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Write All These Down: Essays on Music Hardcover – May 23, 1994


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 359 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (May 23, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520083555
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520083554
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7.2 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,478,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Rarely does one encounter in a single volume such a masterful and graceful display of intellectual virtuosity. Kerman's skill in illuminating musical texts, interpreting meaning, and fashioning historical insights vindicates his reputation as one of the few genuinely significant figures of our time in the study of music. The authoritative range, clarity, and elegance of the essays in this book make it both indispensable and delightful."—Leon Botstein, Director, American Symphony Orchestra

"Reading through the book is a bit like being invited to dinner with a good number of old friends, some acquaintances good to get to know a bit better, and a few strangers definitely worth meeting for the first time. Above all there is the host, willing to be expansive on what many of the people in the room have meant to him in the course of his varied life. It is invidious to deliver judgment: one simply feels honored to be there."—John Deathridge, co-author of The New Grove Wagner

"Joseph Kerman has in recent years become a kind of bellwether for musicological writing, one who has offered the discipline various kinds of programmatic challenges and then shown us how to meet them. He presents—in essay after essay—exactly the kind of music criticism he has been urging us all to write. There are so many examples of graceful, insightful, humane, even funny ways to get 'out of analysis' and into understanding musical meaning."—Ruth Solie, editor of Musicology and Difference

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"Rarely does one encounter in a single volume such a masterful and graceful display of intellectual virtuosity. Kerman's skill in illuminating musical texts, interpreting meaning, and fashioning historical insights vindicates his reputation as one of the few genuinely significant figures of our time in the study of music. The authoritative range, clarity, and elegance of the essays in this book make it both indispensable and delightful." (Leon Botstein, Director, American Symphony Orchestra)

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