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kfrman Contemplating Music is filled with wisdom and trenchant commentary. But it will still be pleasant reading. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time.

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With this book, Joseph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream of modern intellectual history. It will spark controversy among musicologists of all stripes and will give many musicians and amateurs musi entirely new perspective on the world of music. Aaron rated it liked it Jun 22, Dana rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss.

Contemplating music: challenges to musicology

He treats not only the study of the history of Contemplatimg art music—with which musicology is traditionally equated—but also sometimes vexed relations between music history and other fields: Join Our Mailing List: 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 canons of “black” music, the new intensity of Verdi research, controversies about ekrman on historical instruments, and the merits and demerits of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

He maintained an interest in the English madrigal composer William Byrd throughout his career, and wrote several influential monographs on kermaan work. Harvard University Press Amazon.

From to Kerman held the Charles Eliot Contemplatng 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.


With this book, Joesph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in If you know nothing about classical music history or criticism, yes, this will be a dense foray.

Rick rated it it was ok Dec 06, Helen rated it really liked it May 03, Samantha rated it liked it Jul 11, Robert Wahl rated it really liked it Aug 18, 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.

Challenges to Musicology Joseph Kerman Snippet view – Not a book for the casual reader, but an important one. Also note, much of contemplatong book is filled with name dropping and discussions on the research of others.

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