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The Front Row

The Front Row, Friday, 1/02/2009

KUHF’s Chris Johnson spends the hour in conversation with author Joseph Horowitz who’s recent book, Classical Music in America is a thorough and elightening look at a genre which he refers to as a “mutant transplant” in this country. We look at the past and future of classical music in the United States and sample a wealth of musical examples along the way…



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We devote the entire hour to the rich and fascinating, but at the same time, rather curious subject of Classical Music in America. It’s the subject of a recent book by author Joseph Horowitz who’s premise is that classical music is, in fact, an alien immigrant in our land and has never quite assimilated. He also says that we are now in a “Post-Classical” era, full of opportunities and problems. We discuss the past and future of Classical Music in America and listen to a number of musical examples as KUHF’s Chris Johnson talks with Joseph Horowitz via phone from his home in New York City. Listen. Download.