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Listen to This (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Ross, Alex

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Alex Ross's award-winning international bestseller, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, has become a contemporary classic, establishingRoss as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 e...ssay in which Ross describes his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of his writing from more than a decade at The New Yorker. These pieces, dedicated to classical and popular artists alike, are at once erudite and lively. In a previously unpublished essay, Ross brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history-from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin-through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. He vibrantly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi, and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews with modern pop masters such as Bjork and Radiohead; and introduces us to music students at a Newark high school and indie-rock hipsters in Beijing. 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 more closely.
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ISBN 9780312610685
Publisher St Martin's Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780312610685
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher St Martin's Press
Imprint St Martin's Press
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Ross, Alex
Category Theory Of Music & Musicology
Number of Pages 380
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 780
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text General/trade

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