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The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century Kindle Edition

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‘It’s a history of 20th-century music so vivid and original in approach that it made me listen again to many pieces I thought I knew well.’ Philip Pullman, Guardian (Books of the Year)

‘Ranks as my non-fiction book of the year. Erudite and engaging, written with flair and passion.’ Boyd Tonkin Independent (Books of the Year)

‘Combines scrupulous and inventive analyses of the 20th century’s music with lavish care over that music’s improvised history.’ Adam Thirwell, Guardian (Books of the Year)

‘Magisterial.’ Telegraph (Books of the Year)

‘He places the music in social and cultural context while sticking to the score and eschewing the artworld political consensus. A miracle.’ George Walden, TLS (Books of the Year)

‘The Rest is Noise achieves the aim with bravura, hacking out a path leading from cacophonous European modernism to the white noise of The Velvet Underground.’ Ludovic Hunter-Tilroy, Financial Times (Books of the Year)

‘Alex Ross breaks new ground. This is an astonishing book.’ Bob Stanley, The Times (Books of the Year)

‘Expansive and artful survey of modern music.’ The London Paper (Books of the Year)

'Just occasionally someone writes a book you've waited your life to read. Alex Ross's enthralling history of 20th-century music is, for me, one of those books.' Alan Rusbridger, Guardian

‘Alex Ross's incredibly nourishing book will rekindle anyone's fire for music.’ Björk

‘Stunning narrative. Visionary music critic Alex Ross comes closer than anyone to describing the spellbinding sensations music provokes.’ Financial Times

‘A work of immense scope and ambition … a great achievement. Rilke once wrote of how he learned to stand 'more seeingly' in front of certain paintings. Ross enables us to listen more hearingly.’ New York Times

'The book achieves a remarkable interdisciplinary synthesis, in which music illuminates history as well as vice versa … Ross has delivered a sound-drenched masterpiece.' Steven Poole, Guardian

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A masterly writer...A remarkable book.'

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1365 KB
  • Print Length: 729 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0312427719
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial (25 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IND4NO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149,346 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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