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Kerman, Joseph 1924-2014

Works: 197 works in 609 publications in 11 languages and 19,144 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Manuscripts  Reviews  Book reviews  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, Editor, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: MT6, 786.1872092
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Most widely held works by Joseph Kerman
Listen by Joseph Kerman( Book )
35 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,581 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 )
61 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,378 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 art of fugue Bach fugues for keyboard, 1715-1750 by Joseph Kerman( )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Kerman discusses his favourite Bach keyboard fuges, some of them among the best-known fuges and others much less familiar. He reveals the inner workings of these pieces, linking the form of the fuges with their many different characters and expressive qualities
A history of art and music by H. W Janson( Book )
16 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Beethoven quartets by Joseph Kerman( Book )
56 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical study of the structure, style, and significance of the sixteen string quartets
Contemplating music : challenges to musicology by Joseph Kerman( Book )
20 editions published in 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 1,114 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( )
12 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Elizabethan madrigal ; a comparative study by Joseph Kerman( Book )
17 editions published between 1949 and 1962 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The New Grove Beethoven by Joseph Kerman( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 751 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
The Masses and motets of William Byrd by Joseph Kerman( Book )
11 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Listen by Joseph Kerman( Recording )
49 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 746 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
Concerto conversations by Joseph Kerman( Recording )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Write all these down : essays on music by Joseph Kerman( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 586 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
William Byrd and his contemporaries : essays and a monograph by Philip Brett( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 469 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
Missa solemnis op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )
1 edition published in 1990 in Latin and held by 454 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 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manuskripter i skitseform af Beethoven-kompositioner, hovedsagelig instrumentalværker
Music at the turn of century : a 19th-century music reader ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera and the morbidity of music by Joseph Kerman( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 222 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
Musicology by Joseph Kerman( Book )
9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beethoven by Joseph Kerman( Book )
21 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Kerman, Joseph
Kerman, Joseph Wilfred.
Kerman, Joseph Wilfred 1924-
Kerman, Joseph Wilfred 1924-2014
Zukerman, Joseph Wilfred 1924-2014
カーマン, ジョーゼフ