The rest is noise

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The Soundtrack to the 20th Century Watch The Rest Is Noise trailer, featuring archive footage from 100 years of the 20th Century and a recording of The Rite of Spring, used with kind permission of from our principal partner The London Philharmonic Orchestra.

How The Rest Is Noise festival was created - The Rest Is Noise is a year-long celebration of music, art, literature and dance. Watch interviews with Jude Kelly and festival's curators. 

An introduction from Vladimir Jurowski  - The Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra introduces the festival.

The Art Of Fear: an overview - Head Of Classical Music, Gillian Moore, provides an overview of the sixth weekend of the festival.

The Art Of Fear - Listen back to talks from the sixth weekend of The Rest Is Noise with our Soundcloud playlist.

Richard Strauss' Metamorphosen: Watch as Gillian Moore discusses this work, featured in The Art Of Fear weekend.

Messiaen's Turangalîla-symphonie: Watch as Gillian Moore discusses this work, featured in The Art Of Fear weekend.

Shostakovich's The Leningrad Symphony: Watch as Gillian Moore discusses this work, featured in The Art Of Fear weekend.

Shostakovich String Quartets: Watch as Gillian Moore discusses this work, featured in The Art Of Fear weekend.

America - Listen back to talks from the fifth weekend of The Rest Is Noise with our Soundcloud playlist.

Berlin - Listen back to talks from the fourth weekend of The Rest Is Noise with our Soundcloud playlist.

Paris - Listen back to talks from the third weekend of The Rest Is Noise with our Soundcloud playlist.

The Aurora Orchestra - Zeitgeist: Dance of the Machines - Watch the  Aurora Orchestra's trailer,  featuring rarely heard work from George Antheil's astonishing Ballet mécanique -- a visceral rollercoaster for pianola, pianos and a barrage of percussion including aircraft propellers and electric bells.

Tony Benn on The Early Labour Party - Watch him in conversation with John Rees as part of The Rise Of Nationalism weekend

Shirley Williams on The Outskirts Of Culture - Watch her in depth talk with Jude Kelly as part of The Rise Of Nationalism weekend

The Rise Of Nationalism - Listen back to talks from the first weekend of The Rest Is Noise with our Soundcloud playlist.

Here Comes The 20th Century - Listen back to talks from the first weekend of The Rest Is Noise with our Soundcloud playlist.

Vladimir Jurowski introduces two key works - The London Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski, introduces two of the key concerts - Weill's The Threepenny Opera (2 March 2013) and a programme of Webern, Berg, Martinu and Bartok (27 April 2013).

 

You can also watch the following videos on The Guardian website:

America, Dvořák and the struggles of black musicians: US conductor Marin Alsop and the Guardian's Tom Service discuss the African-American inspiration for Antonín Dvořák's New World Symphony, and key figures from the era such as black composer William Grant Still, and Duke Ellington's mentor, violinist Will Marion Cook.

Berlin, Kurt Weill and The Threepenny Opera: Critic Alex Ross, Southbank Centre's head of classical music Gillian Moore, London Philharmonic Orchestra's principal conductor Vladimir Jurowski and singer Meow Meow, who is performing in the LPO's version on 2 March at Royal Festival Hall, talk about the work

Paris: Gillian Moore, Southbank Centre's head of classical music introduces the third part of the Rest Is Noise season – with the action switching to Paris and the worlds of Josephine Baker and Stravinsky.

Out of the shadow of Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner: The Southbank Centre's Gillian Moore on what February holds for the festival – and how a rising nationalism inspired composers from Janáček to Holst to embrace folk traditions

Stravinsky and The Rite of Spring: Jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph, at the festival to speak about the fascination of jazz and black music for composers such as Stravinsky, talks to Imogen Tilden about the Russian composer's visionary classical work.

Alex Ross in conversation: Ross talks to Alan Rusbridger about the book, how audiences' resistance to contemporary music is far from a new phenomenon, and why Britten is so close to his heart.