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Albert Einstein - Historic Recordings 1930-1945

Synopsis
Celebrating ‘Einstein year’, one hundred years since the great scientist’s Special Theory of Relativity and fifty years since his death, this CD features previously unpublished and rare recordings. The centrepiece is a very rare recording of the celebrated fund-raising dinner at the Savoy Hotel in 1930, at which Bernard Shaw famously described Einstein as a ‘maker of universes’. Also included are a short newsreel from Einstein’s historic appearance at a massed rally at the Royal Albert Hall, London, in 1933 and a radio broadcast from 1945, in which he discusses the responsibilities of the scientists who worked on the development of the atomic bomb.

Two of the seven recordings are streamed, free online at http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-archive/publications.html#einstein
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2005
Year of production
1930-1945
Documentation
Accompanying 24-page booklet including transcripts and translations where necessary
Subjects
Physics
Keywords
archive sound recordings; Einstein, Albert; history of science; relativity theory

Online availability

URI
http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-archive/publications.html#einstein
Delivery
Streamed

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£9.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
68 minutes

Distributor

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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