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Contemplating Music - Challenges to Musicography

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Contemplating Music is a book for all serious music lovers. Joseph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream of modern intellectual history. He treats not only the study of the history of Western art music--with which musicology is traditionally equated--but also sometimes vexed relations between music history and other fields: music theory and analysis, ethno-musicology, and music criticism. He presents a fascinating vignettes of Bach research in the 1950's and Beethoven studies in the 1960's. He sketched the work of prominent scholars and theorists: Thurston Dart, Charles Rosen, Leonard B. Meyer, Heinrich Schenker, Milton Babbit, and many others. He comments on the amazing absorption of Stephen Foster's songs into the cannons of "black" music, the new intensity of Verdi research, controversies about performance on historical instruments, and the merits and demerits of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians . Contemplating Music is filled with wisdom and trenchant commentary, and will give many musicians and amateurs an entirely new perspective on the world of music.
Includes bibliography and index. Paperback book in as new condition.

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Author(s):
Joseph Kerman
Condition:
As new
Edition:
First
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0674166787
ISBN-13:
9780674166783
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Title:
Contemplating Music - Challenges to Musicography

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Contemplating Music is a book for all serious music lovers. Joseph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream of modern intellectual history. He treats not only the study of the history of Western art music--with which musicology is traditionally equated--but also sometimes vexed relations between music history and other fields: music theory and analysis, ethno-musicology, and music criticism. He presents a fascinating vignettes of Bach research in the 1950's and Beethoven studies in the 1960's. He sketched the work of prominent scholars and theorists: Thurston Dart, Charles Rosen, Leonard B. Meyer, Heinrich Schenker, Milton Babbit, and many others. He comments on the amazing absorption of Stephen Foster's songs into the cannons of "black" music, the new intensity of Verdi research, controversies about performance on historical instruments, and the merits and demerits of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians . Contemplating Music is filled with wisdom and trenchant commentary, and will give many musicians and amateurs an entirely new perspective on the world of music.
Includes bibliography and index. Paperback book in as new condition.

Author(s):
Joseph Kerman
Condition:
As new
Edition:
First
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0674166787
ISBN-13:
9780674166783
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Title:
Contemplating Music - Challenges to Musicography

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