Why do we keep finding Jewish musical morsels in every composer since the first medieval Jewish bard, Antonicus Prohíacus? Did Gustav Mahler really unwittingly compose part of “Fiddler on the Roof”? Is there a formula to calculate the difference between what a composer intended and what musicologists assert? This lecture chronicles the interconnection between Jewish and classical music from the Medieval to Contemporary eras. Beginning with the earliest western Jewish exemplars, we’ll either find — or contest the findings of — Jewishness in the works of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist and Post Modern works. Josh will offer some compositional insights into the hotly contested “Jewish” elements in the classical world and continually ask, “What is Jewish in this and why do we even care?” Bring your own Meyerbeer.