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Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, is the recipient of numerous awards for his work, including two ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for music criticism, a Holtzbrinck Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin, a Fleck Fellowship from the Banff Centre, and a Letter of Distinction from the American Music Center for significant contributions to the field of contemporary music. The Rest is Noise is his first book.
|Where to Listen||p. xix|
|The Golden Age: Strauss, Mahler, and the Fin de Siecle||p. 3|
|Doctor Faust: Schoenberg, Debussy, and Atonality||p. 36|
|Dance of the Earth: The Rite, the Folk, le Jazz||p. 80|
|Invisible Men: American Composers from Ives to Ellington||p. 130|
|Apparition from the Woods: The Loneliness of Jean Sibelius||p. 171|
|City of Nets: Berlin in the Twenties||p. 194|
|The Art of Fear: Music in Stalin's Russia||p. 235|
|Music for All: Music in FDR's America||p. 284|
|Death Fugue: Music in Hitler's Germany||p. 333|
|Zero Hour: The U.S. Army and German Music, 1945-1949||p. 373|
|Brave New World: The Cold War and the Avant-Garde of the Fifties||p. 386|
|"Grimes! Grimes!": The Passion of Benjamin Britten||p. 447|
|Zion Park: Messiaen, Ligeti, and the Avant-Garde of the Sixties||p. 483|
|Beethoven Was Wrong: Bop, Rock, and the Minimalists||p. 515|
|Sunken Cathedrals: Music at Century's End||p. 558|
|Suggested Listening||p. 651|
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Excerpted from The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross
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