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.
A manifesto for the future of American classical music
by Joseph Horowitz | Thursday, September 07, 2023
What the pandemic portends for the performing arts in America
by Joseph Horowitz | Monday, December 07, 2020
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
Dvořák once predicted that American classical music would be rooted in the black vernacular. Why, then, has the field remained so white?