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The Jew Who Fooled the World – Guzikov, The Wood and Straw Man (part 2)
Lecture #42 in Joshua Horowitz’s series, The Promiscuous World of Jewish Music
The Jew Who Fooled the World – Guzikov, The Wood and Straw Man, With Joshua Horowitz
Monday, March 29, 11am Pacific Daylight Time/2pm New York/ 7pm London/ 8pm Paris?/ 8pm Tel Aviv. The U.S. is on Daylight Saving Time. Please confirm the time yourself!
Length: 1 – 2 hours
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A special Passover edition by formal request, Part 2 will chew on a few gnawing weirdeties, such as, why is Saint-Saëns given so much credit, when all he did was catapult the xylophone back to its former place as a deadwood vehicle for triteness? Why didn’t Grout include Guzikov in the history book we were all weened on? Why were most of Guzikov’s successors under 4 feet 10 inches tall, and did European women really don peyes as a fashion statement after his Paris concerts? While we’ll be mindful not to desecrate these and other questions with definitive answers, we’ll do our best to entertain wild hypotheses that obscure the query, “Why is this instrument different from all other instruments? This guy left us with more riddles than a pair o’ ducks in Xeno’s lair. Let’s not let him get away with it.
This project has been made possible in part by a grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Grants for the Arts, and The California Endowment.