Joseph Wilfred Kerman (born April 3, 1924) is 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." Brett He is Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the University of California, Berkeley.
26.09.2012 [New Zealand Listener] - It is top dog in Joseph Kerman's erudite 386-page monograph on the string quartets, which says Op 131's finale is Beethoven's finest. The players' concentration staggered me. At promoter Christopher Marshall's Bridgewater house concert, they opened
14.09.2012 [New York Times] - “We live in the valley of the Ninth,” wrote Joseph Kerman, the musicologist and critic. “That we cannot help.” For many the Ninth is a musical mountain that inspires a paralyzing awe. Robert Craft, Stravinsky's assistant during the composer's last