Alex Ross

Alex Ross

@alexrossmusic

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Music critic of The New Yorker, author of The Rest Is Noise, Listen to This, and Wagnerism (out Sept. 2020). Blog: https://t.co/nNSz4pTJ4k

Joined on June 07, 2009
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The irony of feeling such relief and security at being allowed in to Germany is not lost on me. 

My grandparents would be utterly mystified by 2020. https://t.co/8Hofi4OkOw

The irony of feeling such relief and security at being allowed in to Germany is not lost on me. My grandparents would be utterly mystified by 2020. https://t.co/8Hofi4OkOw

My latest: on violin vigils for Elijah McClain, white musicians waking up to the realities of racism, and a reminder that Black lives don't matter less if they don't spend time doing things white people are comfortable with. https://t.co/qinRoCi2lc

The International Bruckner Society has announced the appointment of Jonathan, the 188-year old giant tortoise, as its new editor-in-chief. In a statement, the IBS said:

 'Jonathan brings with him a wealth of first-hand experience, mostly about leaves and shredded vegetables.' https://t.co/saKqddrcOv

The International Bruckner Society has announced the appointment of Jonathan, the 188-year old giant tortoise, as its new editor-in-chief. In a statement, the IBS said: 'Jonathan brings with him a wealth of first-hand experience, mostly about leaves and shredded vegetables.' https://t.co/saKqddrcOv

La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, and their colleagues seek help keeping the Dream House alive. https://t.co/YHnBFUfAdI

Quoted @NewYorker

In the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "One of Ours," Willa Cather merged pandemic and war into a general season of death. https://t.co/RDNr05limi

ONE OF OURS—soon to have its centenary in 1922, and a novel strangely for our times with its focus on war and the 1918 pandemic—has a modern read by @alexrossmusic of @NewYorker Ross was the keynote speaker at our first virtual Spring Conference in June. #pandemic #WillaCather https://t.co/LrmaOmFfPo

I mention in passing A Balcony in the Forest, Julien Gracq's magnificent, mysterious, Parsifal-beflecked memoir-novel of the Drôle de guerre of 1939-40. @nyrbclassics recently republished Richard Howard's translation: https://t.co/kRCMi5cyl9 #Waldhüter

I wrote at length about Cather in 2017—an essay that overlaps at a few points with the Cather chapter in Wagnerism. https://t.co/DwqLBxRxbb

For the @NewYorker website, I wrote in praise of One of Ours, Willa Cather's novel of pandemic and war. https://t.co/zLUidBy0Xu

Chaya Czernowin talks about composing in lockdown and her new piece Fast Darkness I: first of three interviews for @RiotEns https://t.co/GNgq0nP2IN

New Interview: I talked to the philosopher Susan Neiman about her new book on how Germany has chosen to remember and confront its past, and what the German experience can teach the United States about how to confront the legacies of slavery & segregation. https://t.co/2ZszjSYDfa

In another game-changing innovation by @fsgbooks, the Wagnerism audiobook will be released in the form of 7500 sequential TikTok videos.

Now reading: Philip Ewell's "Music Theory and the White Racial Frame," in Music Theory Online. https://t.co/lm4YdrMMmH

My writings have added very little to the sum of human knowledge, but I did discover that letter from Cosima Wagner to Luranah Aldridge in the Amanda Aldridge papers at Northwestern. https://t.co/GUyIgiKgoo

Audiobook challenge: finding the right Cosima Voice. https://t.co/Zfv1jUp3Bo

"Democracy, it seemed, demanded its own brand of unifying kitsch, something as powerful and effective as the enticing, mass-media lies that demagogues in Germany, Italy and Spain were selling." @PhilipKennicott in the @washingtonpost: https://t.co/1Jq4GMIeAW

The glorious @birminghamopera Mittwoch streams again at the top of the hour. https://t.co/Ym3UCd1Uok

Trump's plan for a statuary park devoted to national heroes is not without precedent. https://t.co/Y1XmNylbpr

Trump's plan for a statuary park devoted to national heroes is not without precedent. https://t.co/Y1XmNylbpr

Preparing for my audiobook sessions next week, I sought help online with the proper Italian pronunciation of Grand Hôtel et des Palmes, and came across this intriguing 1978 track by Nu Creative Methods: https://t.co/tqvMOH0BSG

When I argued against elevating perceived threats to speech norms above more urgent threats (like, say, fascism), a few ppl called this a straw man. No one could be *that* confused.

https://t.co/6SrZelyAEp

Now here's Bret Stephens, on what "the main problem" is: https://t.co/aECrOKI0rC
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When I argued against elevating perceived threats to speech norms above more urgent threats (like, say, fascism), a few ppl called this a straw man. No one could be *that* confused. https://t.co/6SrZelyAEp Now here's Bret Stephens, on what "the main problem" is: https://t.co/aECrOKI0rC

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