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Author: Alex Ross
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Picador pbk. editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ross, Alex, 1968-
Listen to this.
(OCoLC)759121720
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Ross
ISBN: 9781429977616 1429977612 9780007357147 0007357141
OCLC Number: 861602344
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 380 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents: Listen to this : crossing the border from classical to pop --
Chacona, lamento, walking blues : bass lines of music history --
Infernal machines : how recordings changed music --
The storm of style : Mozart's golden mean --
Orbiting : Radiohead's grand tour --
The anti-maestro : Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Los Angeles Philharmonic --
Great soul : searching for Schubert --
Emotional landscapes : Björk's saga --
Symphony of millions : classical music in China --
Song of the Earth : the Arctic sound of John Luther Adams --
Verdi's grip : opera as popular art --
Almost famous : on the road with the St. Lawrence Quartet --
Edges of pop : Kiki and Herb, Cecil Taylor and Sonic Youth, Sinatra, Kurt Cobain --
Learning the score : the crisis in music education --
Voice of the century : Marian Anderson --
The music mountain : inside the Marlboro retreat --
The end of silence : John Cage --
I saw the light : following Bob Dylan --
Fervor : remembering Lorraine Hunt Lieberson --
Blessed are the sad : late Brahms.
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In Listen to This, the award-winning music critic and author of The Rest is Noise, Alex Ross looks forward and backward in musical culture: capturing essential figures in classical music history, as  Read more...

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