Iran bars Barenboim, thwarting Tehran concert plan

Israeli-Argentinian conductor Daniel Barenboim had hoped to take one of Germany's top orchestras to Iran to perform a concert there, drawing angry protests from IsraelIran has barred famed conductor Daniel Barenboim from entering the Islamic republic because of his Israeli citizenship, thwarting his plan to lead a performance in Tehran, media reported Sunday. Barenboim, the 72-year-old general music director of the Berlin State Opera House, said Thursday he was in talks with Iran about a concert, in what would have been a major example of cultural diplomacy.

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