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In Thrall To The Enemy Commander oIl the present age Ross examines the seminal musical worksf the 20th century as well as the social and political contexts that birthed them It s all terribly fascinating stuff But history Zoes Muster only makes upne side From Pregnant! of the coin and the book concludes with a listf recommended recordings a comprehensive list may be found Hotter Than Wildfire (Protectors, on Ross website to guide the inexperienced listener through the disorienting terrainf aural source materialYet this book doesn t Dangerous Tidings (Pacific Coast Private Eyes, only tell you what to listen to it also teaches you how to listen Gifted with an arresting propensity for translating sounds into words Rossccasionally devotes a few pages to a single piece Second Chance Colton (The Coltons of Oklahoma, of music explaining how a particular snare drum pattern in a Shostakovich symphony say might function as a subtle critiuef authoritarianism A Marked Man / Alaska With Love (Assassin-Shifter, or how the retrograde rhythms in a Messiaen chamber work serve to hinder the audience s perceptionf time And by means Chivalrous Captain, Rebel Mistress / Breaking The Governesss Rules / The Gamekeepers Lady of these descriptions Ross deftly inculcates the artf deep listening Newborn Daddy of knowing how to successfully parse a swirling miasmaf tones textures and timbresIn short The Rest Is Noise is an effective gateway drug into the wild and mystifying world f 20th century classical music And so I say Bravo bravo as I rise for a standing vationPS If anyone would like some classical recommendations shoot me a message and I d be than happy to Bayou Dreams oblige Save for perhaps the illiterate and the hopelessly tone deaf Alex Ross isne f My Must Read New must read New writers Whenever a new piece f his comes ut I know I m going to be smarter than I Whenever a new piece f his comes ut I know I m going to be smarter than I before To me he is the music critic The Rest Is Noise is ften referred to as the book n 20th century classical music And I can nly further perpetrate that sentiment I think this book is best read and listened to at the same time it really adds to it As such I created a Youtube playlist to go along with your read which you can find here you re looking for a listen with better sound uality and don t mind finding them yourselves I can t blame you then here is the list The Agents Secret Past (Military Investigations of songs that I thought captured the bookRichard Strauss Also Sprach ZarathustraGustav Mahler Symphony No 8Claude Debussy Arabesue IClaude Debussy Prelude to the Afternoonf a FaunArnold Schoenberg Verkl rte NachtAnton Webern Six Pieces for OrchestraIgor Stravinsky Rite Champagne with a Celebrity of SpringDarius Milhaud ScaramoucheWill Marion Cook Swing AlongCharles Ives The Unanswered uestionGeorge Gershwin Rhapsody in BlueJean Sibelius Symphony No 2 Paul Hindemith Sonate per viola e pianoforteLouis Armstrong Mack the KnifeArnold Schoenberg JakobsleiterAlban Berg Lulu SuiteDmitri Shostakovich Symphony No 5Aaron Copland Appalachian SpringJohn Cage Musicf ChangesKarlheinz Stockhausen TelemusikBenjamin Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes Olivier Messiaen uartet for the End Secret Agent Affair (The Doctors Pulaski, of TimeMorton Feldman Rothko ChapelJohn Adams Common Tones in Simple Time This book could be subtitled Musicians who did stuff after Wagner with wildly varied results Wagner hovers like a ghostver this work the Great Father whose achievements couldn t be surpassed in toto The Salvation of Zachary Baumkletterer only in miniature via crazier and crazier endeavours The composers range from deep genius Debussy Sibelius to sterile fapping too many to name but whetherne loves Courting Callie (Heart of the West/Bachelor Auction, or hates their music is irrelevant as this is primarily a workf social history The author describes classical music in the 2000s as a sunken cathedral ie an interregnum and who knows what comes next This book took me way too long to read which is a little strange because I found it very interesting and uite inspiring I m tempted to give it five stars but I m too much Mortimer, Mallory and Allen Taster Collection of a dilettante when it comes to cough serious music to not necessarily take everything that the author is saying at face value I do have two complain You know how you can watch a foreign language movie without subtitles and still enjoy the film You may not speak German but can still tell that Hitler s pissedff You may not speak French but you can tell that Juliette Binoche has reached a point Mustang Wild (Wild, of existential doubt in a meretricious relationship This book was like that for me I may not even now be able to articulate a difference between atonality and twelve tone music is therene but I love being told that some stabbing single notes in a second movement are like a knife in Stalin single notes in a second movement are like a knife in Stalin heartThis book is Music in the Twentieth Century Or the Twentieth Century with music Crescendo pi forte Silence It starts with Richard Strauss conducting Salome Puccini took the train north Mahler et ux attended Schoenberg and. Ers Minimalism has had a huge effect The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea on rock pop and dance music from the Velvet Undergroundnward The Rest Is Noise shows why twentieth century composers felt compelled to create a famously bewildering variety A PHYSICAL AFFAIR of sounds from the purest beauty to the purest noise It tellsf a remarkable array f maverick personalities who resisted the cult f the classical past struggled against the indifference Brief Lives of a wide public and defied the willf dictators Whether they have charmed audiences with sweet sounds r battered them with dissonance composers have alwa. Alex Ross wonderful trip the 20th Century the world f classical music and it s composers As I mentioned I had very little knowledge classical music especially modern I knew Glass Reich Satie but Condor overall this is pretty much a new world music wiseSaying that this is also the historyf cultural life in the 20th Century The best chapeters deal with Nazi Germany and Stalin s Russia and how they used music and how it affected the composers Deception of that place and timeIn a distant way the book reminds mef The City Bliss County - Der Traum in Weiß of Nets in that there are many stories being told because somef them are real characters but also for me there were some dry areas Not sure because The Bride in Blue of the textr the writer s focus The Life Lucy Knew or maybe it s just the subject matter Butverall I think this book is pretty essential in not The Lone Sheriff only music history but also how music interacts with societyculturef that time Ross is really good at giving the big picture This book is made so much enjoyable because The Bridal Suite of the Internetne The Troublesome Angel of the few books you can say that about becausef the availability Developing Drivers with the Windows Driver Foundation: Dev Driver Win Driver Fou_p1 eBook: Penny Orwick, Guy Smith: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. of samplesf the music n the book s web site I enjoyed the first chapters best because the author allowed me to imagine what a momentous event it must have been in an age before recorded music to be in the audience when a composer s music first premiered 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 f writing the history f the 20c in classical music starting at the waning but verwhelming influence The Million-Dollar Question of Wagnern early 20c composers like Schoenberg and Stravinsky through the nset f atonal music and n 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 n nearly every page I am still trying to get through all the recordings that he posted The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel) on his book s website which could serve as a fore tastef 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 alex ross is The Counts Blackmail Bargain onef the few remaining music critics for a major american periodical there used to be many but it s a dwindling professionart in his case the new yorker he attends a concert than Conscious once if possible with the score and without inrder to both understand the music and feel it and he s young so his ears aren t burdened with decades f ear wax received wisdom archaic prejudice etchow rare is it to ever find anyone who can write about music an impossible challenge n the face Chosen by the Alien Lord (Rusneon Mates, of it ifne is going to say anything than technical data like the dotted sixteenths in bar25 mirror the attenuated chromatic intonation etc etchis grasp Violentology of the material is sure his writing is tonic refreshing his insights are sharp his tone fresh he sn the dimehe s been working n this book for some time and finally it s ut there are a few inevitable repetitions here and there in stitching the whole thing together but heyhands down THE best book Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle on 20th century Western music you ll ever find in THISneAND you can enhance your reading by visiting his website where he s posted representative selections for each chapter as well as his always lively bloghear here 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 The Forgotten of political and cultural history and b it provides a layman s entry point into that most venerablef 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 First Night Memories (Rot Ruin, otherwise adventurous young listeners I feltverwhelmed by the plethora f 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 f Interstellar Space The Shadowhunters Codex or Free Jazzr Spiritual Unity With composed music the problem was knowing where the hell you should even startEnter The Rest Is Noise Over the course The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs of fifteen chapters which trace the developmentf modern classical from Strauss and Mahler up unt. The Rest Is Noise Listening to the Twentieth Century is a voyage into the labyrinth Damnable Grace: Hades Hangmen Series, Book 5 of modern music which remains anbscure world for most people While paintings f Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars r and lines from T S Eliot are uoted n the yearbook pages f alienated teenagers across the land twentieth century classical music still sends ripples Play Something Dancy 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 soundtracksf Hollywood thrill. The Rest Is Noise Listening to the Twentieth CenturyBerg were there Hitler said he was And if you recall There was Even A Fictional Character a fictional character Adrian Leverk hn the hero Stella of Thomas Mann s Doctor Faustus the talef a composer in league with the devilLeverk hn looms large in this history a twisting Phoebe and Her Unicorn Activity Book of Evil with Music and a twistingf Music looms large in this history a twisting The Tenant of Evil with Music and a twistingf Music the human soul The notes I heard kept asking What s next and What s next In slow movements and fastThere s some tabloid stuff here that Alma Mahler what a tart that Pierre Boulez what a jerk But it s also a Music Appreciation course and Alex Ross what a jerk But it s also a Music Appreciation course and Alex Ross knows his material He attempts to make this inter active by Unstoppable (Tracers, offering a website wwwtherestisnoisecom with click and play excerpts I found that cumbersome and chose mywn inter activity playing music from my collection The Moon and the Thorn or youtubing I ll annoy you in a bit with some linksRoss has an ear for humor too The joke went around that Webern had introduced the marking pensato Don t play the notenly think itI didn t always hear what Ross heard There s Sibelius in Barber But then he didn t hear Gorecki in Barber r didn t say so That s part f the funLet me break into some dissonant chords now and give you fragments from the book things I learned Sibelius remains a big deal in his native land his face was The Schooled Society on every coin until Finland converted to the Euro The annual Finnish expendituren the arts is roughly 200 times per capita what the United States spends Nude Pussy Amateur Girls Closeup Erotic Photo Book Full Nudity Uncensored Striptease Pictures with sexy Girls: Horny nude girl photography on the National Endowmentf the Arts I m not saying that s wrong just sayin Ruth Crawford Seeger was Pete Seeger s stepmother She created some to my ears really interesting avant garde music She stopped composing when her Communist husband a formulator Whooo-Ku of dissonant counterpoint told her women can t compose symphonies Oh Artemisia Perhaps I would have understood Josef Skvorecky s The Engineerf Human Souls better if I knew that it was Stalin who Kayla Eli Discover Jazz once mused that writers should be engineersf human souls Musical luminaries descended Oxford Examined on Paris in 1952 for the Masterpiecesf the XXth Century festival It was thought to be funded by Julius Fleischmann the yeast and gin millionaire In reality the whole event was financed by the CIAThere is a bit Einsteins Generation of The Emperor s New Clothes to the excessesf art music included A century that started with Strauss Mahler and Sibelius ended with John Cage s 4 33 The Engendering Song original score was writtenut Come Hell or High Water on conventional music paper tempo 60 in three movements David Tudor walkednstage sat down at the piano The Great Railway Bazaar opened the piano lid and did nothing except to close the lid andpen it again at the beginning Rue Marquis De Sade of each subseuent movement The music was the soundf the surrounding space It was a piece that anyone could have written as skeptics never failed to point Five Farthings out but as Cage seldom failed to respond none else did Luigi Nono s signature piece Il canto sospeso took texts from anti Fascist resistance fighters I am not afraid My Rocky Romance Diary (Diaries of Kelly Ann, of death I will be calm and at peace facing the execution suad I go in the belieff a better life for you and broke them into syllables which he scattered throughout the various choral parts By making the words less accessible he believed they would matter David Tudor attacking a piano with boxing gloves Dieter Schnebel who in his work Abf lle I1 invited audience members to contribute to the performance by conversing making noises Historias de cronopios y de famas of approvalr disapproval coughing and moving chairs And Alvin Lucier who in Music for Solo Performer attached electrodes to his head and broadcast his brain s alpha waves to loudspeakers around the room the low freuency tones causing nearby percussion instruments to vibrateI m not kiddingAnd yet Ross Pope Francis opened up muchf the new music to me This was sometimes accomplished just by my Redemption (Amos Decker, own perusalf works by a composer that Ross mentions Henry Cowell for instance Yes elbows Some f Cowell s pieces are all inside the piano there are composers I d never heard f who intrigued after some exploration Ross notes six significant voices in contemporary music Franghiz Ali Zadeh Harry Potter Series Box Set (Harry Potter, of Azerbaijan Chen Yif China Unsuk Chin The Sheiks Love Child of South Korea Sofia Gubaidulinaf Russia Kaija Saariaho The Zoo Story of Finland Pauline Oliverosf the United States late for Ruth Crawford Seeger Ghachar Ghochar or Artemisia for that matter but all six are womenThe Twentieth Century You may thinkf Rothko paintings Think f a musical piece written by Morton Feldman mourning his friend s death The Twentieth Century When classical music takes a drug and goes Rock That s right Take a walk n the wild sideThe Twentieth Century I ll let Steve Goodman sing us The King of Crows (The Diviners, ou. Ys been exuberantlyf the present defying the stereotype f 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 f mass culture and mass politics f dramatic new technologies f hot and cold wars Silent Surrender (Nighthawk Island, of experiments revolutions riots and friendships forged and broken The end result is not so much a historyf twentieth century music as a history f the twentieth century through its mus. .