Joseph Horowitz

A former New York Times music critic, Joseph Horowitz is the author of ten books exploring the history of American music, including Classical Music in America and Artists in Exile –both named books of the year by the Economist. He lives in New York City.

Books in order of publication:

Conversations with Arrau (1982)

Understanding Toscanini: How He Became an American Culture-God and Helped Create a New Audience for Old Music (1987)

The Ivory Trade (1990)

Wagner Nights: An American History (1994)

The Post-Classical Predicament: Essays on Music and Society (1995)

Dvořák in America: In Search of the New World (for young readers, 2003)

Classical Music in America: A History of Its Rise and Fall (2005)

Artists in Exile: How Refugees from War and Revolution Transformed the American Performing Arts

Moral Fire: Musical Portraits from America’s Fin de Siècle (2012)

“On My Way”: The Untold Story of Rouben Mamoulian, George Gershwin, and Porgy and Bess (2013)

Dvorak’s Prophecy: And the Vexed Fate of Black Classical Music (2021)

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