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 . Eduard Hanslick’s On the Musically Beautiful (Vom Musikalisch-Schönen, ) , written and published before the author turned 30, is a. On The Musically Beautiful has 77 ratings and 11 reviews. “Like Hanslick, Professor Payzant is both musician and philosopher; and he has brought the.

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Translators’ Preface Introductory Essays 1. These situate Hanslick’s treatise in a broad philosophical and cultural context, elucidate his concepts with incisive clarity, and trace a fascinating history of the translation of the book.

Since we allow that we hear the same music on different occasions when there is a different physical object, we do not want to beauttiful the musical with any bequtiful object.

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To me, it is a kind of a good seminal work, of which theme today’s Psychology of Music and Music Therapy can address a lot better. We’re all drunken post-Wagnerians now A Contribution Towards the Revision of the 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.


Emotional state could better be produced with drugs Contrast: Jerrold Levinson – – Philosophy in Review 7 It may be a little extreme – it’s been a while since I read it – but it’s useful.

Recitative and other “dramatic” text which is normally combined with the weakest music. Aug 19, Carol rated it liked it Shelves: Page 9 – If we take this away, all that remains is an unspecific stirring, perhaps the awareness of a general state of well-being or distress.

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When discussing the initial compositional conception beaytiful cites women as an example for why this process cannot be emotional, but must be intellectual. Giuseppe D’Antonio rated it really liked it Nov 14, Wikiquote has quotations related to: Kevin Holden rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Evidence for this is the extraordinary difference between the reactions of Mozart’s,Beethoven’s, and Weber’s beautifjl to their compositions and our own reaction today.

Does it have anything to do with feeling [emotion]?

It is a matter of course that this intellectual flux and reflux, this perpetual giving and receiving takes place unconsciously, and with the rapidity of lightning flashes. Eduard Hanslick – – Hansljck York: Beauty is discovered by contemplation in imagination, shaped by “active understanding, i.

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


Hackett Publishing- Philosophy – pages. Hanslick’s belief about the subjectively of emotional content in music seems questionable in the light of more recent research on the question, though surely Wagner’s theory is lacking as well.

On The Musically Beautiful

musicalky So, its content is not any “definite concept”. An interpretation of music based on the feelings cannot be acceptable either to art or science. 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.

The point is to mussically a distinction between the physical thing we hear, the series of sounds, and the music. One the friends of Hanslick was, for some time, Wagner; but Hanslick revealed to be a conservative; Wagner was innovative: View all 7 comments. It pleases for its own sake, like an arabesque, a column, or some spontaneous product of nature — a leaf or a flower.