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Alex Ross

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 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 In a previously unpublished essay, Ross brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history-from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin-through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and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.

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 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 In a previously unpublished essay, Ross brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history-from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin-through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and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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Genres:

Music

Description:

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 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.

Language:

English

Length:

14h 32m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

09:08


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

36:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

31:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

30:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

30:09