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L'Orchestre de Paris et Daniel Barenboim dans l'Argentine du général Videla (1980) : la musique et le silence de la mort.

Abstract : Conducted by Daniel Barenboim, the tour of the Orchestre de Paris in Argentina in July 1980, organised by independent musical institutions but seen by the authorities as a way to improve bilateral relations, was supposed to be a rather traditional example of cultural diplomacy. However, its artistic success did not prevent tension developing on the eve of the July 14th celebrations, due to the choice of some of the musicians to show solidarity with the desaparecidos, victims of illegal repression who had disappeared. This diplomatic incident, arguably the most serious between the two countries during the dictatorship which followed the coup d'état of March 24th 1976, is an illustration of diverging conceptions of the role of music in international relations. It also re-launches the debate on the possible political meaning of music itself, namely Mahler's Fifth Symphony, performed at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.
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Esteban Buch. L'Orchestre de Paris et Daniel Barenboim dans l'Argentine du général Videla (1980) : la musique et le silence de la mort.. Relations internationales, Presses Universitaires de France, 2014, pp.87-107. ⟨hal-01044762⟩

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