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Kerman, Joseph 1924-2014

Works: 238 works in 808 publications in 10 languages and 20,265 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Scores  Concertos  Masses  Biography  Live sound recordings  Instrumental music  Vocal music  Manuscripts 
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
Listen by Joseph Kerman( Book )

72 editions published between 1972 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 2,418 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
The art of fugue : Bach fugues for keyboard, 1715-1750 by Joseph Kerman( )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 2,410 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 fugues he wrote for keyboard have long been the foundation of the keyboard repertory, played by beginning students and world-famous virtuosi alike. In a series of essays, Kerman discusses his favorite Bach keyboard fugues - some of them among the best-known and others much less familiar. These witty, insightful pieces, addressed to musical amateurs as well as to specialists and students, are 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 The well-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
Opera as drama by Joseph Kerman( Book )

80 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,350 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 1,599 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 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high school boy tries to help a beautiful, suicidal cheerleader whose emotional disturbances become increasingly more evident
Contemplating music : challenges to musicology by Joseph Kerman( Book )

24 editions published in 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 1,209 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 870 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 824 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 818 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 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main emphasis of [this book] is on the common-practice repertory ...-Pref. The main concern of this book is European classical music and its offshoots in the United States, which remained a cultural colony of Europe for many years after our declaration of political independence.-Introd
The Masses and motets of William Byrd by Joseph Kerman( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 715 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."--BOOK JACKET. "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 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Kerman is one of the most eminent, wide ranging, and readable of today's writers on music. Admirers of his many books - on musicology, opera, Beethoven, and Elizabethan music - will find much to interest them in this collection of essays, taken from general journals, such as the Hudson Review and the New York Review of Books, as well as more specialized publications
Missa solemnis : op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in Latin and held by 427 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

Listen by Joseph Kerman( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Musicology by Joseph Kerman( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The art of fugue : Bach fugues for keyboard, 1715-1750
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

جوزف کرمان

커먼, 조셉 1924-

カーマン, ジョーゼフ

The art of fugue : Bach fugues for keyboard, 1715-1750Opera 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