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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Average rating: 4.06 · 10,075 ratings · 675 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
The Rest Is Noise: Listenin...

4.09 avg rating — 8,452 ratings — published 2007 — 30 editions
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Listen to This

3.94 avg rating — 1,499 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
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Best Music Writing 2011

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3.75 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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The Rest Is Noise Series: D...

3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2013
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The Rest Is Noise Series: T...

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The Rest Is Noise Series: B...

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The Rest Is Noise Series: C...

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The Rest Is Noise Series: A...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2013
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Obscenity in the Milk: A Co...

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“The best kind of classical performance is not a retreat into the past but an intensification of the present. The mistake that apostles of the classical have always made is to have joined their love of the past to a dislike of the present. The music has other ideas: it hates the past and wants to escape.”
Alex Ross, Listen to This

“Finally, three smashing chords to finish, obviously intended to set off a roar of applause. I start to clap, but the man with the score glares again. One does not applaud in the midst of greatly great great music, even if the composer wants one to! Coughing, squirming, whispering, the crowd suppresses its urge to express pleasure. It’s like mass anal retention.”
Alex Ross, Listen to This

“The difficult thing about music writing, in the end, is not to describe a sound but to describe a human being.”
Alex Ross, Listen to This

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