The Rest Is Noise

The Rest Is Noise

Listening to the Twentieth Century

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A history of modern music is set against the backdrop of the events and cultural movements of the twentieth century, chronicling the evolution of mass culture, technological innovation, revolution, and social experiments in terms of the music of the era.
Publisher: New York : Picador, [2008], c2007
ISBN: 9780312427719
0312427719
Characteristics: xviii, 695 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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noisyflowers Sep 10, 2014

A work of tremendous courage, beauty and generosity. A gift to all music lovers.

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debiddo
Aug 24, 2012

A new classic. Thoroughly researched and excellently organized. It makes the often dry and inscrutable topic of 20th century music enjoyable. It had a good balance between pure biography of the major figures and writing about the works they created and the times/events in which they worked. Excellent prose.

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