The cultural critic Alex Ross is most widely celebrated for his 2007 book The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, a landmark history of music since 1900. He also has published Listen to This, a collection of his writings for The New Yorker, where he has been the music critic since 1996. For the magazine, he covers classical music from the Metropolitan Opera to the downtown avant-garde, and has also written on pop music, literature, history, and gay life. In 2008 he received a MacArthur Fellowship. Ross speaks with Fergus Barrowman.
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