Joseph Kerman





Joseph Kerman

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born
in London, The United Kingdom
April 03, 1924

died
March 17, 2014

gender
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Joseph Wilfred Kerman (born April 3, 1924) was an American critic and musicologist. One of the leading musicologists of his generation, his 1985 book Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology (published in the UK as Musicology) was described by Philip Brett in The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians as "a defining moment in the field." He was Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the University of California, Berkeley.


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Contemplating Music: Challe...
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The Beethoven Quartets
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The New Grove Beethoven
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Write All These Down: Essay...
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More books by Joseph Kerman…
“Schoenberg came to the crisis of modernism from a standpoint diametrically opposed to that of Schenker and Tovey: not with his finger in the dyke but with his whole frame spreadeagled on a board swept along by the surf of history.”
Joseph Kerman, Musicology

“Concerto soloists need applause. Though virtue is said to be its own reward, no one ever said that about virtuosity.”
Joseph Kerman, Concerto Conversations: With a 68-Minute CD [With 44 Music Samples and Audio CD]