Alex  Ross

Alex Ross

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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, was published in 2007 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and became a national bestseller. It won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the Guardian First Book Award, and the Royal Philharmonic Society Creative Communication Award; appeared on the New York Times's list of the ten best books of year; and was a finalist for the Pulitzer and the Samuel Johnson prizes. Ross has received a Letter of Distinction from the American Music Center

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Jane Freilicher, "Yellow." Courtesy of Tibor de Nagy.

Over at WQXR, Anne Midgette, David Patrick Stearns, and Zachary Woolfe have an excellent wrap-up of the year's highs and lows. Also worth noting is a comprehensive CD list by George Grella. He's absolutely right about the Harbison disc — the String Trio is a piece in which every note seems to count. A few other notable discs that I overlook...

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Average rating: 4.08 · 7,616 ratings · 587 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
The Rest Is Noise: Listenin...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 6,494 ratings — published 2007 — 26 editions
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Listen to This
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 1,048 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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Best Music Writing 2011
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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The Rest Is Noise Series: D...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2013
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Viss cits ir troksnis. Divd...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2007
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The Rest Is Noise Series: B...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013
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