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.
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?