Joseph Horowitz

 Joseph Horowitz
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“Joseph Horowitz is a force in classical music today, a prophet and an agitator”

— The New York Times (2005)

“Both on the page and the stage Horowitz is a formidable presence whose ideology is hard to miss.
At the root of his work is his belief that American culture has been crippled
by the New World’s unreflexive worship of Europe.”

— Gramophone Magazine (2003)


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Coming in April 2023

My first novel tells the story of Gustav and Alma Mahler in New York City (1907-1911). Every Mahler biography known to me is written through European eyes and recapitulates Mahler's own ignorance of the New World — of the teeming musical life of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Marriage is partly conceived as a corrective. It is in fact the first book-length treatment of Mahler in New York ever written.

The Marriage portrays Mahler with more power and poignancy than anyone else ever has.
The writing is so profoundly personal, so searingly intimate, that it is sometimes painful to read.”

— JoAnn Falletta, Music Director, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Named a best book of the year by The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews

“Horowitz has taught me to listen to Black classical music as what the most
American of classical music is. His lesson should resound.”

— John McWhorter, The New York Times