Music in America's Cold War Diplomacy by Danielle Fosler-Lussier

By Danielle Fosler-Lussier

In the course of the chilly conflict, hundreds of thousands of musicians from the U.S. traveled the area, subsidized through the U.S. country Department’s Cultural displays application. Performances of song in lots of styles—classical, rock ’n’ roll, folks, blues, and jazz—competed with these by means of touring Soviet and mainland chinese language artists, improving the status of yankee tradition. those concert events provided audiences all over the world proof of America’s bettering race kinfolk, very good musicianship, and generosity towards different peoples. via own contacts and the media, musical international relations additionally created refined musical, social, and political relationships on an international scale. even though born of state-sponsored excursions usually conceived as propaganda ventures, those relationships have been in themselves nice diplomatic achievements and constituted the essence of America’s smooth energy. utilizing archival files and newly amassed oral histories, Danielle Fosler-Lussier indicates that musical international relations had significantly diverse meanings for its numerous members, together with executive officers, musicians, live performance promoters, and audiences. throughout the tales of musicians from Louis Armstrong and Marian Anderson to orchestras and faculty choirs, Fosler-Lussier deftly explores the price and results of “musical diplomacy.”

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His ways are very mysterious. We must submit to all and everything to Him, for God is very strong. Erster Jude: Du sagst die Wahrheit. Fürwahr, Gott ist furchtbar. Aber was diesen Menschen angeht, der hat Gott nie gesehn. Seit dem Propheten Elias hat niemand Gott gesehn. First Jew: That’s true. God is awe-inspiring. But this man has never seen God. No man has seen God since the Prophet Elijah. Herodias: Heiss’ sie schweigen, sie langweilen mich. Herodias: (to Herod) Make them be quiet. They weary me.

When he comes, the ears of the deaf shall be opened. Zweiter Soldate: Heiss’ ihn schweigen! Second Soldier: Make him be quiet! Erster Soldate: Er ist ein heil’ger Mann. First Soldier: He is a holy man. Zweiter Soldat: Er sagt immer lächerliche Dinge. Second Soldier: He’s always saying ridiculous things. Erster Soldat: Er ist sehr sanft. Jeden Tag, den ich ihm zu essen gebe, dankt er mir. First Soldier: He is very gentle. Every day when I bring him food, he thanks me. Ein Cappadocier: Wer ist es?

Herod: (to Herodias) You see, how you reared this daughter of yours! Herodias: Meine Tochter und ich stammen aus königlichem Blut. Dein Vater war Kameeltreiber, dein Vater war ein Dieb. und ein Räuber oben drein. Herodias: My daughter and I are of royal blood. Your father was a camel driver, and your father was a thief and robber. Herodes: Salome, komm, setz dich zu mir. Du sollst auf dem Thron deiner Mutter sitzen. Herod: Salome, come and sit next to me. I will give you your mother’s throne to sit upon.

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