Alex Ross

Alex Ross

Alex Ross has been the music critic of The New Yorker since 1996. His first book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the Guardian First Book Award, the Premio Napoli, and the Grand Prix des Muses, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Ross has received an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and honorary doctorates from the New England Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music. In 2008, he was named a MacArthur Fellow. His second book, Listen to This, appeared in 2010. He is now working on a book entitled Wagnerism.

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    • The Rest Is Noise

    • Listening to the 20th Century
    • By: Alex Ross
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 23 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 370
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    The Rest Is Noise takes the listener inside the labyrinth of modern music....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Learned so much!

    • By Paula on 02-18-08

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Listen to This

    • By: Alex Ross
    • Narrated by: Alex Ross
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Listen to This showcases the best of Ross’s writing on pop and classical music from more than a decade at The New Yorker....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good writing, terrible reading

    • By Eric Wright on 03-02-18

    Regular price: $35.93

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