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The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
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Book cover for 9780312427719
 
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.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781433207938
 
Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (December 16, 2007)
9781433207938 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.00 × 2.00 in. | 1.05 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.