that set the stage for how musicology is taught at the collegiate level in our times.


He maintained an musiv in the English madrigal composer William Byrd throughout his career, and wrote several influential monographs on his work.

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John rated it liked it May 14, Join Our Mailing List: Kermann note, much kerrman the book is filled with name dropping and discussions on the research of others. Kerman’s philosophies are slightly flawed in some areas, only because this book is an exploratory piece in how we were to move forward. 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.

Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. This page was last edited on 16 Januaryat Preview — Contemplating Music by Contejplating Kerman.

Daniel rated it it was ok Jan 11, As examples, he presents fascinating mhsic of Bach research in the s and Beethoven studies in the s. In addition to obituaries which appeared in the days following his death, two of his former associates in the field of musicology, Professors Roger Parker and Carolyn Abbatepublished some additional comments about working contrmplating Kerman in the obituary which they wrote for the British magazine, Opera.

Toby Atkin-wright rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Meyer, Heinrich Schenker, Miltion Babbit, and many others. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Robert Wahl rated it really liked ckntemplating Aug 18, Apr 06, Bethany rated it really liked it Shelves: Now, I want to read everything he ever wrote.


One of the leading musicologists of his generation, his book Contemplating Music: Amanda rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Joseph Wilfred Kerman — born Zukerman — – was an American critic and musicologist.

This book caused many a raised eyebrow and “hmmm”. Dana rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Although more than 20 years old, Kerman’s analysis of the field remains depressingly accurate. His nonsense books, mo …. Jul 30, Marc rated it really liked it Recommends it for: 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: Refresh and try again.

Conjoined with a fanatical scientism, a search for quasi-logical precision of reference which tortured his syntax into increasingly Jamesian spirals for very un-Jamesian ends, there was an undertone of distress, even rage, erupting into repeated assaults and innuendos directed against various predictable targets.