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These days Alex Ross only writes about musical personalities and institutions. He seems lost in making sense of the multitude of musical styles that exist today. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jon Appleton
Very good discussion of Mitsuko Uchida. Very odd lack of discussion of Daniel Barenboim.Published 5 months ago by Bron Taylor
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 on November 20, 2013 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 on October 3, 2013 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 on September 16, 2013 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 on March 14, 2013 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 on February 8, 2013 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 on December 7, 2012 by Anne Mills