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Anyone interested in music should read this book but its appeal should be wider than that.
And if you do, this book can easily inspire you to listen to the pieces Ross so vividly describes in this fascinating chronicle of cultural and musical history.
Yes, Alex Ross has short-changed some composers and some types of music in the 20th century.
This book is as interesting and witty as it is informative. I had to buy it for a graduate music course and actually looked forward to doing my assigned reading every week. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Anna M.
This scholarly work almost leaves the reader breathless with it's vast observations of the political, artistic, imaginative, and competitive forces at play in the lives of the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jorge
This is an excellent work for those who want a survey of 20th century music. I'm not great at reviews.Published 1 month ago by Workthatwedo
Wonderful book. It added a lot of context and new information to a subject that I am passionate about and had studied in the past. Thank you, Alex Ross!Published 1 month ago by Jeffrey McGuire
This book was a wonderful book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it to be useful and insightful as to what our musical landscape has been in the 20th century. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kari
When most people think about classical composition, they think of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and other old composers. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Zach
It's the musical history of the twentieth century. It deals with the artists of whom they tell their stories and music. But he also writes about the music business and the public. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eric Mascarin Perigault