Israel Horowitz

Israel Horowitz was an American record producer who became an editor and columnist on classical music at Billboard magazine. Horowitz was born in New York City on September 6, 1916. He attended the Juilliard School where he studied the violin. He was drafted in 1943 into the United States Army Air Forces, where he was an ordnance technician. His commanding officer had him write a history of his battalion after having seen the quality of his writing while censoring his mail. He remained in the Army Air Forces as a writer and historian until 1947. After leaving military service, he was hired as a reporter by Billboard in 1948, where he first covered the coin-operated machine beat and moved on to cover music. He was hired by Decca Records in 1956. When Horowitz was hired by Decca, the label had not been producing classical music, and it was Horowitz's efforts that enabled Decca to compete with Columbia Records and RCA Records. He served as director of classical artists and repertory from 1958 to 1971. Click on image for complete data. Return to the Flight 694/383/128 Aviation Memorial website: .

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Israel Horowitz {09/06/1916 - 12/26/2008}
1965 Home: New York City

Spouse: Millie Horowitz

Religion: Judaism

United States Army: Ordinance Technician 1943 to1947
Decca Records: Head of Classical Music 1956 to1971
Prometheus Global Media: New York Bureau Chief 1971 to 1989

School: Juilliard School

Additional locations lived: Closter, New Jersey

Interned on December 29, 2008 at Rockland Cemetery

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