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Century in Sound, The

Synopsis
A survey of sound recordings from the British National Sound Archive ranging over the whole of the 20th century, in which all the curatorial sections of the NSA are represented: popular music, classical music, jazz, the International Music Collection, drama and literature, wildlife sounds and oral history. Includes 47 tracks, among them rare recordings such as George Bernard Shaw and Albert Einstein together in 1930, Paul Robeson as Othello at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1959, a 1930s’ Blackshirts rally led by Sir Oswald Mosley, Christabel Pankhurst talking about women’s rights, Dr Howard Carter on discovering the tomb of Tutankhamun, Diana, Princess of Wales discussing her work and future in 1995, and the sinking of the ‘Titanic’ as remembered by the senior surviving officer.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Compact disc. ? min.
Year of production
2000
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £8.99 (inclusive)
Subjects
History
Keywords
archive sound recordings; sound recordings

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