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Joseph Horowitz

Joseph Horowitz

Joseph Horowitz is author of ten 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 (named one of the best books of 2005 by The Economist). As a concert producer, he was executive director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and currently serves as executive producer of PostClassical Ensemble in Washington, D.C. His blog is

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The Unifying Appeal of the Arts

The Unifying Appeal of the Arts

In the conversation about reviving social cohesion, we continue to overlook the arts.

Joseph Horowitz

Dec. 4, 2020: Joe Horowitz, Angel Gil-Ordoñez, Murray Horwitz, Karen Karbiener, and William Sharp discuss “Walt Whitman and Democracy.”

Joe Horowitz is a cultural historian and executive producer of PostClassical Ensemble. Angel Gil-Ordoñez is a Spanish conductor and music director of PostClassical Ensemble. Murray Horwitz is host of “The Big Broadcast” on NPR. Karen Karbiener is Whitman scholar at New York University. William Sharp is a leading American concert

Joseph Horowitz, Richard Aldous