The Rest is Noise

Listening to the Twentieth Century

Alex 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. Les mer
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Alex 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 Bjoerk, 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.

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Prefacexv
Where to Listenxix




Part I: 1900-1933





The Golden Age: Strauss, Mahler, and the Fin de Siecle

3(33)




Doctor Faust: Schoenberg, Debussy, and Atonality

36(44)




Dance of te Earth: The Rite, the Folk, le Jazz

80(50)




Invisible Men: American Composers from Ives to Ellington

130(41)




Apparition from the Woods: The Loneliness of Jean Sibelius

171(23)




City of Nets: Berlin in the Tiventies

194(41)




Part II: 1933-1945





The art of Fear: Music in Stalin's Russia

235(49)




Music for All: Music in FDR's America

284(49)




Death Frgue: Music in Hitler's Germany

333(40)




Part III: 1945-2000





Z U.S. Army and German Music, 1945-1949

373(13)




Brave New World: The Cold War and the Avant-Garde of the Fifties

386(61)




``Grimes! Grimes!'': The Passion of Benjamin Britten

447(36)




Zion Park: Messiaen, Ligeti, and the Avant-Garde of the Sixties

483(32)




Beethoven Was Wrong: Bop, Rock, and the Minimalists

515(43)




Sunken Cathedrals: Music at Century's End

558(31)
Epilogue589(4)
Notes593(58)
Suggested Listening and Reading651(12)
Acknowledgments663(4)
Index667

Om forfatteren

Alex Ross has been the music critic of the 'New Yorker' since 1996. From 1992 to 1996 he wrote for the 'New York Times'. His first book, 'The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century', published in 2007, was awarded the Guardian First Book Award and was shortlisted for the Pulitzer and Samuel Johnson prizes. In 2008 he became a MacArthur Fellow. A native of Washington, DC, he now lives in Manhattan.