What Does Music Gain from Hanslick’s ‘The Beautiful in Music,’ and What Does It Lose? Cover Image

Какво печели и какво губи знанието за музиката с „музикално красивото“ на Едуард Ханслик
What Does Music Gain from Hanslick’s ‘The Beautiful in Music,’ and What Does It Lose?

Author(s): Kristina Yapova
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music
Published by: Издателство НМА „Проф. Панчо Владигеров”
Keywords: Eduard Hanslick; The Beautiful in Music; musical aesthetics; form and content in music; musical ideas

Summary/Abstract: The Beautiful in Music (Vom Musikalisch-Schönen) challenged the cornerstones of musical knowledge in the 19th century by laying the foundations of musical aesthetics as an autonomous science. Its main propositions are that the specific phenomenon of the art of music (Tonkunst) is the musically beautiful, that the appropriate knowledge for it is that of the senses, and that the content of a musical work is purely musical. Starting from these premises, this paper examines the advantages of musical aesthetics as well as its limitations. The perspectives it offers for philosophical and scientific research, and a musical aesthetic marked by a decisive separation of music as an object of knowledge and man as knowing subject, reverses the direction whereby the subject knows in opposition to the object that gives itself to be known.

  • Issue Year: 5/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 46-76
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Bulgarian