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One of The Telegraphs Best Music Books 2011

Alex Rosss 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 historians. Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross describes his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of his writing from more than a decade at The New Yorker. These pieces, dedicated to classical and popular artists alike, are at once erudite and lively. In a previously unpublished essay, Ross brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history—from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin—through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. He vibrantly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi, and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews with modern pop masters such as Björk and Radiohead; and introduces us to music students at a Newark high school and indie-rock hipsters in Beijing.

Whether his subject is Mozart or Bob Dylan, Ross shows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition. Witty, passionate, and brimming with insight, Listen to This teaches us how to listen more closely.

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A New and Updated Edition

Listen to This—which collects Alex Rosss finest writing for The New Yorker since 1994—is the rare book that moves across the entire landscape of music, from classical to rock and back again.  In this series of lively, erudite essays, Ross tells of his own late-blooming discovery of pop, and of how contemporary sounds relate to centuries of musical tradition.  He vividly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi, and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews with modern pop masters such as Björk and Radiohead; and, in a previously unpublished essay, he brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history—from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin—through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. Witty, passionate, and brimming with insight, Listen to This shows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition.

About the Author

ALEX ROSS has been the music critic for The New Yorker since 1996. He is the author of the international bestseller The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, which was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and won the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award.

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David_JT, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by David_JT)
Alex Ross loves writing about music. That is fortunate for the rest of us because he does it so well and because his musical interests are so eclectic. If you are not so familiar with Verdi, you might be intrigued by the high praise Alex gives this giant of the opera world. If that praise is not enough, perhaps the equally strong accolades he gives to Radiohead might pique your interest enough to investigate a Verdi opera. The book provides a great introduction to many different kinds of great music. It's very good on its own merits, and can also help you round out your music library.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312610685
Author:
Ross, Alex
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Classical
Subject:
Reference
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 11 bandw illustrations througho
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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A New and Updated Edition

Listen to This—which collects Alex Rosss finest writing for The New Yorker since 1994—is the rare book that moves across the entire landscape of music, from classical to rock and back again.  In this series of lively, erudite essays, Ross tells of his own late-blooming discovery of pop, and of how contemporary sounds relate to centuries of musical tradition.  He vividly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi, and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews with modern pop masters such as Björk and Radiohead; and, in a previously unpublished essay, he brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history—from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin—through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. Witty, passionate, and brimming with insight, Listen to This shows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition.

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