“Like Hanslick, Professor Payzant is both musician and philosopher; and he has brought the knowledge and insights of both disciplines to this large undertaking. Eduard Hanslick on Musical Beauty. The debate over the capacity of music to express non-musical ideas—which raged in the later nineteenth century between . OUTLINE/STUDY GUIDE HANSLICK: On the Musically Beautiful G. Payzant translation (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, ).

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Mozart’s position as representative of violent, inspired passion was taken over by Beethoven, and Mozart was promoted to Haydn’s Olympian classicism By this time his interest in Wagner had begun to cool; he had written a disparaging review of the first Vienna production of Lohengrin.

Hanslick’s position looks back to the aesthetic theory of Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Judgment ofwhich famously argued that the experience of beauty is a recognition of purposiveness without purpose. Kevin Holden rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Being a close friend of Brahms fromHanslick possibly had some influence on Brahms’s composing, often getting to hear new music before it was published.

Retrieved from ” https: Thus, musical aesthetics should be concerned with the actual musical eduadr themselves and not with their emotional effects on the listener.

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An interpretation of music based on the feelings cannot be acceptable either to art or science. This section eduatd the chapter is dominated by a discussion of music therapy and the common but mistaken assumption that sound acts directly on the listener without intervention of the imagination.

Mar 13, David rated it it was amazing. Michael rated it it was ok Aug 22, rhe Hackett Publishing, Chapter I. The subject of a composition can, therefore, not be understood as an object derived from an external source, but as something intrinsically musical; in other words, as the concrete group of sounds in a piece of music.

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And newcomers to Hanslick’s “little booklet” will be spared the distortions of previous translations. The Beautiful in Music. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. And so if the best mode of listening decreases emotive content, such content is superfluous. By this we understand a beauty that is self-contained and in no need of content from outside itself, that consists simply and solely of tones and their artistic combination. Ultimately, as with many of these sorts of questions, the truth seems to lie somewhere between the two extremes.

The Liberal Arts Press, Inin a revised edition of his essay Jewishness in MusicWagner attacked Hanslick as ‘of gracefully concealed Jewish origin’, and asserted that his supposedly Jewish style of criticism was anti-German. To ask other readers questions about On The Musically Beautifulplease sign up.

This translation is consistently faithful to the original, giving special care to terminological consistency, but without sacrificing the clarity and directness that distinguishes Hanslick’s text from so much other philosophical writing on music in his time and since.

On The Musically Beautiful

Does it have anything to do with feeling [emotion]? Later on, they got apart, in different positions…but maybe due to the Jewishness of Hanslick: Hanslick’s thesis is that music does not intrinsically represent anything and that its real hxnslick is itself.

Eduard Hanslick’s On the Musically Beautiful A New Translation Lee Rothfarb and Christoph Landerer New translation of one of the most famous treatises on music aesthetics ever published The most clear, readable, and accurate translation of this work to date Beutiful Guide facilitates study, outlining different paths through the treatise. Open Preview See a Problem?

Page 4 – Yet such investigation did not get far, because feeling is the indefinite dull region of the spirit; what is felt remains enveloped in the form of the most abstract individual subjectivity, and therefore differences between feelings are also completely abstract, not differences in the thing itself. The content of music is tonally moving Prevailing beatiful of music assign two distinct roles to feeling in relation to music.


He identifies two modes of listening: By ending his list of theorists with Wagner, he makes his primary critical target obvious; Wagner had recently published his own essay, Opera and Dramainin which he demonstrates how his compositional technique expresses the feelings inherent in the content and form of poetry. Eduard Hanslick was a late nineteenth-century Viennese music critic famous for his championing of Brahms, disparaging of Wagner, and authorship of this little book—which went through ten editions in his lifetime.

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Hanslick’s tastes were conservative; in his memoirs he said that for him musical history really began with Mozart and culminated in Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms. On the Genealogy of Morality Friedrich Nietzsche. Importantly, while this text certainly lays the theoretical groundwork for musical formalism, formal analysis is something that Hanslick himself never did. Well, besides getting over the part where he says that women are incapable of logical thought and thus not composers, he has some solid ideas.

On the Musically Beautiful: However, while reading the book, I often got the impression that he is not musicallly as much of a hardliner about his thesis as he wants to appear. Oct 15, Jessica rated it really liked it.

Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals Immanuel Kant.