Legendary German-Bohemian Music Critic Eduard Hanslick Born On This Day in 1825 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German-Bohemian music critic Eduard Hanslick was born on this day in 1825

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Eduard Hanslick Birthday

Legendary German-Bohemian music critic Eduard Hanslick was born on this day in 1825.

Notoriously conservative, he was an outspoken opponent of the works of both Liszt and Wagner – and infamously, at its premiere, declared the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto put the audience ‘through hell’ with music “which stinks to the ear”.

ITZHAK PERLMAN | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | EUGENE ORMANDY & PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA

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