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    Gustav Mahler

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    July 7, 1860 – May 18, 1911

    Looking at our Musicians and Singers category, one group is clearly missing.

    We got our pop, our folk, our rock-n-roll. We got our hair metal. Oh, have we ever got our hair metal. Even some punk. And Michael Bolton. We can't forget Michael Bolton, no matter how hard we try.

    What we don't have is a Jewish classical composer.

    And that's pretty obvious, when you think about it. Considering the effect and control the Catholic Church had over classical music until the 20th century, how could a Jew seep through?

    Gustav Mahler did, but had to convert to Catholicism to do so. And, perhaps underlining that conversion, his Symphony No. 2 does contain elements of Jewish folk music... but is known as "Resurrection".

    Oh well. We'll always have our hair metal...

    Verdict: Borderline Jew.

    April 11, 2009

    See Also

    Charles-Valentin Alkan

    Michael Bolton

    Sigmund Freud

    Felix Mendelssohn

    Anton Rubinstein
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