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

WAGNER: Parsifal, Prelude to Act 1 - Hallé Orch/Mark Elder (Hallé CD HLL 7517)

WOLF: Italian Serenade - Alfama Quartet (Fuga Libera FUG 582)

MOZART: Dove sono, from The Marriage of Figaro - Lucia Popp (sop), ASMF/Neville Marriner (Philips 416 870)

RUBBRA: Improvisations on Virginal Pieces - Ulster Orch/Takuo Yuasa (Naxos 8.557591)

6:00 ROSSINI arr Demersseman/Berthélèmy/Gallois: Fantasy on William Tell - Patrick Gallois (fl), Malcolm Messiter (ob), London Festival Orch/Ross Pople (DG 445 822)

LARSSON: Lyric Fantasy Op 54 - Helsingborg SO/Andrew Manze (CPO 777 671)

WALD: Rumba Fantasy - Mark Walton (cl), David Miller (pno) (AWMP CD 01)

SARASATE: Fantasy on Mozart's Don Giovanni Op 51 - Tianwa Yang (vln), Navarra SO/Ernest Martínez Izquierdo (Naxos 8.572276)

MULDOWNEY: The Toy Soldier's Fantasy, from The Brontës - Northern Ballet Theatre Orch/John Pryce-Jones (Naxos 8.553495)

HOHNE arr Gloppen: Slavonic Fantasy - Ole Edvard Antonsen (cornet), Royal Norwegian Navy Band/Ingar Bergby (BIS SACD 1598)

5:00 PM Tomorrow

FIBICH: Poem, from At Twilight - Czech Phil/Václav Neumann (Supraphon SU 4058)

CHOPIN: Etudes, in Ab Op 25/1, Aeolian Harp; in F minor Op 25/2; in F Op 25/3 - Jan Lisiecki (pno) (DG 479 1039)

KOEHNE: To His Servant Bach, God Grants a Final Glimpse; The Morning Star - Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills (ABC 476 6502)

TRAD arr Parker: I want two wings - Kansas City Chorale/Charles Bruffy (Nimbus NI 5568)

MÁRQUEZ: Dance No 2 - Simón Bolívar Youth Orch of Venezuela/Gustavo Dudamel (DG 477 7457)

FALLA arr Howe: Ritual Fire Dance, from El Amor Brujo - Tetra Guitar Quartet (Cadenza Music CAD CD 0460)

BELLINI: Oboe Concerto in Eb - Diana Doherty (ob), Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert (ABC Classics 456 681)

WALDTEUFEL: Très jolie Waltz - Czecho-Slovak State Phil/Alfred Walter (Marco Polo 8.223441)

6:00 MENDELSSOHN: The Fair Melusina, Overture Op 32 - City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox (Black Box BBM 3005)

O'CONNOR arr Meyer: Fair Dancer Reel - Mark O'Connor (vln), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Edgar Meyer (dbass) (Sony SK 68460)

HAWES: Fair Albion - Prague SO/Patrick Hawes (Signum SIGCD 178)

PEARSALL: Who shall win my lady fair? - Auckland Dorian Choir/Karen Grylls (Manu CD MANU 1516)

COLLINS: Vanity Fair - RTE Concert Orch/Ernest Tomlinson (Marco Polo 8.223522)

GAY: Virgins are like the fair flower, from The Beggar's Opera - Kiri Te Kanawa (sop), National Phil/Richard Bonynge (Decca 475 459)

HUANG YIJUN arr Peng Xiuwen: Fair Flowers under Full Moon - Sharon Bezaly (piccolo), Taipei Chinese Orch/Chung Yiu-Kwong (BIS SACD 1759)

RACHMANINOV arr Welsh: How fair is this place Op 21/7 - Moray Welsh (cello), Martin Roscoe (pno) (Black Box BBM 1044)

BIZET: The Fair Maid of Perth, Suite - Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit (Decca 452 102)