Wednesday, March 30, 2005

BL: Einstein Speaks

The British Library Sound Archive

Albert Einstein - Historic recordings 1930-1947

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since the great scientist's Special Theory of Relativity and fifty years since his death, this CD features previously unpublished and rare recordings.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.