The Rest is Noise

Listening to the Twentieth Century

The Rest is Noise
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Format E-Bok
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Filformat EPUB
Utgivelsesår 2011
Språk Engelsk
ISBN 9780007380862

Om The Rest is Noise

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 Björk, 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.

'Alex Ross's incredibly nourishing book will rekindle anyone's fire for music.' Björk 'A brilliant, bracing account of all the different kinds of ?classical" music that have permeated this last dark century. Such an entertaining, accessible and enthralling book.' Colin Greenwood, Guardian 'It's a history of 20th-century music so vivid and original in approach that it made me listen again to many pieces I thought I knew well.' Philip Pullman, Guardian ...

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