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020 _a9781841154763
082 _a780.904
100 _aRoss, Alex
245 _aThe rest is noise: listening to the twentieth century
_cRoss, Alex
260 _bHarper Collins, Fourth estate
300 _axviii, 695 p.
504 _aTable of Contents: Part I. 1900-1933 1. The golden age : Strauss, Mahler, and the fin de siècle 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 Part III. 1945-2000 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
520 _aAlex 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 which music fragmented into apparently divergent strands, each influenced by its own composers, performers and musical innovations. In this comprehensive tour, Alex Ross, music critic for the New Yorker’, explores the people and places that shaped musical development: Adams to Zweig, Brahms to Bjrk, pre-First World War Vienna to Nixon in China’. Above all, this unique portrait of an exceptional era weaves together art, politics and cultural history to show how twentieth-century classical music was both a symptom and a source of immense social change. This edition includes a definitive list of the greatest recordings of twentieth-century music. https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9781841154763/the-rest-is-noise
650 _aMusic - History
650 _aHistory - Criticism
650 _aCriticism - Music
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