The Rest Is Noise
Listening to the Twentieth CenturyBook - 2008
The scandal over modern music has not died--while paintings by Picasso and Pollock sell for millions of dollars, works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. Yet the influence of modern music can be felt everywhere. Avant-garde sounds populate the soundtracks of Hollywood thrillers. Minimalist music has had a huge effect on rock, pop, and dance music from the Velvet Underground onward. Music critic Alex Ross shines a bright light on this secret world, taking us from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties, from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to New York in the sixties and seventies.
Publisher: New York : Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008, ©2007
Edition: 1st Picador ed.
Characteristics: xviii, 684 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.