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