Representing Russia: Luxury and Diplomacy at the Razumovsky Palace in Vienna, 1803–1815

@article{Ferraguto2016RepresentingRL,
  title={Representing Russia: Luxury and Diplomacy at the Razumovsky Palace in Vienna, 1803–1815},
  author={Mark C. Ferraguto},
  journal={Music and Letters},
  year={2016},
  volume={97},
  pages={383 - 408}
}
ABSTRACT: This essay explores the role of luxury in the social and diplomatic life of Count Andrey Razumovsky (1752–1836), Russian ambassador to Austria during the Napoleonic Wars. Focusing on Razumovsky’s making of an embassy during the heyday of his estate, roughly 1803 to 1815, it examines his cultivation of English landscape gardening, neoclassical architecture, and Viennese music in relation to ideas of European representational culture and Russian Westernization. Through his engagement… Expand
1 Citations
Eighteenth-Century Diplomats as Musical Agents
Europe’s embassies were major centers of musical activity throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Resident diplomats, in addition to being patrons and performers, often acted asExpand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 72 REFERENCES
Music and diplomacy from the early modern era to the present
Introduction Damien Mahiet, Mark Ferraguto, and Rebekah Ahrendt PART I: REPRESENTATION 1. Concealed Music in Early Modern Diplomatic Ceremonial Arne Spohr 2. Serenatas in the Service of Diplomacy inExpand
Scenarios of Power: Myth and Ceremony in Russian Monarchy. Volume 2: From Alexander II to the Abdication of Nicholas II
The Russian imperial court, with its extravagant ceremonies and celebrations, was perhaps the most impressive theater in the world. The show, however, was no mere diversion, as Richard WortmanExpand
The Congress of Vienna: Power and Politics after Napoleon
Convened following Napoleon s defeat in 1814, the Congress of Vienna is remembered as much for the pageantry of the royals and elites who gathered there as for the landmark diplomatic agreements theyExpand
The Ruler in the Garden: Politics and Landscape Design in Imperial Russia
This monograph examines the contributions of landscape design to authority and to organization of public life in imperial Russia. Analyzing how tsars and nobles inscribed their political aspirationsExpand
Prince of Princes: The Life of Potemkin
Antony and Cleopatra. Napoleon and Josephine. To these great love affairs that helped change history must be added the lesser-known known, but just as influential couple: Catherine the Great ofExpand
Diplomatic Tours in the Gardens of Versailles Under Louis XIV
One of the functions of Louis XIV's Versailles was to provide a setting for the receptions of ambassadors, heads of state, and other visiting dignitaries who conducted diplomatic and politicalExpand
Life on the Russian Country Estate: A Social and Cultural History
Part 1 The Aristocratic Playground: The Russian Noble - From Muscovite to Europe The Golden Age of the Pleasure Palace Tatyana's Garden - The Paradox of Estate Park Design A Private Princedom - TheExpand
Beethoven à la moujik:Russianness and Learned Style in the “Razumovsky” String Quartets
Beethoven's treatments of the Russian folksongs in the “Razumovsky” String Quartets, Op. 59, nos. 1 and 2, have long elicited sharp criticism. A closer look at these treatments allows for aExpand
Madame de Staël and the Transformation of European Politics, 1812–17
What place do women have in international history? This article approaches the chronic uncertainty surrounding this question through an examination of the role of one woman, Germaine de StaëlExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...