“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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The beauty of an independent and simple theme appeals to our aesthetic feeling with that directness, which tolerates no explanation, except, perhaps, that of its inherent fitness and the harmony of parts, to the exclusion of any alien factor. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. It reads like a philosophical approach.

On the Musically Beautiful

Success in combining words and music involves “constant tension” p. Melissa Travis rated it really liked it Oct 03, But a musical idea brought into complete manifestation in appearance is already self-subsistent beauty; it is an end in itself, and it is in no way primarily a medium or material for the representation of feelings or conceptions.

However, while reading the book, I often got the impression that he eduadd not quite as much of a hardliner about his thesis as he wants to appear. Looking forward to reading Peter Kivy as a counter at some point. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He distinguishes between the composer, musical work as an autonomous object, and the activity musicaly the listener.


Description “Like Hanslick, Professor Payzant is both musician and philosopher; and he has brought the knowledge and insights of both disciplines to this large deuard.

Aug 19, Carol rated it liked it Shelves: Analysis of the Subjective Impression of Music. Page 28 – What kind of beauty is the beauty of a musical composition? If beauty is an objective property of music, then the fact that not everyone experiences it doesn’t matter. Kurze Geschichte einer Feindschaft.

The object of every art is to clothe in some material form an idea which has originated in the artist’s imagination. Of particular interest is the collection of essays that precedes the translation. Active listening not compatible with catharsis. The Liberal Arts Press, Nov 05, Nathan “N. Later on, they got apart, in different positions…but maybe due to the Jewishness of Hanslick: We have no agreement on the “definite” description to give it.

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Musiccally The Musically Beautiful. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Now, as a composition must comply with the formal laws of beauty, it cannot run on arbitrarily and at random, but must develop gradually with intelligible and organic definiteness, as buds develop into rich blossoms.


edduard Be the first to ask a question about On The Musically Beautiful. 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.

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View all 4 comments. This section of 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. Watercolors and oil paintings differ with respect to media but it doesn’t follow that they cannot share a common purpose. Leipzig After Bach Jeffrey S.

Essays In Philosophical Aesthetics which also contains a response to Hanslick. On the Musically Beautiful. Hanslick instead contends that th This treatise on musical aesthetics was first published inand it is important to keep that context in mind while reading.

On The Musically Beautiful by Eduard Hanslick

To me, beautifu, is a kind of a good seminal work, of which theme today’s Psychology of Music and Music Therapy can address a lot better. Certainly the ideas he is refuting seem incredibly quaint and old-fashioned to me. Hanslick on the Musically Beautiful: