Introduction. Since 1993, Alex Ross has occupied a unique position in American journalism. That is, at the very young age of twenty-five, he was both reviewing classical music for the New York Times and writing music reviews for the equally prestigious The New Yorker magazine. By 1996, Ross made a complete switch and began working only for The New Yorker.
Alex Ross is a stellar writer, and I'm willing to bet he's a great musician, too. This book of essays is based on articles he wrote for the New Yorker and the New York Times from the late 1990's, until 2011.
In Listen to This, Alex Ross, the music critic for The New Yorker, looks both backward and forward in time, capturing essential figures and ideas in classical-music history as well as giving an alternative view of recent pop music that emphasizes the power of the individual musical voice in whatever genre.
Alex Ross has been the music critic of The New Yorker since 1996. His first book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, a cultural history of music since 1900, won a National Book Critics Circle award and the Guardian First Book Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
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Alex Ross on the influence of Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno, who had “one of the twentieth century’s richest intellectual conversations.”.
Biography. Born in the town of Dunfermline, Scotland, Alexander Sharpe Ross (1908-1990) moved with his family to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1911.After attending Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University), Ross moved to New York and joined the Charles E. Cooper Studio, where he worked among such notable illustrators as Ward Brackett, Stevan Dohanos, J. Frederick Smith, and Jon Whitcomb.
Alex Ross, renowned New Yorker music critic and author of the international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics—an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence.Neither apologia nor condemnation, Wagnerism is a work of passionate discovery.
Alex Ross has assembled a vast convocation of the artists, proponents and prophets of realism and hallucination, psychology and mythification, avant-gardism and populism, democracy and fascism, cosmopolitanism and racism, and collectively they offer us an epic account of the progress of modernity through mazes of aesthetics, ideology and consciousness.
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Biography. Considered one of the greatest artists in the field of comic books, Alex Ross (b.1970) has revitalized classic superheroes into works of fine art with his brilliant use of gouache paint. By building on the foundation of the great artists who came before him—Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita, Neal Adams, George Perez, and others—Ross's paintings have revolutionized the comic.
Posts about Alex Ross written by rikkyrooksby. Listen To This. I’ve just started reading Alex Ross’ Listen To This (2010), a collection of essays on music both popular and classical, that follows his widely-read The Rest Is Noise which was a survey of C20th art music.The Rest Is Noise is a good general survey which should make more people curious about a lot of terrific music.
Alex Ross became a contributor of the magazine The New Yorker on the year 1993. He started to be the music critic of the magazine since 1996. Writings of his music criticisms cover the Metropolitan Opera to the downtown avant-garde. He also writes essays which has topics of pop music, literature, twentieth century history, and gay life.
Alex Ross, renowned New Yorker music critic and author of the international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics—an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence. For better or worse, Wagner is the most widely influential figure in the history.
A list of the published works of music critic Alex Ross.See also listing at the New Yorker's web page.Summary of “The Naysayers” by Alex Ross The summary needs to point out the subject, thesis, audience, and purpose of “the Naysayers” while also giving a synopsis of what the author is talking about; all in ONE page. Please follow Read More.One of The Telegraph's Best Music Books 2011. Alex 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.