Music Well, ALL RIGHT!: Alex Ross Wins the MacArthur
posted by September 23 at 13:25 PMon
Lest I seem to be all grouse and no love for today’s MacArthur winners, let me heap some heavy affection on New Yorker music writer Alex Ross, who stands up for all the right things in art music (and again) and whose terrific 2007 book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century has its own free audio guide here, on which any music lover of any kind and at any level can lose many, many, many hours.
(Not only all this, but Ross has been incredibly generous: A few years ago he loaded up an iPod for the charity auction Strangercrombie. Somebody is walking around here with a certifiably genius playlist.)
Illustration by Kyle T. Webster