Joseph Horowitz

Joseph Horowitz is the author, most recently, of a novel, The Marriage: The Mahlers in New York, and of The Propaganda of Freedom: JFK, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and the Cultural Cold War.

Ripeness Is All

What may be the fate of classical music’s new superstars?

By Joseph Horowitz | Thursday April 11, 2024

The Homesick Composer

Sergei Rachmaninoff may have taken American citizenship in 1943, but his heart and soul remained in his Russian past

By Joseph Horowitz | Friday January 26, 2024

Shostakovich in South Dakota

A manifesto for the future of American classical music

By Joseph Horowitz | Thursday September 7, 2023

Our Revels Now Are Ended

What the pandemic portends for the performing arts in America

By Joseph Horowitz | Monday December 7, 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 9, 2019
Black-and-white photo of composer William Levi Dawson

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

Ripeness Is All

By Joseph Horowitz | Thursday April 11, 2024

The Homesick Composer

By Joseph Horowitz | Friday January 26, 2024

Shostakovich in South Dakota

By Joseph Horowitz | Thursday September 7, 2023

Our Revels Now Are Ended

By Joseph Horowitz | Monday December 7, 2020

Porgy and Bess at the Met

By Joseph Horowitz | Wednesday October 9, 2019
Black-and-white photo of composer William Levi Dawson

New World Prophecy

By Joseph Horowitz | Friday September 13, 2019

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