New Yorker music critic Alex Ross follows a strand of musical DNA—a descending bass line associated with lament—across several centuries of music history.
Using dozens of short musical examples, Ross threads together Eastern European folk music, dances of the Renaissance, arias of Monteverdi and Purcell, Bach’s B-minor Mass, Beethoven’s Ninth and songs of Dylan and the Beatles.
Alex Ross has been the music critic at the New Yorker since 1996. He is the author of the international best seller The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, which was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize, and Listen to This, which is now in paperback.
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