“More than enough music for a lifetime of thinking and listening”

…[Mr Ross] writes about even recondite works and obscure composers with intelligent absorption. He offers a skeptical world living proof that a smart, curious listener can find pleasures and challenges in new music — whether that music is opera or free jazz or avant-garde pop. As a result, he is one of the few critics in any genre whose recommendations always carry weight. If Mr. Ross likes Björk and Milton Babbitt, you at least want to try to like them too.

From Adam Kirsch’s New York Sun review of The Rest Is Noise by Alex Ross. Miss Mussel gave her local bookshop strict instructions to get on the Batphone the moment a copy arrives on site.

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