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The Rest Is Noise Listening to the Twentieth Century

ISBN: 9780312427719 | 0312427719
Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
Pub. Date: 10/14/2008

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Winner of the 2007 National Book Critics CircleAward for Criticism ANew York Times Book ReviewTop Ten Book of the Year Timemagazine Top Ten Nonfiction Book of 2007 Newsweek Favorite Books of 2007 AWashington Post Book WorldBest Book of 2007 In this sweeping and dramatic narrative, Alex Ross, music critic forThe New Yorker, weaves together the histories of the twentieth century and its music, from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties; from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies up to the present. Taking readers into the labyrinth of modern style, Ross draws revelatory connections between the century's most influential composers and the wider culture.The Rest Is Noiseis an astonishing history of the twentieth century as told through its music.

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