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Write All These Down: Essays on Music

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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
Paperback, 359 pages
Published March 18th 1998 by University of California Press (first published 1994)
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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
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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 Univers ...more
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