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The Rest Is Noise

Listening to the Twentieth Century

Alex Ross, Grover Gardner (Read by)

MP3 CD

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/15/2007)
Paperback (10/14/2008)
Compact Disc (12/1/2007)
Hardcover (10/16/2007)
Audio Cassette (10/1/2007)
Audio Cassette (10/1/2007)
Compact Disc (11/1/2007)

Description

The scandal over modern music has not died down. While modern paintings by Picasso and Pollock sell for a hundred million or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences; yet the influence of modern sound can be felt everywhere. Alex Ross, music critic for the New Yorker, shows how modern music has pervaded every corner of twentieth-century life. The Rest Is Noise takes the listener inside the labyrinth of modern sound, from turn-of-the-century Vienna to bohemian Paris, from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies. We meet the maverick personalities who have defied the classical past, and we follow the rise of mass culture and mass politics on this sweeping tour of twentieth-century history as told through its music.

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781433207945

Publication Date: October 1, 2007