A two-hour selection of shorter, popular classics that includes well-known opera arias and choruses. The programme also includes a musical component built around a daily theme.

For details about music on Cadenza, visit Radio New Zealand Concert's schedules.

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5:00 PM Today

BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture Op 80 - Vienna Phil/Pierre Monteux (Decca 475 7798)

GODARD: Suite Op 116 - Edward Beckett (fl), London Festival Orch/Ross Pople (Black Box BBM 1049)

DVORÁK arr Poltéra: Song to the moon, from Rusalka - Christian Poltéra (cello), Kathryn Stott (pno) (BIS SACD 1947)

ELGAR arr Brewer: Chanson de Nuit Op 15/1; Chanson de matin Op 15/2 - Carlo Curley (organ of Church of St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol) (Argo 433 450)

LINCKE: Glow Worm Idyll, from Lysistrata - New London Orch/Ronald Corp (Hyperion CDA 66998)

6:00 GERSHWIN: Promenade: Walking the dog, from Shall We Dance? - BBC SO/Leonard Slatkin (BBC Music BBC MM 234)

GLAZUNOV: Chant du Ménestrel - Han-Na Chang (cello), Philharmonia/Leonard Slatkin (EMI 5 57052)

CATALANI: Ebben?...Ne andrò lontana, from La Wally - Angela Gheorghiu (sop), BBC SO/Leonard Slatkin (Warner 2564 61552)

DVORÁK: Romantic Pieces Op 75 - Uto Ughi (vln), Leonard Slatkin (pno) (RCA RD 60431)

ORFF: In taberna quando sumus, from Carmina Burana - Saint Louis Symphony Chorus & Orch/Leonard Slatkin (RCA 09026 68095)

RÓZSA: Piano Concerto, Spellbound - Simon Mulligan (pno), BBC SO/Leonard Slatkin (BBC Music BBC MM 234)

BERLIOZ: Second movement, A Ball, from Symphonie fantastique - Lyon National Orch/Leonard Slatkin (Naxos 8.572886)

5:00 PM Tomorrow

SMETANA: The Kiss, Overture - Czech Phil/Václav Neumann (Supraphon 110624)

F HERMANN: Burleske in G Op 9 - Friedemann Eichhorn, Alexia Eichhorn, Reto Kuppel (vlns) (Naxos 8.572066)

WAGENAAR: Twelfth Night Op 36 - Vera Badings (harp), Royal Concertgebouw Orch/Riccardo Chailly (Decca 425 833)

GERSHWIN arr Cohn: Preludes for piano - Michael Collins (cl), Piers Lane (pno) (Chandos CHAN 10615)

J STRAUSS II: Thunder & Lightning Polka; J STRAUSS II/Joseph STRAUSS: Pizzicato Polka; J STRAUSS II: Memories of Covent Garden (Waltz on English popular melodies) - Johann Strauss Orch/Christopher Warren-Green (Black Box BBM 1059)

6:00 DIEPENBROCK: The Birds, Overture - Hague Residentie Orch/Hans Vonk (Chandos CHAN 8821)

DELIUS arr Threlfall/Lenehan/Lloyd Webber: Birds in the high hall garden - Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), John Lenehan (pno) (Naxos 8.572902)

FARQUHAR: Magpies & other Birds - Jones & Co (Kiwi CD SLD 88)

SAEVERUD: Small Bird Waltz Op 18/2 - Stavanger SO/Ole Kristian Ruud (BIS CD 1032)

SAMMONS: The Faithful Bird - Paul Barritt (vln), Catherine Edwards (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67096)

TRAD arr Casals: Song of the Birds - Christopher Hainsworth (organ of St Matthews, Hastings) (Ribbonwood RCD 1025)

LISZT: St Francis of Assisi preaching to the birds - BBC Phil/Gianandrea Noseda (Chandos CHAN 10524)