WorldCat Identities

Ross, Alex 1968-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 173 publications in 9 languages and 5,846 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Contributor, Commentator, Narrator
Classifications: ML197, 780.904
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Alex Ross
 
Most widely held works by Alex Ross
The rest is noise : listening to the twentieth century by Alex Ross( Book )

49 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Listen to this by Alex Ross( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ‘Listen To This’ Alex Ross, the music critic for the New Yorker, looks both backwards and forwards in time, capturing essential figures and ideas in classical music history, as well as giving an alternative view of recent pop music that emphasizes the power of the individual musical voice. After relating his first encounter with classical music, Ross vibrantly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews wth modern pop masters such as Bjork and Radiohead; and introduces us to music students at a Newark high school and to indie-rock hipsters in Beijing. In his essay ‘Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues’, Ross brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history - from Renaissance dance to Led Zeppelin - through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. Whether his subject is Mozart or Bob Dylan, Ross writes in a style at once erudite and lively, showing how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition. He explains how pop music can achieve the status of high art and how classical music can become a vital part of the wider contemporary culture. Witty, passionate and brimming with insight, ‘Listen to This’ teaches us to listen more closely
The rest is noise : [listening to the twentieth century] by Alex Ross( Recording )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Best music writing 2011( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of essays written in 2011 about music and its culture covering such music styles as rock, pop, rap, jazz, blues, and country and featuring such authors as Jason Cherkis, Jessica Hopper, Chet Flippo, and James Wood
Björk : mid-career retrospective with new commisioned piece for MoMA by Björk( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exhibition is the product of the close collaboration between Björk and Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large and Director of MoMA PS1, to bring together a chronology of music, sounds, videos, objects, instruments, and costumes, which visualize and reflect the characteristics of the artist's main work-- her singing and composing"--Foreword
The rest is noise : das 20. Jahrhundert hören by Alex Ross( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in German and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aufregend erzählte (Hör-)Reise durch die Klangwelten des 20. Jahrhunderts
The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author is the classical music critic for the New Yorker. This wide-ranging historical material is organized in thematic essays based in personalities and places. Providing precise, easily understood musical analysis ranging from the notes of Leonard Bernstein to Arnold Schoenberg. A look at the twentieth century through its music
El ruido eterno : escuchar el siglo XX a través de su música by Alex Ross( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta es la historia del siglo XX a través de su música, desde la Viena de antes de la Primera Guerra Mundial hasta el París de los años 20; desde la Alemania de Hitler o la Rusia de Stalin al Nueva York de los años 60. Transportando a los lectores por el laberinto del sonido moderno, Alex Ross nos descubre las conexiones entre los acontecimientos más importantes y los compositores más infl uyentes, hombres que se rebelaron contra el culto al pasado clásico, lucharon contra la indiferencia del gran público y desafi aron a dictadores.Alex Ross ha fi rmado un libro imprescindible sobre un tiempo fascinante, caótico y estridente. El ruido eterno ha sido galardonado con el National Book Critics Circle Award, el Guardian First Book Award y un Royal Philharmonic Society Award; ha sido finalista del Premio Pulitzer y del Premio Samuel Johnson, y ha sido elegido como uno de los mejores libros del año por The New York Times
Listen to this by Alex Ross( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays showcases the best of Ross's writing from more than a decade at" The New Yorker." 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
Björk: Archives : eine Retrospektive; [... erscheint anlässlich der Ausstellung "Björk", The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 08. März - 7. Juni 2015] by Alex Ross( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senti questo by Alex Ross( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nijusseiki o kataru ongaku by Alex Ross( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kore o kike by Alex Ross( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nijusseiki o kataru ongaku : 2 by Alex Ross( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Björk by Björk( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exhibition is the product of the close collaboration between Björk and Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large and Director of MoMA PS1, to bring together a chronology of music, sounds, videos, objects, instruments, and costumes, which visualize and reflect the characteristics of the artist's main work-- her singing and composing"--Foreword
La humanidad futura by Kurt Busiek( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ciclo Tramas americanas: encuentros con autores americanos en la BNE by Alex Ross( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sesión del ciclo Tramas americanas: encuentro con autores americanos en la BNE, que contará con la presencia del crítico musical y escritor estadounidense Alex Ross, autor del libro El ruido eterno. Acto organizado en colaboración con la Agregaduría Cultural de la Embajada de Estados Unidos
Björk by Björk( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This exhibition is the product of the close collaboration between Björk and Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large and Director of MoMA PS1, to bring together a chronology of music, sounds, videos, objects, instruments, and costumes, which visualize and reflect the characteristics of the artist's main work-- her singing and composing"--Foreword
Alex Ross by Alex Ross( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Articles and a blog by the music critic of The New Yorker." Includes columns since 1996, essays, fall previews, literary/miscellaneous articles, popular articles, profiles
The place where you go to listen : in search of an ecology of music by John Luther Adams( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A personal journey into the music of the Arctic
 
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The rest is noise : listening to the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Alex Ross Amerikaans journalist

Alex Ross amerikai zenekritikus, 1968-

Alex Ross US-amerikanischer Musikkritiker

Ross, Alekss 1968-

Ross, Alex

Алекс Росс музыкальный критик

الکس راس ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

로스, 알렉스 1968-

Languages
English (96)

Spanish (14)

German (12)

Japanese (8)

French (7)

Italian (7)

Dutch (2)

Russian (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
Listen to thisThe rest is noise : [listening to the twentieth century]Best music writing 2011The Rest is NoiseThe place where you go to listen : in search of an ecology of music