Allan Kozinn

Allan Kozinn (@kozinn) began writing about music for The New York Times in 1977, and served on its culture staff from 1991 to 2014. He was born in New York and studied music and journalism at Syracuse University.

Articles By This Author

Allan Kozinn - November 19, 2019

The polyglot nature of modern composition means that style is no longer polemics, and women composers can make the music they need to.

Allan Kozinn - August 9, 2019

New recordings by Caleb Burhans, Alex Weiser, and Caroline Shaw show their broad interests and influences.

Allan Kozinn - March 29, 2019

Jennifer Koh, Rachel Barton Pine, and Hugh Marsh tap into fresh founts of inspiration ranging from rural blues to electronic processing.

Allan Kozinn - January 8, 2019

Recordings of new music rooted in tradition that still is uncompromisingly contemporary — and sometimes unsettling.

Allan Kozinn - July 20, 2018

In the latest recordings from Robert Honstein and Rob Schwimmer, the soloist is the whole story, while Simone Dinnerstein and A Far Cry take on Philip Glass's Piano Concerto No. 3.

Allan Kozinn - June 19, 2018

Keeping up with these quartets isn't easy, because, as new recordings show, they are always doing something new.

Allan Kozinn - April 28, 2018

Du Yun's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera breaks new ground, as does composer Andy Akiho and the duo Subtle Degrees.

Allan Kozinn - January 29, 2018

New albums show contemporary musicians and groups can do rock and folk and classical well.

Allan Kozinn - October 27, 2017

With the structure in place, Bang on a Can continues to spread its gospel, looking forward rather than at its accomplishments.

Allan Kozinn - October 14, 2017

New music without Bang on a Can would be a lot less visible, a lot grayer, and a lot less fun. Here’s the story of their breakthrough ideas.