ALEX ROSS

Lecture
March 10, 2017
11am in Ramo Recital Hall

 

Alex Ross has been the music critic for The New Yorker since 1996. His first book, The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, won a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Guardian First Book Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His second book is the essay collection Listen to This. He is now at work on Wagnerism: Art in the Shadow of Music

Ross has received an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Belmont Prize in Germany, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship. He is married to the filmmaker Jonathan Lisecki. 

His website, The Rest is Noise, is a staple of the classical music community in America today.

 

More from Alex Ross:
Interview about music criticism with KQED
Video of a full lecture on "the fractured legacy of Wagner" from the New Yorker Festival
Alex picks five influential books about music and discusses them in detail