Table of Contents for Rest Is Noise : Listening to the Twentieth Century


Preface xi
PART I: 1900-1933
The Golden Age: Strauss, Mahler, and the Fin de Siecle
3(30)
Doctor Faust: Schoenberg, Debussy, and Atonality
33(41)
Dance of the Earth: The Rite, the Folk, le Jazz
74(46)
Invisible Men: American Composers from Ives to Ellington
120(37)
Apparition from the Woods: The Loneliness of Jean Sibelius
157(21)
City of Nets: Berlin in the Twenties
178(37)
PART II: 1933-1945
The Art of Fear: Music in Stalin's Russia
215(45)
Music for All: Music in FDR's America
260(45)
Death Fugue: Music in Hitler's Germany
305(38)
PART III: 1945-2000
Zero Hour: The U.S. Army and German Music, 1945-1949
343(12)
Brave New World: The Cold War and the Avant-Garde of the Fifties
355(56)
``Grimes! Grimes!'': The Passion of Benjamin Britten
411(33)
Zion Park: Messiaen, Ligeti, and the Avant-Garde of the Sixties
444(29)
Beethoven Was Wrong: Bop, Rock, and the Minimalists
473(39)
Sunken Cathedrals: Music at Century's End
512(29)
Epilogue 541(4)
Notes 545(50)
Suggested Listening 595(2)
Acknowledgments 597(4)
Index 601