Alexander Wilfing

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… studied musicology and philosophy at the University of Vienna and attained his doctorate in 2016. A re-worked version of his dissertation has appeared as Re-Reading Hanslick’s Aesthetics: Die Rezeption Eduard Hanslicks im englischen Sprachraum und ihre diskursiven Grundlagen. Since 2014, he has been part of multiple research projects on the historical contexts of Hanslick’s aesthetics at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He is currently preparing further projects on Hanslick’s critical writings, his cultural and political contexts in 19th-century Vienna that have led to the establishing of musicology and art history in Austria, and the historical evolution of musicology as an academic discipline. Since 2018, he has been editor-in-chief of Musicologica Austriaca: Journal for Austrian Music Studies.

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