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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date October 25, 2011
Pages 380
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312610685
ISBN-10 0312610688
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
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One of The Telegraph's Best Music Books 2011

Alex Ross's award-winning international bestseller, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, has become a contemporary classic, establishing Ross as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross describes his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of his writing from more than a decade at The New Yorker. These pieces, dedicated to classical and popular artists alike, are at once erudite and lively. In a previously unpublished essay, Ross brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history―from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin―through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. He vibrantly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi, and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews with modern pop masters such as Björk and Radiohead; and introduces us to music students at a Newark high school and indie-rock hipsters in Beijing.

Whether his subject is Mozart or Bob Dylan, Ross shows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition. Witty, passionate, and brimming with insight, Listen to This teaches us how to listen more closely.



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Reprint edition from Picador USA (October 25, 2011)
9780312610685 | details & prices | 380 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $20.00
About: One of The Telegraph's Best Music Books 2011 Alex Ross's award-winning international bestseller, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, has become a contemporary classic, establishing Ross as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians.
Miscellaneous
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 28, 2010)
9781429977616 | details & prices | 384 pages | List price $12.99

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