Hanslick, Eduard

▪ Austrian music critic
born Sept. 11, 1825, Prague
died Aug. 6, 1904, Baden, near Vienna

      celebrated music critic and a prolific author of works on music and concert life.

      Hanslick studied philosophy and law in Prague, received his doctorate from the University of Vienna in 1849, and taught there from 1856, becoming a regular professor in 1870. He was music critic for the Wiener Zeitung and subsequently was music editor of Die Presse and of the Neue Freie Presse. An excellent pianist, Hanslick served as a juror at various exhibitions of musical instruments, and, for his accomplishments in advancing the prestige of Austrian instrument makers, he was honoured by the Austrian government.

      Hanslick's elegant literary style gained him a wide reputation, as did his numerous controversies with other critics. His stance was conservative, and he rejected the accomplishments of Wagner and Liszt while advocating the music of Schumann and Brahms. He tended to deny the importance of emotional response to music; rather, he emphasized formalism. His rejection of the idea that music communicates feelings has occasioned attacks by later writers.

      Hanslick's best known book, Vom musikalisch-Schönen (1854; The Beautiful in Music, 1891), has been published in many editions and translations.

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