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Eduard Hanslick

1825 - 1904

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Eduard Hanslick (11 September 1825 – 6 August 1904) was an Austrian music critic, aesthetician and historian. Among the leading critics of his time, he was the chief music critic of the Neue Freie Presse from 1864 until the end of his life. His best known work, the 1854 treatise Vom Musikalisch-Schönen (On the Musically Beautiful), was a landmark in the aesthetics of music and outlines much of his artistic and philosophical beliefs on music.Hanslick was a conservative critic and championed absolute music over programmatic music for much of his career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eduard Hanslick has received more than 161,004 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Eduard Hanslick is the 283rd most popular composer (down from 261st in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from Czechia (down from 114th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Czech Composer.

Eduard Hanslick is most famous for his book "The Beautiful in Music" which was published in 1854. In this book, he argues that music is not just a form of entertainment but also has a moral and intellectual value.

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Among composers, Eduard Hanslick ranks 283 out of 1,216Before him are Ferdinando Carulli, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Moritz Moszkowski, Josef Mysliveček, Stanisław Moniuszko, and Nikolai Myaskovsky. After him are Charles Ives, Julius Fučík, Nicolaus Bruhns, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Alan Silvestri, and Jacques Arcadelt.

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Among people born in 1825, Eduard Hanslick ranks 13Before him are Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Julia, Princess of Battenberg, Dadabhai Naoroji, and Marie of Prussia. After him are Emil Erlenmeyer, Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia, Sher Ali Khan, Henri Giffard, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, and Nubar Pasha. Among people deceased in 1904, Eduard Hanslick ranks 25Before him are Étienne-Jules Marey, Stepan Makarov, Vasily Vereshchagin, Alfred von Waldersee, Princess Alexandrine of Baden, and Norodom of Cambodia. After him are Sami Frashëri, Mathilde Bonaparte, Georges Gilles de la Tourette, Nikolay Bobrikov, María de las Mercedes, Princess of Asturias, and Isabella Bird.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Eduard Hanslick ranks 131 out of 973Before him are Jan Kubiš (1913), Jan Neruda (1834), Milada Horáková (1901), Johann Josef Loschmidt (1821), Josef Mysliveček (1737), and Bretislav I (1005). After him are Julius Fučík (1872), Vladislaus II, Duke of Bohemia (1110), Cosmas of Prague (1045), Alfred Kubin (1877), Rudolf Slánský (1901), and Balthasar Neumann (1687).

Among COMPOSERS In Czechia

Among composers born in Czechia, Eduard Hanslick ranks 12Before him are Johann Stamitz (1717), Bohuslav Martinů (1890), Josef Suk (1874), Anton Reicha (1770), Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897), and Josef Mysliveček (1737). After him are Julius Fučík (1872), Franz Benda (1709), Ignaz Moscheles (1794), Viktor Ullmann (1898), Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760), and Georg Benda (1722).