In the history of classical music, Jews initially were known as instrumentalists and then as conductors. There were relatively few Jewish composers, most notably but not limited to Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Schoenberg. However, in the last 100 years, a number of Jewish composers have come to the fore in classical music. We will explore the music of a number of these composers and the impact of their music on the last 100 years. Composers will include Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Darius Milhaud, Andre Previn, Steve Reich and Kurt Weill among others. We also will explore the music of several composers who died during the Holocaust. Some sessions may run longer than usual. You may be asked to listen to additional music at home. No class on 11/26/20.