Johnsergeant's Reviews > The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century

The Rest Is Noise by Alex  Ross
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Jan 09, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: audiblecom, audiobook, music
Recommended for: Anyone with even a passing interest in 20th Century music
Read in February, 2008

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Narrator: Grover Gardner
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, 2007
Length: 23 hour 7 min

I thought this was an excellent audiobook. If you have even a passing interest in 20th Century music, you own it to yourself to read/listen to this book. I enjoyed the Audiobook, and have ordered the hardcover, as I would like to re-read it and listen to the music referenced in the book while reading.

Publisher's Summary
The Rest Is Noise takes the listener inside the labyrinth of modern music, from turn-of-the-century Vienna to downtown New York in the '60s and '70s. We meet the maverick personalities and follow the rise of mass culture on this sweeping tour of 20th-century history through its music.

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