Listening to the Twentieth Century

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New Yorker music critic Alex Ross analyzed 20th century music to write The Rest Is Noise, discovering some unexpected connections along the way. He explains the links between “West Side Story” and Arnold Schoenberg, and finds corresponding sounds in the music of Jean Sibelius and John Coltrane.

Purchase The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century at

Events: Alex Ross will be a guest for The Blue Notebooks Interviews series
Monday, October 29 at 8 pm
Columbia University,
Morningside Campus, Schermerhorn 501
For more information, email Linden Park at or click here.

Alex Ross will take part in
An Evening of Spooky Modern Music
Tuesday, October 30 at 10 pm
The Paris Bar at the National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park North
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online here.