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: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: THE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
Elgar's ' Enigma ' Variations are dedicated ' To my friends pictured within ', and each of the Variations is preceded by the initials or the nickname of the friend ' pictured '. 1. C.A.E. represents Lady Elgar. 2. H.D.S.-P., H. D. Steuart-Powell , an amateur pianist. 3. R.B.T., Richard Baxter Townshend , an amateur actor with a deep voice. 4. W.M.B., William Meath Baker , an energetic and rather blustering, old-fashioned Gloucestershire squire. 5. R.P.A., Richard P. Arnold , the son of Matthew Arnold , a dreamer, but a witty and whimsical conversationalist. 6 ' Ysobel Miss Isabel Fitton, of Malvern, an amateur viola player and a member of the Worcestershire Orchestral Society. 7. ' Troyte ', Arthur Troyte Griffith , a Malvern .architect, with whom Elgar often walked and debated on a variety of subjects. 8. W.N., Miss Winifred Norbury , of Worcester, who appealed to Elgar as a fine example of old-world courtesy. 9. 'Nimrod', August Jaeger. 10. 'Dorabella ', Miss Penny, whose speaking voice was enhanced by a quaint hesitation. 11. G.R.S., George Robertson Sinclair , organist of Hereford Cathedral, whose bulldog is depicted in this Variation rushing down a bank into the Wye and swimming against the stream. 12. B.G.N. represents the initials of Basil Nevinson , a cellist. 13. ' Romanza ', with its quotation from Mendelssohn's ' Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage', refers to Lady Mary Trefusis , who was at that time on a sea voyage. 14. E.D.U. is a paraphrase of the initials of Lady Elgar's abbreviation of her husband's name.

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: H. Foster Clark
Unknown: H. D. Steuart-Powell
Unknown: Richard Baxter Townshend
Unknown: William Meath Baker
Unknown: Richard P. Arnold
Unknown: Matthew Arnold
Unknown: Ysobel Miss Isabel
Unknown: Arthur Troyte Griffith
Unknown: Miss Winifred Norbury
Organist: George Robertson Sinclair
Unknown: Basil Nevinson
Unknown: Mary Trefusis

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Sport

: CHAMBER MUSIC MELODY—

by The Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (first violin) ; Reginald Stead
; Sydney Errington (viola) ; Leonard Baker
(violoncello)
This is the seventh of a series of recitals of light chamber music specially chosen for its melodies and designed to appeal to those who find chamber music difficult to appreciate

Contributors

Unknown: Leonard Hirsch
Viola: Sydney Errington
Viola: Leonard Baker

: NORTH COUNTRY FARMING

A survey of farming in the North-west during 1937
W. B. Mercer

Contributors

Unknown: W. B. Mercer

: 'GREAT BRITAIN 25 YEARS HENCE'

A Speech by Sir Francis Joseph ,
K.B.E. at the ninety-eighth annual meeting of the Union of Lancashire and' Cheshire Institutes held in the Public Halls, Blackburn
(An electrical recording of parts of the speech given during this morning's meeting)

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Francis Joseph

: As Northern Ireland

Cotton and Wheat Prices at 10.35

: NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast








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