Music Criticisms

Music Criticisms - Eduard Hanslick - Otras editoriales
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Editorial Image: Penguin (London, UK)

The professional music critic, as distinct from the composer-author or the literary amateur, was not in a position to be 'useful' until the nineteenth century. Only then, with the rise of family newspapers and family concert-going, could his influence shift from aesthetics to "Realpolitik". Eduard Hanslick may be called the first fully professional critic of those who followed (in England such as J. W. Davidson, Bernard Shaw, W. J. Turner, and Ernest Newman) owe to him much of their status, despite their own widely differing views. Hanslick is remembered today largely as the original of Wagner's pedantic villain in "The Mastersingers". 'What content can music have?' - which is relevant for our own age of atonality and serial music as it was Liszt, Berlioz, and Strauss. To read Hanslick more



Book: Music Criticisms

ISBN: 2600000000060