Cadenza

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.

The weekly competition disc features around 5:30 pm. If you correctly answer our question a copy of the disc could be yours. Send your answers to concert@radionz.co.nz or Radio New Zealand Concert Competition, PO Box 123, Wellington.

5:00 PM Today

SUPPÉ: Morning, Noon & Night in Vienna, Overture - Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit (Decca 414 408)

YRADIER trans Tárrega: La Paloma - Pepe Romero (gtr) (Philips 432 102)

BRIDGE: There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook - Britten Sinfonia/Nicholas Cleobury (Conifer 75605 51327)

GERSHWIN arr Goldstein: I loves you Porgy, from Porgy & Bess - Joshua Bell (vln), Chris Botti (tpt), instrumental ensemble (Sony 88697 55436)

GLINKA orch Shebalin: Symphony on Two Russian Themes - USSR SO/Evgeny Svetlanov (Chant du Monde LDC 278 819)

6:00 MOURANT: The pied piper - George Macdonald (cl), Northern Sinfonia/Steuart Bedford (Sanctuary CD RSN 3046)

LANCHBERY: The Tale of Two Bad Mice, from Tales of Beatrix Potter - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Orch/John Lanchbery (EMI 5 72813)

COPLAND: The cat and the mouse - Varda Nishry (pno) (Decca 425 505)

LANCHBERY: Mrs Tiggy-Winkle's Laundry, from Tales of Beatrix Potter - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Orch/John Lanchbery (EMI 5 72813)

NAKAMURA: A Symphonic Suite, from Sonic The Hedgehog - Tim Weller (drums), Tom Cawley (pno), London Phil/Andrew Skeet (X5 Music Group X5CD 118)

LANCHBERY: The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, from Tales of Beatrix Potter - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Orch/John Lanchbery (EMI 5 72813)

JANÁCEK: The wild duck - Cappella Amsterdam/Daniel Reuss (Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 2097)

LANCHBERY: The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, from Tales of Beatrix Potter - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Orch/John Lanchbery (EMI 5 72813)

5:00 PM Tomorrow

SMETANA: Dance of the Comedians, from The Bartered Bride - Janácek Phil/Theodore Kuchar (Brilliant Classics 93634)

MILHAUD: Scaramouche - Jean-Marc Fessard (cl), Eliane Reyes (pno) (Naxos 8.572278)

PAGANINI arr Sedlar: Fantasy on Rossini's Moses in Egypt - Nemanja Radulovic (vln), Laure Favre-Kahn (pno), The Devil's Trills (DG 481 065)

CANTELOUBE: Baïlèro, from Songs of the Auvergne - Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), National Phil/Charles Gerhardt (RCA 74321 84112)

ALBÉNIZ arr Russell: Seville, from Spanish Suite Op 47 - David Russell (gtr) (Telarc CD 80576)

LIADOV: Polonaise in C Op 49, In memory of Pushkin - Krasnoyarsk SO/Ivan Shpiller (Brilliant Classics 94077)

6:00 OFFENBACH arr Bonynge: Le Papillon, Suite - English Concert Orch/Richard Bonynge (Decca 421 818)

GUNNING: Five Little Pigs - Yuri Torchinsky (vln), BBC Phil/Rumon Gamba (Chandos CHAN 10625)

MYERS arr Field: Cavatina, from The Deer Hunter - Saffire, The Australian Guitar Quartet (ABC 476 701)

SVENDSEN: Last year I was tending the goats - Latvian National SO/Terje Mikkelsen (CPO 777 372)

BACH: Sheep may safely graze, from Cantata No 208, Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd! - Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Amsterdam Baroque Orch/Ton Koopman (Sony SK 60681)

HOLBROOKE: Three Blind Mice Op 37/1, Symphonic Variations on an old English Air - Brandenburg State Orch/Howard Griffiths (CPO 777 442)