The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century

The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century

Alex Ross

Winner of the 2007 nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award for Criticism
A New York instances booklet evaluate Top Ten ebook of the Year
Time magazine most sensible Ten Nonfiction ebook of 2007

Newsweek favourite Books of 2007
A Washington submit ebook global Best publication of 2007

In this sweeping and dramatic narrative, Alex Ross, track critic for The New Yorker, weaves jointly the histories of the 20 th century and its track, from Vienna sooner than the 1st international struggle to Paris within the twenties; from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown big apple within the sixties and seventies as much as the current. Taking readers into the labyrinth of contemporary type, Ross attracts revelatory connections among the century's so much influential composers and the broader tradition. The relaxation Is Noise is an excellent heritage of the 20th century as advised via its music.

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