Mon March 22, 2010
Martin Goldsmith and "The Inextinguishable Symphony"
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – On today's StudioTulsa, we chat by phone with longtime classical-music radio host and programmer Martin Goldsmith, who formerly (for a decade or so) hosted NPR's "Performance Today" --- and who is also the author of a marvelous book called "The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany." The theme for this year's Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration, which is set for May 6th, concerns music and musicians heard during the Holocaust. In that regard, Goldsmith's book offers not only a story about music and culture among German Jews under Hitler, and a story about the universal appeal --- and the power --- of that music and that culture, but also, in fact, the story of how his own parents met and fell in love. There will be a panel discussion and community reading of "The Inextinguishable Symphony" tonight (Monday the 22nd) at the Jewish Federation of Tulsa's Zarrow Campus (located at 2021 East 71st Street in Tulsa), beginning at 7pm. For more information, please visit http://www.jewishtulsa.org/page.aspx?id=22223.