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...
The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky"s Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences....
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...
"Ross does a good and very full job in tracing the obsession of different times and places, and the intellectual flavour each wave took ... excellent, and extraordinarily thorough"' Philip Hensher, Spectator "'An absolutely masterly work ......