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Author Ross, Alex, 1968-

Title The rest is noise [sound recording] : [listening to the twentieth century] / by Alex Ross.

Imprint [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, p2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Audiobook CD    780.904 ROS    Available
Description 18 sound discs (23 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Compact discs.
Subtitle from container.
Performer Read by Grover Gardner.
Summary The scandal over modern music has not died-- while paintings by Picasso and Pollock sell for millions of dollars, works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. Yet the influence of modern music can be felt everywhere. Avant-garde sounds populate the soundtracks of Hollywood thrillers. Minimalist music has had a huge effect on rock, pop, and dance music from the Velvet Underground onward. Music critic Alex Ross shines a bright light on this secret world, taking us from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties, from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to New York in the sixties and seventies. We follow the rise of mass culture and mass politics, of new technologies, of hot and cold wars, of experiments, revolutions, and riots. The end result is not so much a history of twentieth-century music as a history of the twentieth century through its music.--Publisher's description.
Subject Music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Added Author Gardner, Grover. Narrator.
ISBN 9781433207938
Music No. Z4531 Blackstone Audio
ZE4531 Blackstone Audio

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