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Alex Ross is a fine writer on all areas of serious music and it's performance.
As enjoyably and thought-provokingly as Ross writes, I would've liked to have seen him tie the problem of modern music to this simple rule.
There is little structural linkage between one article and another, and it probably doesn't matter much if you read them out of order.
Alex Ross is a fine writer on all areas of serious music and it's performance. He writes with authority with out being a know it all.Published 11 months ago by Rob E.
I bought this book to assign chapters to students for an introductory Music 101 class. Many of the chapters -- especially 1 and 3 -- are excellent for a course of this kind. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Abigail Fine
This was a present for a friend who likes it. Alex Ross writes like a dream! I may order one for myself some time down the road.Published 13 months ago by Marlies Hensel
If you're buying the kindle version you're gonna have to do a lot of hunting on Youtube for the music mentioned but that kind of made it more fun.Published 19 months ago by Roberto Ruiz
I really didn't know what to expect when I order Listen to This. Although I am not a musician, it turned out to be a very enriching lesson over the music panorama. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Nucha Ilari
Had I not read the author's "The Rest is Noise" before reading "Listen to This", I would probably have enjoyed "Listen" more and might given it four stars. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Anne Mills
This was for my husband's birthday as he loves music in any kinds. I can't really say about the book because of this reason besides he seems to like it.Published on July 17, 2011 by Twins Rock
This is a collection of really thoughtful essays about music and life. As is the case with most anthologies, some pieces are better than others. Read morePublished on May 30, 2011 by J. Smallridge