Joseph Horowitz

Joseph Horowitz  is a cultural historian and the author of 10 books, including Classical Music in America, Artists in Exile, Understanding Toscanini, and The Ivory Trade. A former music critic at The New York Times, he is the executive director of the Washington-based PostClassical Ensemble. His book-in-progress is Dvorak's Prophecy.

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