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The rest is noise

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Alex Ross' 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, and Brahms to Bjork, travelling from pre-First World War Vienna to downtown New York in the sixties.

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.

2012 edition. Good condition large paperback, no creasing, cover like new except for faint marking in top left hand corner. Some slight bending of the page block due to storage.

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Author(s):
Alex Ross
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 x 23 x 5
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1841154763
ISBN-13:
9781841154763
Number of pages:
694
Publisher:
Fourth Estate
Title:
The Rest is Noise - Listening to the Twentieth Century

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Alex Ross' 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, and Brahms to Bjork, travelling from pre-First World War Vienna to downtown New York in the sixties.

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.

2012 edition. Good condition large paperback, no creasing, cover like new except for faint marking in top left hand corner. Some slight bending of the page block due to storage.

Author(s):
Alex Ross
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 x 23 x 5
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1841154763
ISBN-13:
9781841154763
Number of pages:
694
Publisher:
Fourth Estate
Title:
The Rest is Noise - Listening to the Twentieth Century

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