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Alex Ross
Music critic of The New Yorker, author of The Rest Is Noise and Listen to This, husband of the director of Gayby. Blog:
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Alex Ross Jul 27
The Buñuel film was translated as Der Würgeengel—the Strangling Angel.
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Alex Ross Jul 27
The Exterminating Angel hovers over an unsuspecting crowd of Salzburg tourists.
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Alex Ross Jul 27
"There's trouble out at the mine." —
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The New Yorker Jul 24
In the latest episode of “Comma Queen,” Mary Norris reports from Rockaway Beach.
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Jody Rosen Jul 23
Horrors like this will cease on day one of the Trump/Putin co-presidency.
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Alex Ross Jul 23
See also Virgil Thomson's assault on the "prestige of the masterpiece," 1944:
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Alex Ross Jul 23
But I believe 's main point was not to lament a lack of great composers but to look past the masterpiece cult.
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Alex Ross Jul 23
Very true. Institutions commission 8-to-10-minute concert openers, then the audience asks, "Where is today's Mahler?"
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Alex Ross Jul 23
"The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks." -- Randall Jarrell
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Alex Ross Jul 22
Is "the LGBTQ" now a place, like "the OC"?
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Alex Ross Jul 22
Certainly, it was one of the conventions in the history of conventions.
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Alex Ross Jul 22
Yes, Wagner had grandkids, and they knew Hitler. But Wagner did not believe in capitalism or the organized state.
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Alex Ross Jul 22
Incidentally, the Pavarotti family has asked Trump to stop using the tenor's recording of "Nessun dorma":
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Alex Ross Jul 22
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Edward Luce Jul 21
This is the darkest acceptance speech possible. No ray of light. Dystopia will engulf America unless it elects the strong man.
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TSW Jul 21
"What all forms of fascism have in common is the glorification of the nation & the exaggeration of its humiliations"
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Alex Ross Jul 21
Strange that he never conducted it himself, at the NYPhil or at Carnegie. He did do Répons, a more complex undertaking.
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Chris Opperman Jul 21
My latest piece: Make Music Great Again! or anyone else who likes music & fun.
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toomas hendrik ilves Jul 21
Estonians don't do "in a cold panic". Phlegmatic, slow, non-reactive, yes. Panic, no.
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Alex Ross Jul 20
Note Trump's Razor by : "Ascertain the stupidest possible scenario that can be reconciled with the available facts"
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