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Secret Music Skirmishes of the Cold War Wednesday May 23 2018 at 7:30 PM

× Secret Music Skirmishes of the Cold War: The Shostakovich Case
Only in recent decades has it become known that the CIA covertly funded a Cold War cultural war against the Soviet Union. A frequent target was Shostakovich, portrayed as a Soviet stooge shackled by Socialist Realism. The effectiveness of this concerted propaganda effort – Shostakovich was widely regarded in the West as a throttled talent – can only now be appreciated.