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Kerman, Joseph 1924-2014

Works: 242 works in 811 publications in 10 languages and 20,235 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Scores  Concertos  Masses  Biography  Live sound recordings  Instrumental music  Manuscripts  Vocal music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Compiler, Contributor, Other
Classifications: MT6, 700.9
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Most widely held works about Joseph Kerman
Most widely held works by Joseph Kerman
The art of fugue : Bach fugues for keyboard, 1715-1750 by Joseph Kerman( )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 2,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fugue for J.S. Bach was a natural language; he wrote fugues in organ toccatas and voluntaries, in masses and motets, in orchestral and chamber music, and even in his sonatas for violin solo. The more intimate fugues he wrote for keyboard are among the greatest, most influential, and best-loved works in all of Western music. They have long been the foundation of the keyboard repertory, played by beginning students and world-famous virtuosi alike. In a series of elegantly written essays, eminent musicologist Joseph Kerman discusses his favorite Bach keyboard fugues--some of them among the best-known fugues and others much less familiar. Kerman skillfully, at times playfully, reveals the inner workings of these pieces, linking the form of the fugues with their many different characters and expressive qualities, and illuminating what makes them particularly beautiful, powerful, and moving. These witty, insightful pieces, addressed to musical amateurs as well as to specialists and students, are beautifully augmented by a CD with new performances made specially for this volume. In addition to the complete scores for all the music discussed in the book, the CD features Karen Rosenak, piano, playing two preludes and fugues from TheWell-Tempered Clavier--C Major, book 1; and B Major, book 2--and recordings by Davitt Moroney of the Fughetta in C Major, BWV 952, on clavichord; the Fugue on "Jesus Christus unser Heiland," BWV 689, on organ; and the Fantasy and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 904, on harpsichord [Publisher description]
Listen by Joseph Kerman( Book )

72 editions published between 1972 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical and historical data are introduced in order to point up aesthetic qualities of actual pieces of music. Each of the main chapters begins with a general stylistic overview of the broad historical period in question; this serves as a conceptual focus for understanding the music that follows. Short picture essays convey some aspects of cultural history which can stir the students' interest and perhaps also stimulate their musical response
Opera as drama by Joseph Kerman( Book )

80 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout the history of opera, if not quite continuously, there have been some who have taken opera's dramatic potential seriously and others who have not. It seems to be the case that over the last thirty years Opera as Drama has helped keep the serious position alive. I hope it will continue to do so in this new edition."--The foreword to the new edition. Passionate, witty, brilliant, Opera as Drama, although published over thirty years ago, remains one of the most controversial, thought-provoking, and entertaining works of operatic criticism ever written. For this new edition, the first since the book's original publication, the author has prepared a new foreword and provided emendations and additions that take into account some of the critical reaction to the book. He has also added a new chapter on operatic criticism. Updated yet still retaining the verve of the original, this new edition will be indispensable reading for all students and lovers of opera [Publisher description]
The Beethoven quartets by Joseph Kerman( Book )

65 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical study of the structure, style, and significance of the sixteen string quartets
A history of art and music by H. W Janson( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemplating music : challenges to musicology by Joseph Kerman( Book )

24 editions published in 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays discuss musicology, music theory and criticism, the historical performance movement, and a variety of current musical research
Piano concerto in C major, K. 503 : the score of the New Mozart edition, historical and analytical essays by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

15 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elizabethan madrigal : a comparative study by Joseph Kerman( Book )

23 editions published between 1949 and 1962 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Grove Beethoven by Joseph Kerman( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is one of a series of short biographies derived from The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (London, 1980). In its original form, the text was written in the mid-1970s, and finalized at the end that decade. For this reprint, the text has been re-read and modifield by the original authors and corrections and changes have been made. The work-list and bibliography have been brought up to date and incorporate the findings of recent research
Listen by Joseph Kerman( Recording )

58 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main emphasis of [this book] is on the common-practice repertory ...-Pref. After "Fundamentals," the historical scheme goes from "Early Music"--In effect, everything before Bach and Handel, when the standard repertory begins -- to the three great periods of Western classical music: the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the twentieth century to the present. The main concern ... is European classical music and its offshoots in the United States, which remained a cultural colony of Europe for many years after [the] declaration of political independence. But [the text also] engag[es] a number of traditions outside the European classical heritage: China, Japan, Islam, and others.-Introd
The Masses and motets of William Byrd by Joseph Kerman( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Byrd and his contemporaries : essays and a monograph by Philip Brett( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Byrd was a prominent court composer but also a Catholic. Considering both sacred and secular music and both vocal and instrumental traditions, Brett's essays provide an intimate glimpse into what was unique about Byrd and his music. The selection offered here ranges from the report of Brett's findings on the Paston manuscripts to an unpublished roundtable paper that he delivered a few months before this untimely death, and features his monograph-length study of Byrd's magnum opus, Gradualia."--Jacket
Concerto conversations by Joseph Kerman( Recording )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and German and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Concerto has attracted relatively little attention as a genre, Joseph Kerman observes, and his urbane and wide-ranging Norton Lectures fill the gap in a way that will delight all music listeners. Kerman addresses the full range of the concerto repertory, treating both the general and the particular." "Concertos model human relationships, according to Kerman, and his description of the conversation between solo instrument and orchestra brings this observation vividly to life. What does the solo instrument do when it first enters in a concerto? How do composers balance claims of solo-orchestra contrast and solo virtuosity? When do they deploy the sumptuous musical textures that only concertos can provide? Kerman's unexpected answers offer a new understanding of the concerto and a stimulus to enhanced listening."--Jacket
Write all these down : essays on music by Joseph Kerman( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Included are several well-known pleas addressed by Kerman to his professional colleagues in an effort to get them to adopt a more critical orientation for their work. Other essays range from a moving account of William Byrd as a spokesman for the beleaguered Elizabethan Catholic minority to a discerning analysis of Beethoven's famous obsession with the key of C minor. The controversial tenets of Kerman's classic Opera as Drama (1956) are reaffirmed in essays on Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Tristan und Isolde, Ernani, and I Lombardi
Missa solemnis : op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in Latin and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autograph miscellany from circa 1786 to 1799 : British Museum Additional Manuscript 29801, ff. 39-162 : (The "Kafka sketchbook") by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

11 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuskripter i skitseform af Beethoven-kompositioner, hovedsagelig instrumentalværker
Music at the turn of century : a 19th-century music reader( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turn-of-the-century modernists were involved, implicated, and often locked in a struggle with all the formidable legions of nineteenth-century music. The focus of this collection, essays originally published in the journal 19th-Century Music, is upon modernism in relation to its immediate heritage. Major composers whose reflections on the past come under consideration include Debussy, Mahler, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartok, and Ives, while older composers such as Liszt and Wolf figure as precursors of modernist harmony and sensibility. The contributors include many leading musicologists, critics, and music theorists known for their work on nineteenth- and twentieth-century music. Some of the essays deal closely with the new musical languages that evolved in that era others deal with reception and performance issues. Many of them bring together insights from various sub-disciplines to achieve a richer kind of composite scholarship than is available to traditional musical studies
Opera and the morbidity of music by Joseph Kerman( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this wide-ranging collection of essays and reviews, Kerman examines the ongoing vitality of the classical music tradition, from the days of Guillaume Dufay, John Taverner, and William Byrd to contemporary operas by Philip Glass and John Adams."--Jacket
Listen by Joseph Kerman( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musicology by Joseph Kerman( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The art of fugue : Bach fugues for keyboard, 1715-1750
ListenOpera as dramaThe Beethoven quartetsContemplating music : challenges to musicologyPiano concerto in C major, K. 503 : the score of the New Mozart edition, historical and analytical essaysThe New Grove BeethovenListenWilliam Byrd and his contemporaries : essays and a monograph
Alternative Names
Joseph Kerman American musicologist

Joseph Kerman Amerikaans musicoloog (1924-2014)

Kerman, J. 1924-

Kerman, Joseph

Kerman, Joseph Wilfred

Kerman, Joseph Wilfred 1924-2014

Zukerman, Joseph Wilfred 1924-2014

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커먼, 조셉 1924-

カーマン, ジョーゼフ