Music and Diplomacy from the Early Modern Era to the Present

Editors: Ahrendt, R., Ferraguto, M., Mahiet, D. (Eds.)

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How does music shape the exercise of diplomacy, the pursuit of power, and the conduct of international relations? Drawing together international scholars with backgrounds in musicology, ethnomusicology, political science, cultural history, and communication, this volume interweaves historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives.

About the authors

Rebekah Ahrendt, Yale University, USA Melvin L. Butler, University of Chicago, USA Mario Dunkel, TU Dortmund University, Germany Mark Ferraguto, Pennsylvania State University, USA Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Ohio State University, USA Giulia Giovani, German Historical Institute, Rome, Italy Anne-Madeleine Goulet, CNRS/Center for Baroque Music, Versailles, France Harm Langenkamp, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Damien Mahiet, Independent Scholar, USA Frédéric Ramel, Sciences Po Paris, France Kendra Salois, University of Maryland, College Park, USA Arne Spohr, Bowling Green State University, USA M. Paula Survilla, Wartburg College, USA Ellen R. Welch, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA Willow F. Williamson, American University, USA Jonathan Yaeger, Juilliard School, USA

Reviews

“Damien Mahiet, Mark Ferraguto, and Rebekah Arendt have put together a smart, engaging, and important set of essays on the use of music, musical events, and musical personalities in domestic and international diplomacy. … All of the essays in this volume are thoughtful and considered, engaging conscientiously with the concepts of power, control, embodiment, performance, audience, and other crucial concepts. I applaud the authors and editors, and recommend this book highly and without hesitation.” (Kendra Preston Leonard, H-war, h-net.org, March, 2016)

"Music, often billed as the 'universal language,' has long played a part on the international political stage. This book explores exactly what diplomatic channels have availed themselves of music, from seventeenth-century Italy to the post-Soviet world we inhabit. The three editors have assembled an impressive group of international scholars for this exciting transdisciplinary project." - Alexander Rehding, Fanny Peabody Professor of Music, Harvard University, USA

"An exciting and important contribution to the burgeoning scholarship on cultural diplomacy, Music and Diplomacy from the Early Modern Era to the Present offers a fascinating longue durée exploration of the myriad uses of music in diplomacy. Brilliantly historicizing debates over the power of music, the volume illuminates moments when music has created dispositions and opportunities that have changed the flows of diplomacy." - Penny Von Eschen, Professor, History and American Culture, University of Michigan, USA


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mahiet, Damien (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Concealed Music in Early Modern Diplomatic Ceremonial

    Spohr, Arne

    Pages 19-43

  • Serenatas in the Service of Diplomacy in Baroque Venice

    Giovani, Giulia

    Pages 45-67

  • The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Wages of Diplomatic Service

    Yaeger, Jonathan L.

    Pages 69-81

  • Conflicting Dreams of Global Harmony in US-PRC Silk Road Diplomacy

    Langenkamp, Harm

    Pages 83-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Music and Diplomacy from the Early Modern Era to the Present
Editors
  • R. Ahrendt
  • M. Ferraguto
  • D. Mahiet
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Rebekah Ahrendt, Mark Ferraguto, and Damien Mahiet
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46327-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137463272
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46832-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50019-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 291
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
Topics