Joseph Horowitz

Joseph Horowitz is the author of 10 books dealing mainly with the American musical experience. His book-in-progress is The Propaganda of Freedom: JFK, Stravinsky, Shostakovich and the Cultural Cold Warrior. He was the executive director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic in the 1990s and co-founded PostClassical Ensemble in Washington, D.C., in 2003.

Our Revels Now Are Ended

What the pandemic portends for the performing arts in America

by Joseph Horowitz | Monday, December 07, 2020

Porgy and Bess at the Met

The pinnacle of American classical music and the nation’s most venerable opera company have long needed each other

by Joseph Horowitz | Wednesday, October 09, 2019

New World Prophecy

Dvořák once predicted that American classical music would be rooted in the black vernacular. Why, then, has the field remained so white?

by Joseph Horowitz | Friday, September 13, 2019