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The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
By Alex Ross and Grover Gardner (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication date December 15, 2007
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781433207921
ISBN-10 1433207923
Dimensions 2.75 by 4.25 by 6 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $34.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A colorful history of modern music is set against the backdrop of the events, personalities, social institutions, and cultural movements of the twentieth century, chronicling the evolution of mass culture and mass politics, technological innovation, revolution, social experiments, and more in terms of the music of the era. Simultaneous.
Amazon.com description: Product 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, the brilliant music critic for the New Yorker, shines a bright light on this secret world and shows how it 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 through its music.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780312427719
 
With Alex Ross | Reprint edition from Picador USA (October 14, 2008)
9780312427719 | details & prices | 684 pages | 5.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $22.00
This edition also contains The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
About: Winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for CriticismA New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book of the YearTime magazine Top Ten Nonfiction Book of 2007Newsweek Favorite Books of 2007A Washington Post Book World Best Book of 2007In this sweeping and dramatic narrative, Alex Ross, music critic for The 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.
Miscellaneous
Cassette/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (December 15, 2007)
9781433207921 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.00 × 2.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $34.95
About: A history of modern music is set against the backdrop of the events and cultural movements of the twentieth century, chronicling the evolution of mass culture, technological innovation, revolution, social experiments, and more in terms of the music of the era.

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