French and Soviet musical diplomacies in post-war Austria, 1945-1955

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Routledge,, Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States, p.1 online resource (188 pages). (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst01030414, (OCoLC)fst01909911, 20th century., Austria, bisacsh, fast, France, History, Music, MUSIC / Ethnomusicology, MUSIC / History & Criticism, Music and diplomacy, Music and diplomacy., Political aspects, Political aspects., POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy, Soviet Union.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction. Musicking unto Nations -- Tu, felix Austria, aud i: Allies, Media, and Audiences -- Soviet Cultural Propaganda and its Agents in Moscow and Austria -- Information and Cultural Services in the French Administration : Institutional Diplomatie Culturelle in Occupied Austria -- The Russians Are Coming! Soviet Guest Tours between Tchaikovsky and Stalin -- The Gallic Muse Coming to Austria: Cultural Diplomats, Musicians and Austrian Audiences -- Conclusion. When Muses speak, Guns will be Silent? What Can Be Learned from French and Soviet Musical Diplomacy."French and Soviet Musical Diplomacies in Post-War Austria, 1945-1955 investigates how promoting "national" music and musicians was used as an important asset by France and the USSR in post-Nazi Austria, covering music's role in international relations at various levels, within changing power frameworks. Bridging international relations, musical sociology, media studies, and Cold War history, four incisive chapters examine the crossroads of Soviet, French, and Austrian cultural politics and discourse-building, presented in two parts: Institutions of Musical Diplomacy: Soviet and French Cultural Diplomats in Comparison. Sounds of Music Coming to Austria: Soviet and French Musicians on Tour Using a communication- and media-oriented approach, this study casts new light firstly on the interpretative power of "receiving" publics and secondly the role of cultural transmitters at different levels. This is a valuable study for those specializing in Russian and East European music and music and politics. It will also appeal to cultural historians and all those interested in the intersections between music, international relations, and Cold War history"--Alexander Golovlev is Senior Research Fellow at the HSE University.Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 24, 2023).