The beautiful in music; a contribution to the revisal of musical aesthetics. by Hanslick, Eduard, Publication date Topics Music. April 10, Eduard Hanslick. (/) Vom Musikalisch-Schönen. Translated in by Gustav Cohen as: The Beautiful in Music. Indianapolis. Hanslick, Eduard. In Eduard Hanslick known book, Vom musikalisch-Schönen (; The Beautiful in Music, ), has been published in many editions and.

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While his aesthetics and his criticism are typically considered separately, they are importantly connected. Hanslick would answer this question by saying that it is not human emotions which tell us what is beautiful, but human imagination — “the organ of pure contemplation”.

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Aesthetic Cognition in Aesthetics categorize this paper. Edited, with an Introd. On Music, Politics, and the Limits of Eduaed It is a matter of course that this intellectual flux and reflux, this perpetual giving and hanspick takes place unconsciously, and with the rapidity of lightning flashes.


He identifies two modes of listening: Retrieved from ” https: Moreover, beauty is not just independent of an observer’s emotional state, beauty is altogether independent of the observer. Alessandra Brusadin – unknown. Does a robin not take delight in eating a raw worm?

The beautiful in music

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Hanslick’s unpaid lectureship at the University of Vienna led in to a full professorship in history and aesthetic of music and later to a doctorate honoris causa. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Eduard Hanslick

Hanslick does not deny that listeners may be emotionally moved by listening to music, but he regards such feelings as a by-product of the music’s beauty. 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

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Hanslick often served on juries for musical beautivul and held a post at the Austrian Ministry of Culture and fulfilled other administrative roles. The Beautiful in Music. Translated in by Gustav Cohen as: He retired after writing his memoirs, but still wrote articles on the most important premieres of the day, up to his death in in Baden.


Translated by Gustav Cohen, edited with an introduction by Morris Weitz.

Aesthetic Cognition in Aesthetics. When discussing the initial compositional conception he cites women as an example for why this process cannot be emotional, but must be intellectual. Hanslick regards the purpose of aesthetic beauty to to be the gratification of the listener.

The active listener listens to music to discover the method of composition, while to the passive listener music is merely sound.

On the other hand, he referred to extra-musicality when he asked, “When you play Chopin’s beautful, do you not feel the mournful and oppressive air of the Battle of Ostroleka ?

Music and Emotion – Notes on Eduard Hanslick

In he published his influential book On the Beautiful in Music. Hanslick was born in Prague then in the Austrian Empirethe son of Joseph Adolph Hanslik, a bibliographer and music teacher from a German-speaking family, and one of his piano pupils, the daughter of a Jewish merchant from Vienna. Hanne Appelqvist – – Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 22