Alex Ross

The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century

(First Printing)

Main Details
Author Alex Ross
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
First Printing
Identifying Codes
ISBN 10 0374249393
ISBN 13 9780374249397
Format Hardback
Publication Location New York, NY, USA
Page Count 624 pages
Font Bembo
Language English
Chapters Preface
Where to Listen
Part I: 1900-1933
1. The Golden Age: Strauss, Mahler, and the Fin de Si├Ęcle
2. Doctor Faust: Schoenberg, Debussy, and Atonality
3. Dance of the Earth: The Rite, the Folk, le Jazz
4. Invisible Men: American Composers from Ives to Ellington
5. Apparition from the Woods: The Loneliness of Jean Sibelius
6. City of Nets: Berlin in the Twenties
Part II: 1933-1945
7. The Art of Fear: Music in Stalin's Russia
8. Music for All: Music in FDR's America
9. Death Fugue: Music in Hitler's Germany
10. Zero Hour: The U.S. Army and German Music, 1945-1949
11. Brave New World: The Cold War and the Avant-Garde of the Fifties
12. "Grimes! Grimes!": The Passion of Benjamin Britten
13. Zion Park: Messiaen, Ligeti, and the Avant-Garde of the Sixties
14. Beethoven Was Wrong: Bop, Rock, and the Minimalists
15. Sunken Cathedrals: Music at Century's End
Suggested Listening and Reading


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