Alex Ross

Alex Ross

Alex Ross has been the music critic at The New Yorker since 1996. His first book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. His third book Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music is now available.

Articles by Alex Ross

23 November, 2020

Extract: Alex Ross’s Wagnerism

In his new book, Alex Ross walks fearlessly into the snake pit of opinion and, in his words, “restores the magnificent confusion of what it means to be a Wagnerian”. In this extract, he looks at Wagner, women and love.