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A crítica de Hanslick à música enquanto meio a partir da perspectiva da décadence nietzschiana

  • Alencar Filho, Fernando Luiz
Publication Date
Mar 21, 2016
Repositório Institucional UNESP
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In Vom Musikalisch-Schönen, Hanslick dwells on a detailed analysis of what is beautiful in music. To this end, before expressing it, the author criticizes the loss of autonomy of music that was widely verified in his time. The aforementioned loss of autonomy was evidenced by the prevailing aesthetic fruition, which was translated as a mere turning to the feelings and "images" supposedly aroused and represented by music. To this particular kind of aesthetic fruition Hanslick calls the pathological fruition, since such a kind of enjoyment privileges something other than exclusively the relation and concatenation between sounds. Meanwhile, in his later years of philosophical activity and particularly with Der Fall Wagner, Nietzsche presents us with an exceptionally original and thorough analysis of the Wagnerian procedure in music, identifying it with what he conceptualized as artistic décadence, being this mere symptom of another primordial species of décadence, namely, physiological. The present work aspires to establish a firm point of contact between the pathological fruition as Hanslick understands it and the concept of décadence in its completeness. Moreover, it is intended, through the perspective of décadence, to establish the primary cause of the pathological fruition diagnosed by Eduard Hanslick.

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