Friday, 25 July 2008

Too Technical for Me

Gave up on July 24
The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross, Read by Grover Gardner
I got to the end of the fourth disc, of eighteen of this book. While it purports to be about music in the twentieth century, the first couple discs take you back into the 19th (to give some history of musicians, inflences, etc.) There were a lot of sections where it got very technical around the music, going beyone my musical knowledge and thus not engaging me. I tried to persevere, hoping that I would gain interest in it, but it stayed too academic for me, and I finally decided to move on to other books I want to read/listen to. Life is too short.

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