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Joseph Kerman

Joseph Kerman is emeritus professor of music at the University of California, Berkeley. He began writing music criticism for The Hudson Review in the 1950s, and is a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books and many other journals. His books include Opera as Drama (1956; new and revised edition 1988), The Beethoven Quartets (1967), Contemplating Music (1986), Concerto Conversations (1999), and The Art of Fugue (2005).

Playing in Time

A Concise History of Western Music

by Paul Griffiths

May 15, 2008 issue

That Old Labyrinth Song

The Maze and the Warrior: Symbols in Architecture, Theology, and Music

by Craig Wright

June 24, 2004 issue

The Full Monte

L'incoronazione di Poppea

conducted by Christophe Rousset, directed by Pierre Audi

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

conducted by William Christie, directed by Adrian Noble

Orfeo

conducted by Jane Glover, directed by Diane Paulus

June 13, 2002 issue

Bayreuth Blues

The Wagners: The Dramas of a Musical Dynasty

by Nike Wagner, translated from the German by Ewald Osers and Michael Downes

August 9, 2001 issue

The Miracle Worker

Mozart

by Peter Gay

The Life of Mozart

by John Rosselli

Mozart in Revolt: Strategies of Resistance, Mischief and Deception

by David Schroeder

Mozart: A Cultural Biography

by Robert W. Gutman

March 23, 2000 issue

Beethoven and the Big Change

Beethoven's Concertos: History, Style, Performance

by Leon Plantinga

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4, Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor," and Choral Fantasy Choir

fortepiano Robert Levin. the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, and the Monteverdi, directed by John Eliot Gardiner

June 24, 1999 issue

Bach’s Greatest Hit

Bachanalia: The Essential Listener's Guide to Bach's 'Well-Tempered Clavier'

by Eric Lewin Altschuler

October 6, 1994 issue

Mozart à la Mode

Mozart, Piano Concertos No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, and No. 21 in C, K. 467 conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

with Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano, and English Baroque Soloists,

Mozart, Piano Concertos No. 22 in E flat, K. 482, and No. 23 in A, K. 488 conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

with Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano, and English Baroque Soloists,

Mozart, Piano Concertos No. 25 in C, K. 503, and No. 26 in D, K. 537 conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

with Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano, and English Baroque Soloists,

Mozart and Schnabel, Vol. II, Piano Concerto No. 20

with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Walter Susskind

Mozart and Schnabel, Vol. II, Piano Concerto No. 21

with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent

Mozart and Schnabel, Vol. II, Sonata No. 12 in F, K. 332

with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 26 in D, K. 537, and Rondos, K. 382 and 386

with Murray Perahia, piano and, the English Chamber Orchestra.

Mozart, Piano Concertos No. 23 in A, K. 488, and No. 27 in B flat, K. 595

with Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano and, the Philharmonia Orchestra.

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May 18, 1989 issue

The Residue of Genius

1791: Mozart's Last Year

by H.C. Robbins Landon

Mozart: Studies of the Autograph Scores

by Alan Tyson

August 18, 1988 issue

Wagner Goes West

Der Ring des Nibelungen

by Richard Wagner. produced by the San Francisco Opera, June 1985

Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung

by Nicholas John

August 15, 1985 issue

Wagner and Wagnerism

Richard Wagner: His Life, His Work, His Century

by Martin Gregor-Dellin, translated by J. Maxwell Brownjohn

The New Grove Wagner

by John Deathridge and Carl Dahlhaus

The Fertilizing Seed: Wagner's Concept of the Poetic Intent

by Frank W. Glass

Wagner's Siegfried: Its Drama, History, and Music

by Patrick McCreless

I Saw the World End: A Study of Wagner's Ring

by Deryck Cooke

Wagner and Aeschylus: The Ring and the Oresteia

by Michael Ewans

Kingdom on the Rhine: History, Myth and Legend in Wagner's Ring

by Nancy Benvenga

Staging Wagnerian Drama

by Adolphe Appia, translated with an introduction by Peter Loeffler

My Life

by Richard Wagner, translated by Andrew Gray, edited by Mary Whittall

Wagner Rehearsing the 'Ring': An Eye-Witness Account of the Stage Rehearsals of the First Bayreuth Festival

by Heinrich Porges, translated by Robert L. Jacobs

In Search of Wagner [Versuch über Wagner]

by Theodor Adorno, translated by Rodney Livingstone

Tétralogies
Wagner, Boulez, Chéreau: Essai sur l'infidélité

by Jean-Jacques Nattiez

Dichtungen und Schriften: Jubiläumsausgabe in Zehn Bänden

by Richard Wagner, edited by Dieter Borchmeyer

The Opera Quarterly, Commemorative Wagner Issue, volume 1, no. 3 (Autumn 1983)

Three Wagner Essays

by Richard Wagner, translated by Robert L. Jacobs

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December 22, 1983 issue

Verdi’s Hit Parade

The Operas of Verdi, Vol. 3: From Don Carlos to Falstaff

by Julian Budden

March 4, 1982 issue

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