Tonally moving forms – Peter Kivy and Eduard Hanslick’s ‘enhanced formalism’

Alexander Wilfing

Abstrakt

In this paper, I argue for an implicit version of ‘enhanced formalism’ in Eduard Hanslick’s aesthetics, usually misread as ‘extreme’ formalism devoid of any positive account of emotion and music. I outline ‘enhanced formalism’ in its contemporary incarnations (Davies, Kivy), explore certain common features with Hanslick’s approach, and finally explain why Hanslick ultimately abandoned the concept of expressive properties as intrinsic properties of musical structure as the basis of objective aesthetics.

Keywords: Eduard Hanslick, Peter Kivy, musical aesthetics, enhanced formalism, music and emotion

Ruchome formy dźwiękowe – Peter Kivy i „ulepszony formalizm” Eduarda Hanslicka

W artykule staram się pokazać, że w estetyce Eduarda Hanslicka, zwykle błędnie odczytywanej jako skrajny formalizm pozbawiony jakiegokolwiek pozytywnego opisu emocji w muzyce, implicite zawarty jest „ulepszony formalizm”. Przedstawiam „ulepszony formalizm” w jego dzisiejszych wersjach (Davies, Kivy), badam jego wspólne cechy z podejściem Hanslicka i na koniec wyjaśniam, dlaczego koncepcja własności ekspresywnych jako inherentnych własności struktury muzycznej została przez Hanslicka ostatecznie porzucona.

Słowa kluczowe: Eduard Hanslick, Peter Kivy, estetyka muzyczna, ulepszony formalizm, muzyka i emocje
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