The Post-Classical Predicament by Joseph Horowitz
Essays on Music and Society

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In this outstanding collection of his influential essays, one of today's most incisive commentators on American musical culture examines topics as diverse as the Metropolitan Opera's sellout to glitz, the popularization of Mozart, and the troubling impact of the recording process on "post-classical music."
 

About Joseph Horowitz

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Joseph Horowitz is the author of seven previous books, including Understanding Toscanini (named one of the best books of the year by the New York Book Critics Circle and Publishers Weekly) and Classical Music in America (named one of the best books of the year by the Economist). A former New York Times music critic and executive director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, he is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and two NEH Fellowships, among other honors. He lives in New York City.
 
Published May 11, 1995 by Northeastern. 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Horowitz (Wagner Nights) is one of the few contemporary music critics who are also involved in the creation of music--in this case, as executive director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic.

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