Joseph Horowitz is an author, concert producer, and teacher. He is one of the most prominent and widely published writers on topics in American music. As an orchestral administrator and advisor, he has been a pioneering force in the development of thematic programming and new concert formats. Horowitz’s 10 books — including Understanding Toscanini: How He Became an American Culture-God and Helped Create a New Audience for Old Music (a finalist for the 1987 National Book Critics Circle Award) and Classical Music in America: A History of Its Rise and Fall (named one of the best books of 2005 by The Economist) — offer a detailed history and analysis of American symphonic culture, its achievements, challenges, and prospects for the future.
“Completely Unmasked at All Times”: On the Complete Piano Recordings of Oscar Levant
Joseph Horowitz listens to “A Rhapsody in Blue: The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant.”...