Music critic and author Alex Ross
Even before J.S. Bach set sacred texts to drinking songs, classical composers have been inspired by the popular music around them. The on-going cross-pollination is a thread that runs through the new book The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, by Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker. In this spirit, Ross invites classical fans to expand their horizons by getting to know five seminal pop albums from the past 20 years.
Click here to see Alex Ross's list of 'Five Modern Classical Pieces for Pop Listeners'