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.

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 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