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October 12, 2007 Alex Ross' book The Rest Is Noise chronicles classical music in the 20th century.

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September 23, 2008 New music champion Leila Josefowicz wins $500,000, along with others in the musical arts.

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November 21, 2007 Critic Alex Ross says these five pop songs could make classical music fans sit up and take notice.

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November 21, 2007 Critic Alex Ross chooses five classics from the 20th century that pop-music fans should hear.

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