Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Write All These Down: Essays on Music” as Want to Read:
Write All These Down: Essays on Music
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Write All These Down: Essays on Music

4.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  4 Ratings  ·  1 Review
If one name stands out among musicologists writing today, that name is Joseph Kerman. Eminent, wide-ranging, and wonderfully readable, Kerman's writing on musicology, opera, Beethoven, and Elizabethan music has informed and inspired an extensive audience both in America and abroad.

There is much to interest both the general reader and the musicologist in this collection of
...more
Paperback, 359 pages
Published March 18th 1998 by University of California Press (first published 1994)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Write All These Down, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Write All These Down

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-18 of 18)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Lobstergirl
Oct 17, 2013 Lobstergirl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lobstergirl by: Jabrill Peppers
Shelves: music

A good number of these essays (all previously published) go deep into the weeds of musicology. Probably half of what I read sailed over my head. For the lay reader (by which I don't mean to suggest they are easy reading), the essays I would recommend are A Few Canonic Variations; Wagner: Thoughts in Season; perhaps Reading Don Giovanni; and Mozart's Piano Concertos and Their Audience. I would also recommend the four essays in the first section, titled Criticism, to get an idea of what Kerman mea
...more
Dr Ak
Dr Ak marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2016
Ian Donnelly
Ian Donnelly marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2016
Michael Curtis
Michael Curtis marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2015
Flowers
Flowers marked it as to-read
Feb 02, 2015
Ellen J.
Ellen J. marked it as to-read
May 15, 2013
Taichi Imanishi
Taichi Imanishi marked it as to-read
Jan 06, 2013
Matt
Matt marked it as to-read
Dec 09, 2012
John Anderson
John Anderson rated it it was amazing
Jul 16, 2011
Megan Ihnen
Megan Ihnen marked it as to-read
May 20, 2011
Joe Matson
Joe Matson marked it as to-read
Jan 09, 2011
Monica
Monica marked it as to-read
Mar 13, 2010
Barnaby Thieme
Barnaby Thieme rated it it was amazing
Apr 09, 2009
Will
Will rated it liked it
Jun 11, 2008
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
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 Univers ...more
More about Joseph Kerman...

Share This Book