Presented by Alistair Appleton. Including a Free Thought after 8.30. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Herold Overture: Zampa Purcell The Plaint
BachC3ntata No 26: Ach WieFluchtig, Ach WieNichtig
8.30-10.00: Sibelius Finlandia
Beethoven String Trio in D, Op 9 No 2
DvorakAndthe Wood isQuiet All Around, Op 55 No 3
In a look at Birmingham's rich musical tradition, lain Burnside is joined by CBSO chief executive Stephen Maddock to savour musical delights to which the city can legitimately lay claim, including Mendelssohn's Elijah, Handel's Ariodante and Elgar's Dream ofCerontius. EMAIL: [address removed]
Michael Berkeley talks to British choreographer Richard Alston , who is currently artistic director at the Place in London and celebrates his 60th birthday this autumn with a programme focusing on his work for male dancers, and pieces using music by Philip Glass and Hoagy Carmichael. His private passions, however, range from devotional works by Bach, Handel, Purcell and the Sufi tradition to songs by Frank Sinatra and Cole Porter.
Catherine Bott talks to Jeremy West and Jamie Savan from His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts and introduces items from a recent concert given at the 2008 Spitalfields Festival, featuring music by Grillo and Gabrieli. Producer Chris Wines
Chi-chi Nwanoku introduces another selection of listeners' requests, with music from one of Verdi's lesser known operas, Giovanna d'Arco, a movement from Beethoven's Waldstein sonata, heart-stirring scenes from Saint-Saens's Samson ef Dalila and Scriabin's Piano Concerto in Fsharp minor. This week's guest, countertenor Andreas Scholl , chooses a poignant rendition of Wayfaring Stranger. ADDRESS: Radio Requests. BBC Wales, CF5 2YO
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Last Wednesday's service from the Queen's College, Oxford. Introit: Beati Omnes (Purcell). Responses: Reading. Psalms: 66, 67 (Ley, Knyvett, Elgar). First Lesson: Hosea 11, vv1-11. Office Hymn: For All Thy
Saints, 0 Lord (Sandys). Canticles: Purcell in G minor. Second Lesson: Luke 6, w17-31. Anthems: Selig sind die Toten (Schiitz). Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Schiitz). Let My Prayer Come Up (Blow).
Final Hymn: Who Are These, Like Stars Appearing (All Saints). Organ Voluntary: Voluntary in D minor for double organ (Purcell). Director of music Owen Rees. Organ scholar Benedict Lewis-Smith .
Composer Peter Maxwell Davies discusses and dissects his composition Eight Songs fora Mad King, helped by the ensemble Psappha and baritone Kelvin Thomas. With Charles Hazlewood.
With the final rounds of BBC Radio 3's Choir of the Year 2008 coming up, Aled Jones catches up with the current champions, Chantage, and their conductor James Davey.
Live in the studio at the climax of Radio 3's Free Thinking festival, Matthew Sweet and a - panel of guests discuss some of the issues that have arisen during a weekend of debates, interviews, dramas and lectures. And at 8.20 brain scientist Susan Blackmore explores what she sees as The Myth of Free Will. Producer James Cook
9.15 Drama on 3:24 Weeks
By Tony Marchant. A provocative new play about abortion by the award-winning TV dramatist, which was specially commissioned for Free
Thinking and recorded yesterday in front of an audience in the Bluecoat arts centre, Liverpool.
Producer Kate Rowland
The Seven Ages of Man. As part of the Free Thinking festival, a special live event from
St George's small concert room in Liverpool, where Dickens gave his famous Penny Readings. Liverpudlian actors Annabelle Dowler and Kevin Harvey read a selection of poetry, prose and drama on the theme of the Seven Ages of Man. They are joined by pianist Ashley Wass , the Elias Quartet , folk singer Belinda Sykes , and rock and jazz percussionist Bill Bruford , who perform everything from the Mersey Sound to Kipling, folk ballads to Bartok, and percussion improvisations to Bach, including a newly commissioned work by Liverpudlian writer Angela Clarke. EMAIL: [address removed]
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic Radio features: pages 120-121
Julian Joseph previews what's on in the UK jazz scene and talks to American double bassist Michael Janish. Producer Sushil Dade
With Jonathan Swain.
Vieme Organ Suite No 3, Op 541.21 Pizzetti Requiem mass
1.52 Reqer Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Op 50
2.03 Krysztof Pendereckl Stabat Mater; Agnus Dei
2.21 Arvo Part The Beatitudes
2.28 Britten Jublilate Deo in D flat 2.32 Elgar Violin
Concerto in B minor 3.21 Dvorak Symphony No 7 D minor
4.02 Saint-Saens Danse Macabre 4.09 Mokranjac Third Song-Wreath (From My Homeland)
4.18 Telemann Concertoa 5 4.28 Mozart Ch'io Mi Scordi di Te? ... Non Temer, Amato Bene, K505
4.39 Gallot Pieces de Lute in F minor
4.50 Cavalli Lauda Jerusalem (Psalm 147)
5.00 Durante Concerto No 5 in A
5.08 Schumann Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck
5.16 Strauss Festmusik der Stadt Wien, Op 133
5.27 Schmelzer Lamento sopra la Morte Ferdinandi III
5.34 Wieniawski Légende, Op 17
5.42 Tchalkovsky Marche Slave
5.53 Palestrina Quem Vidistis, Pastores 5.57 Ansell
Nautical Overture 6.06 Williams Sea Sketches 6.24 Moyzes Piano Concerto 6.39 Hoffmann Flute Concerto in D