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The Resource The rest is noise : listening to the twentieth century, Alex Ross

The rest is noise : listening to the twentieth century, Alex Ross

Label
The rest is noise : listening to the twentieth century
Title
The rest is noise
Title remainder
listening to the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Alex Ross
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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.--From publisher description
Awards note
Guardian First Book Award, 2008.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, Alex
Dewey number
780.9/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML197
LC item number
.R76 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Klassieke muziek
  • Receptie
  • Musik
Label
The rest is noise : listening to the twentieth century, Alex Ross
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 545-593) and index
  • Includes discography: page 595
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1900-1933. The golden age : Strauss, Mahler, and the fin de siècle ; Doctor Faust : Schoenberg, Debussy, and atonality ; Dance of the earth : the Rite, the folk, le jazz ; Invisible men : American composers from Ives to Ellington ; Apparition from the woods : the loneliness of Jean Sibelius ; City of nets : Berlin in the twenties -- 1933-1945. The art of fear : music in Stalin's Russia ; Music for all : music in FDR's America ; Death fugue : music in Hitler's Germany -- 1945-2000. Zero hour : the U.S. army and German music, 1945-1949 ; Brave new world : the Cold War and the avant-garde of the fifties ; "Grimes! Grimes!" : the passion of Benjamin Britten ; Zion park : Messiaen, Ligeti, and the avant-garde of the sixties ; Beethoven was wrong : bop, rock, and the minimalists ; Sunken cathedrals : music at century's end
Control code
ocm82172875
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 624 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374249397
Lccn
2007004504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780374249397
  • R5669341
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o82172875
  • (OCoLC)82172875
Label
The rest is noise : listening to the twentieth century, Alex Ross
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 545-593) and index
  • Includes discography: page 595
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1900-1933. The golden age : Strauss, Mahler, and the fin de siècle ; Doctor Faust : Schoenberg, Debussy, and atonality ; Dance of the earth : the Rite, the folk, le jazz ; Invisible men : American composers from Ives to Ellington ; Apparition from the woods : the loneliness of Jean Sibelius ; City of nets : Berlin in the twenties -- 1933-1945. The art of fear : music in Stalin's Russia ; Music for all : music in FDR's America ; Death fugue : music in Hitler's Germany -- 1945-2000. Zero hour : the U.S. army and German music, 1945-1949 ; Brave new world : the Cold War and the avant-garde of the fifties ; "Grimes! Grimes!" : the passion of Benjamin Britten ; Zion park : Messiaen, Ligeti, and the avant-garde of the sixties ; Beethoven was wrong : bop, rock, and the minimalists ; Sunken cathedrals : music at century's end
Control code
ocm82172875
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 624 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374249397
Lccn
2007004504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780374249397
  • R5669341
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o82172875
  • (OCoLC)82172875

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