“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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On The Musically Beautiful

Other editions – View all On the Musically Beautiful: Hackett Publishing, Chapter I. Combining an extensive scholarly frame with the goals musixally accuracy, clarity, and consistency, their translation offers many of us a chance to rethink what we thought we knew about this landmark contribution to music aesthetics.

And newcomers to Hanslick’s “little booklet” will be spared the distortions of previous translations. Composing is a deliberate, complex process that is not possible when there is too much passion.

Oddly enough, I think a lot of trends in contemporary music meaning postth century give a plenty of beaitiful to Hanslick’s ideas.

An interpretation of music based on the feelings cannot be acceptable either to art or science. He is best remembered today for his critical advocacy of Brahms as against the school of Wagner, an episode in 19th century music history sometimes called the War of the Romantics.

In he published his influential book On the Beautiful haanslick Music.

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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. Jerrold Beautifup – – Philosophy in Review 7 Nov 05, Nathan “N. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Other books in this series. No eBook available Hackett Publishing Amazon.


When discussing the initial compositional conception he cites women as an example for why this process cannot be emotional, but must be intellectual.

Tao Te Ching Lao-Tzu. 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 eduuard.

Kurze Geschichte einer Feindschaft. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Hanslick’s thesis is that music does not intrinsically represent anything and that its real subject is itself. It may be a little extreme – it’s been a while since I read it – but it’s useful. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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I see the experience of beauty in music as a rather idiosyncratic, individual issue. Giuseppe D’Antonio rated it really liked it Nov 14, It reads beautivul a philosophical approach.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The Liberal Arts Press, Books by Eduard Hanslick. The Annals Cornelius Tacitus. In this respect, Hanslick’s essay is reactionary, an attempt to turn combat the tide of Romanticism, at hanslicl with respect to the art of music.

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Katherine rated it really liked it Jan 03, How many works by Mozart were declared in his time to be the most passionate,ardent,and audacious within the reach of musical mood-painting. Book ratings by Goodreads.

By this time his beautiiful in Wagner had begun to cool; he had written a disparaging review of the first Vienna production of Lohengrin. Vischer Franz Grillparzer German Gustav Cohen Hanslick’s book harmonic series harmony hearer ideal content ideas imagination impression instrumental music Johann Mattheson Kapellmeister Kunst Leipzig listener manifestations material means melody mental mind motion Mozart musical aesthetics musical artwork musical elements musically beautiful musician Musik Musikalisch-Schonen Musikalische nature nerves opera Otto Jahn overture painting particular passions Payzant philosophical physiological piece of music poetical hanslico principle produces purely purpose of music regard relationships represent representation reprint rhythm Richard Wagner Robert Zimmermann sensation sense sensuous sonata song sound specific feeling specifically musical spirit symphony theme theory thesis tion tonal system tones translation words.


Jun 18, David Withun rated it liked it Shelves: As much as possible, the outline uses the vocabulary of the Payzant translation. Kelly Burton rated it really liked it Nov 12, Friedrich von Hausegger, Die Musik als Ausdruck. Freddy rated it it was amazing Mar 23, The book’s ideas, cogently and often wittily expressed, are mandatory reading for anyone interested in eighteenth and nineteenth-century music and its cultural and intellectual background. On the other hand, he referred to extra-musicality when he asked, “When you play Chopin’s mazurkas, do you not feel the mournful and oppressive air of the Battle of Ostroleka ?

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