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Alex Ross David Michalek

Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, is the recipient of numerous awards for his work, including two ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for music criticism, a Holtzbrinck Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin, a Fleck Fellowship from the Banff Centre, and a Letter of Distinction from the American Music Center for significant contributions to the field of contemporary music. He is the author of The Rest of Noise and Listen to This.

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  • Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues

    Alex Ross discusses how one bass line appears throughout history as a piece of musical DNA. With Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ringle, and guitarist/composer Tyondai Braxton

  • Alex Ross on Music in New York City

    Alex Ross talks about the New York City music scene and how he developed his taste in classical and popular music.

  • Listen to This by Alex Ross--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Listen to This by Alex Ross. Ross's award-winning international bestseller, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, has become a contemporary classic, establishing Ross as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross describes his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of his writing from more than a decade at The New Yorker.

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Listen to This

Alex Ross

One of The Telegraph’s Best Music Books 2011 Alex Ross’s award-winning international bestseller, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth...

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The Rest Is Noise

Alex Ross

Winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for CriticismA New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book of the YearTime...

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