The Rest is Noise : Listening to the Twentieth Century, Paperback Book

The Rest is Noise : Listening to the Twentieth Century Paperback

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Alex Ross's sweeping history of twentieth-century classical music, winner of the Guardian First Book Award, is a gripping account of a musical revolution.The landscape of twentieth-century classical music is a wild one: this was a period in which music fragmented into apparently divergent strands, each influenced by its own composers, performers and musical innovations.

In this comprehensive tour, Alex Ross, music critic for the `New Yorker', explores the people and places that shaped musical development: Adams to Zweig, Brahms to Bjork, pre-First World War Vienna to `Nixon in China'.Above all, this unique portrait of an exceptional era weaves together art, politics and cultural history to show how twentieth-century classical music was both a symptom and a source of immense social change.This edition includes a definitive list of the greatest recordings of twentieth-century music.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 640 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Music: styles & genres
  • ISBN: 9781841154763

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