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The Barenboim Case: How to Link Music and Diplomacy Studies

Abstract : The article analyzes the role of Maestro Daniel Barenboim in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. More precisely, it aims at embedding the actions of a musician in diplomatic studies. With his friend Edward Said, Barenboim created “The East–West Divan Orchestra,” a very well-known structure that was performed in several countries and even in the United Nations. This article distances itself from the diplomacy of celebrity (Cooper 2007) as a relevant category for understanding Barenboim’s action. It also clarifies the ambiguous nature of a musician “who is not a politician” in the international arena.
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Frédéric Ramel, Michael Jung. The Barenboim Case: How to Link Music and Diplomacy Studies. Arts & International Affairs, 2018, 3 (2 (summer 2018)), pp.en ligne. ⟨10.18278/aia.3.2.5⟩. ⟨hal-03471552⟩

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