The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Alex Ross

Narrated By: Grover Gardner

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: October 2007

Duration: 23 hours 11 minutes


The Rest Is Noise takes the reader inside the labyrinth of modern sound. It tells of maverick personalities who have resisted the cult of the classical past, struggled against the indifference of a wide public, and defied the will of dictators

"[G]ripping reading...[a] masterful blend of artistic and biographical insight. Readers new to classical music will quickly seek out the recordings Ross recommends...and even avid fans will find themselves hearing familiar favorites with new ears."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)