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Alex Ross (2) (1968–)

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Alex Ross was born in 1968. He attended St. Alban's School in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Harvard University in 1990. It was there that he studied under composer Peter Lieberson and was a D.J. on the classical and underground rock departments of the college radio station. He earned a vis mere Harvard A.B. in English summa cum laude for a thesis on James Joyce. From the years, 1992-1996, Alex Ross was a music critic at the New York Times. He also wrote for the New Republic, Slate, and The London Review of Books. In 1993 he started contributing to The New Yorker and became a staff writer in 1996. In 2007 his released his first book in the U.S. entitled The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, a cultural history of music since 1900. This book received widespread crritical praise in the U.S. and earned a National Book Critics Circle Award, a spot on New York Times list of the ten best books of 2007, and a finalist citation for the Pulitzer Prize in general non-fiction. His second book - Listen to This- was published in September 2010. Alex Ross has also received a Holtzbrink fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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The Best American Essays 2004 (2004) — Bidragyder — 292 eksemplarer
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Bidragyder — 277 eksemplarer
The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker (2021) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
The Best American Magazine Writing 2007 (2007) — Bidragyder — 61 eksemplarer
Best Music Writing 2010 (2010) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer

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The Rest is Noise #2 i Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (december 2012)
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Para bien o para mal, Wagner es la figura más influyente en la historia de la música. Creaciones tan colosales como E l anillo del Nibelungo, Tristán e Isolda y Parsifal sirvieron en el arte como modelos de obras osadas en la forma, como ejemplos en la creación de mitos, la libertad erótica y especulación mística. En Wagnerismo, Alex Ross restaura la magnífica confusión de lo que significa ser wagneriano: un pandemonio de genios, locos y profetas que luchan por el legado multifacético del compositor, y convierte la experiencia de lectura en un constante descubrimiento a través de esas figuras, de Nietzsche, Van Gogh, Dalí y Buñuel a Baudelaire, Virginia Woolf o Proust. En muchos sentidos, Wagnerismo cuenta una historia trágica. Un artista que podría haber rivalizado con Shakespeare en alcance universal se ve arruinado por una ideología de odio. Aun así, su sombra perdura sobre la cultura del siglo XXI y sus motivos míticos recorren películas de superhéroes y fantasía. Ni una apología ni una condena, Wagnerismo es una obra de apasionante descubrimiento, que nos ofrece una idea más honesta de cómo actúa el arte en el mundo… (mere)
 
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Jmmon | 6 andre anmeldelser | Feb 5, 2024 |
Pretty good collection of previously published articles. Radiohead and Bjork but also interesting classical folks I hadn't previously heard of.
 
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squealermusic | 12 andre anmeldelser | Mar 16, 2023 |
Great read. So much music to listen to off the back of this.
 
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Crokey20 | 54 andre anmeldelser | Feb 24, 2023 |
I've always been pretty dubious about music of the 20th century and usually come at it with some trepidation and prepare to not like it. A friend read this and I decided to give it a read to try and be a bit more open minded. I think he changed my mind somewhat on the pre-WWII music but I remain unchanged on post WWII and especially into the 60s and 70s. Nothing he said made me want to listen to any of the music despite his obvious praise and fondness. However, the overall book was both well-written and informative and despite dragging at the end for me, with music I cared nothing about, it was well worth the read. Also, Pierre Boulez sounds like a difficult bully.… (mere)
 
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amyem58 | 54 andre anmeldelser | Sep 20, 2022 |

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