Joseph Horowitz

Joseph Horowitz is the director of Music Unwound. His many books include Classical Music in America: A History of Its Rise and Fall and the recent novel The Marriage: The Mahlers in New York. His forthcoming book is The Propaganda of Freedom: JFK, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and the Cultural Cold War. He served as executive director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and PostClassical Ensemble. His More than Music documentaries, including “Shostakovich in South Dakota,” are regularly heard on National Public Radio.

Shostakovich in South Dakota

A manifesto for the future of American classical music

by Joseph Horowitz | Thursday, September 07, 2023

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