About this book
A musical history, starting with the salons in pre-war Vienna to the Velvet Underground shows in the 60s. With portraits of individuals, groups, nations and cultures, an exploration of the mythology of modernism, the music of smaller countries, the avant-garde and minimalist composers. For true music lovers, exploring all aspects throughout the 20th century, and also anyone interested in the 20th century itself. *Also appeared in October Buyer's Notes*
Alex Ross's sweeping history of twentieth-century classical music, winner of the Guardian First Book Award, is a gripping account of a musical revolution.
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