By Michael Foot
Publish yr note: First released in 1973
Michael Foot's two-volume biography of Aneurin 'Nye' Bevan (1897-1960) - arguably Britain's maximum socialist, indelibly linked to the founding of the nationwide well-being provider - is among the significant political biographies of the final century. it's the lifetime of an inspirational flesh presser, written by means of one that knew and unabashedly popular him.
Volume II, first released in 1973, starts with Bevan's position within the founding of a complete nationwide well-being carrier - this whereas he was once additionally tasked with addressing the country's serious post-war housing scarcity. It takes in his 1951 resignation from the cupboard in protest on the advent of prescription fees, and his next management of a 'Bevanite' Labour left; his book in 1952 of instead of worry; his carrier as Shadow overseas Secretary through the Suez challenge in 1956; his arguable reversal of competition to nuclear guns in 1957; and his demise from melanoma in 1960.
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During the summer of 1815 in Baden Beethoven composed the two cello sonatas op. 102, and completed Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, op. 112, a setting for chorus and orchestra of two poems by Goethe, but soon after his return to Vienna in the autumn his brother Caspar Carl died on 15 November, an event which was to have a profound effect on Beethoven’s life, particularly on the next five years. The older of Beethoven’s two brothers, Caspar Carl had married Johanna Reiss, the daughter of an upholsterer, on 25 May 1806, and four months later their only child Karl was born.
98, and the Piano Sonata in A, op. 101, both date from 1816, but in 1817, ill in the winter with a ‘feverish cold’ and preoccupied with Karl, he wrote virtually nothing, apart from an arrangement of his Piano Trio op. 1 no. 3 for string quintet, op. 104, which someone else had begun. 20 He was well aware that he was not writing anything of great value, blaming this on the poor musical taste of Viennese society: ‘There is no other way to save yourself except to leave here, only through this can you lift yourself to the heights of your art, whereas here you are submerged in vulgarity’.
3 for string quintet, op. 104, which someone else had begun. 20 He was well aware that he was not writing anything of great value, blaming this on the poor musical taste of Viennese society: ‘There is no other way to save yourself except to leave here, only through this can you lift yourself to the heights of your art, whereas here you are submerged in vulgarity’. 21 He was determined to write a great work even if it meant leaving Vienna. In July 1817 he accepted a commission from the Philharmonic Society of London to compose two new symphonies for a fee of 300 guineas, and an invitation to visit England, but he was soon writing, ‘I can foresee no end for all my infirmities .
Aneurin Bevan: A Biography, Volume 2: 1945–1960 by Michael Foot