Edward Rothstein

1999 Vera List Center Fellow
Edward Rothstein is critic at large for the Wall Street Journal. He teaches a course at the Mannes School of Music at The New School, titled "Speaking of Music," on philosophy, history, and criticism. Before joining the Journal he was critic at large for The New York Times for nearly twenty years, reviewing museum exhibitions and writing about the arts and ideas. He also served as chief music critic of The New York Times, music critic for The New Republic and has written for a wide variety of magazines and journals. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a 1999 Fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, and a longtime fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013. Rothstein is the author of Emblems of Mind: The Inner Life of Music and Mathematic, co-author of Visions of Utopia, and is writing a book about Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.