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The Propaganda of Freedom

Horowitz explores the perils of equating notions of freedom with artistic vitality.

(University of Illinois Press, 2023)

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Dvorak's Prophecy

A provocative interpretation of why classical music in America "stayed white"—how it got to be that way and what can be done about it.

(W.W. Norton & Company, 2021)

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Moral Fire

"Consistently fascinating, thought-provoking, and rewarding. This book should be of great interest to anyone who loves music." — Mark Volpe, Managing Director, Boston Symphony Orchestra

(University of California Press 2012)

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Classical Music in America

Named one of the best books of 2005 by The Economist

(W.W. Norton & Company 2005)

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The Post-Classical Predicament

"Passionate and penetrating" - American Record Guide

(Northeastern University Press, 1995)

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The Ivory Trade

"A significant book, consistently thoughtful and sympathetic" - Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe

(Summit Books, 1990; paperback: Northeastern University Press)

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Conversations with Arrau

"One of the best books about a performing artist ever written" - Andrew Porter, The New Yorker

(Knopf 1982; paperback: Limelight Editions)
Currently in print as Arrau on Music and Performance (Dover)

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The Marriage

The first book-length account of the Mahlers'
tumultuous New York sojourn

(BlackWater Press, 2023)

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"On My Way"

A revelatory history of the operatic masterpiece
that both made and destroyed Rouben Mamoulian,
its director and unsung hero

(W.W. Norton & Company, 2013)

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Artists in Exile

An Economist Best Book of the Year
A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

(HarperCollins, Feb 2008)

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Dvorak in America

A book for young readers

(Cricket Books, 2003)

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Wagner Nights

Named best book of the year by the Society of American Music

(Univ. of California Press, 1994; paperback 1995)

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Understanding Toscanini

Named one of the best books of the year by the New York Book Critics Circle

(Knopf, 1987; paperback: Univ. of Minnesota Press,
Univ. of California Press)

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