PDF/EBOOK (The Rest Is Noise Listening to the Twentieth Century)

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  • The Rest Is Noise Listening to the Twentieth Century
  • Alex Ross
  • English
  • 01 May 2020
  • 9780374249397

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Free read è eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Alex Ross Alex Ross ´ 8 Free download Free download The Rest Is Noise Listening to the Twentieth Century Ers Minimalism has had a huge effect on rock pop and dance music from the Velvet Underground onward The Rest Is Noise shows why twentieth century composers felt compelled to create a famously bewildering variety of sounds from the purest beauty to the purest noise It tells of a remarkable array of maverick personalities who resisted the cult of the classical past struggled against the indifference of a wide public and defied the will of dictators Whether they have charmed audiences with sweet sounds or battered them with dissonance composers have alwa. This isn t something I say lightly but pretty much everyone should consider reading Alex Ross The Rest Is Noise Why Because a it makes for a riveting work of political and cultural history and b it provides a layman s entry point into that most venerable of Western art forms classical musicI first became acuainted with this book in my late teens By that time I d already immersed myself uite heavily in free jazz noise and the like But classical music especially the 20th century variety had thus far eluded my understanding Like many otherwise adventurous young listeners I felt overwhelmed by the plethora of composers performers and recordings to choose from And in this regard avant jazz was comparatively speaking pretty straightforward all you needed to do was track yourself down a copy of Interstellar Space or Free Jazz or Spiritual Unity With composed music the problem was knowing where the hell you should even startEnter The Rest Is Noise Over the course of fifteen chapters which trace the development of modern classical from Strauss and Mahler up until the present age Ross examines the seminal musical works of the 20th century as well as the social and political contexts that birthed them It s all terribly fascinating stuff But history only makes up one side of the coin and the book concludes with a list of recommended recordings a comprehensive list may be found on Ross website to guide the inexperienced listener through the disorienting terrain of aural source materialYet this book doesn t only tell you what to listen to it also teaches you how to listen Gifted with an arresting propensity for translating sounds into words Ross occasionally devotes a few pages to a single piece of music explaining how a particular snare drum pattern in a Shostakovich symphony say might function as a subtle critiue of authoritarianism or how the retrograde rhythms in a Messiaen chamber work serve to hinder the audience s perception of time And by means of these descriptions Ross deftly inculcates the art of deep listening of knowing how to successfully parse a swirling miasma of tones textures and timbresIn short The Rest Is Noise is an effective gateway drug into the wild and mystifying world of 20th century classical music And so I say Bravo bravo as I rise for a standing ovationPS If anyone would like some classical recommendations shoot me a message and I d be than happy to oblige Save for perhaps the illiterate and the hopelessly tone deaf

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Free read è eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Alex Ross Alex Ross ´ 8 Free download Free download The Rest Is Noise Listening to the Twentieth Century Ys been exuberantly of the present defying the stereotype of classical music as a dying art The narrative goes from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies We follow the rise of mass culture and mass politics of dramatic new technologies of hot and cold wars of experiments revolutions riots and friendships forged and broken The end result is not so much a history of twentieth century music as a history of the twentieth century through its mus. Who says history is boring And who says classical music died with Wagner Well I have actually always liked history but was largely unfamiliar with 20c classical music until I read Ross excellent The Rest is Noise Alex Ross does an amazing job of writing the history of the 20c in classical music starting at the waning but overwhelming influence of Wagner on early 20c composers like Schoenberg and Stravinsky through the onset of atonal music and on through the wars and the crazy 60 s I had NO idea that classical music was so incredibly rich and interesting particularly in the previous century I don t want to spoil anything here because it is incredibly readable and you will learn on nearly every page I am still trying to get through all the recordings that he posted on his book s website which could serve as a fore taste of how great this book is Don t walk but run to and grab a copy I liked it so much that I bought the seuel Listen to Thishappy reading

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Free read è eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Alex Ross Alex Ross ´ 8 Free download Free download The Rest Is Noise Listening to the Twentieth Century The Rest Is Noise Listening to the Twentieth Century is a voyage into the labyrinth of modern music which remains an obscure world for most people While paintings of Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or and lines from T S Eliot are uoted on the yearbook pages of alienated teenagers across the land twentieth century classical music still sends ripples of unease through audiences At the same time its influence can be felt everywhere Atonal chords crop up in jazz Avant garde sounds populate the soundtracks of Hollywood thrill. 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