“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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But if the same music can combine with different texts to convey distinct emotions, then the music does not by itself convey a specific emotion. Retrieved from ” https: Each musical eduqrd involves composition plus reproduction [performance] and the latter is the vehicle for personal expression. 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: Wagner’s Parsifal William Kinderman.

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Lists with This Book. Melissa Travis rated it really liked it Oct 03, Essays in the Philosophy of Music which contains the essays, “Something I’ve always wanted to know about Hanslick” and “What was Hanslick denying?

Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Music, Formalism, and Expression “A much-needed new critical translation from a bi-lingual team of scholars with relevant expertise in musicology, philosophical aesthetics, and history of theory.

The Best Books of He distinguishes between the composer, musical work as an autonomous object, and the activity of the listener.

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 Readers’ Guide facilitates study, outlining different paths through the treatise. The notion of “absolute music,” which lies at the heart of the treatise, is now more than ever at the center of discussions about music, particularly that of the Classic and Romantic eras.

The topic of feeling is taken up in greater detail in chapters IV and V.

Composing is a deliberate, complex process that is not possible when there is too much passion. Fundamentally, though, I agree with Hanslick. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. When discussing the initial compositional conception he cites women as an example for why this process cannot be emotional, but must be intellectual.


The Poetic Edda Jackson Crawford.

On The Musically Beautiful

I tend to agree with most of what he asserts. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Certainly the ideas he is refuting seem incredibly quaint and old-fashioned to me.

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. In music this idea is an acoustic beauitful it cannot be expressed in words and subsequently No eBook available Hackett Publishing Amazon.

I see the experience of beauty in music as a rather idiosyncratic, individual issue. It reads like a philosophical approach. The Methods of Ethics Henry Sidgwick.

On the Musically Beautiful: Page 28 – What kind of beauty is the beauty of a musical composition?

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