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

DVORÁK: Slavonic Dance in G minor Op 46/8 - Israel Phil/István Kertész (Decca 425 087)

GRIEG arr Freyhan: Ich liebe dich Op 5/3; To Spring Op 43/6 - Raphael Wallfisch (cello), London Phil/Vernon Handley (Black Box BBM 1070)

ALBENIZ: Seville, from Spanish Suite Op 47 - Milos Karadaglic (gtr) (DG 477 9338)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Romance, from The Gadfly - ASMF/Neville Marriner (EMI CD EMX 2169)

TRAD: Improvisations on Four English Folksongs, O Waly Waly; I will give my love an apple; The three ravens; Barbara Allen - Rachael Beesley (vln), Anthea Cottee (cello), Paul Dyer (hpschd) (ABC Classics 465 428)

ELGAR: Nimrod, from Enigma Variations - West-Eastern Divan Orch/Daniel Barenboim (Warner Classics 2564 62791)

KREISLER: Caprice viennois Op 2 - Robin Wilson (vln), Kemp English (pno) (Manu CD MANU 5006)

PURCELL ed Britten: Chaconne in G minor Z730 - English CO/Benjamin Britten (London 425 160)

6:00 GLIÈRE: Russian Sailor's Dance, from The Red Poppy - BBC Phil/Edward Downes (Chandos CHAN 9160)

H WOOD: Fantasia on British Sea Songs - Leeds Festival Chorus, English Northern Philharmonia/Paul Daniel (Naxos 8.553981)

SIBELIUS: The Oceanides - Moscow Phil/Vassily Sinaisky (Brilliant Classics 9212)

BESSER: Wellington Harbour - Andrew Pask (bass cl), Jonathan Besser (pno) (Besser Music 1995a)

BLOCH: Poems of the Sea - London SO/Dalia Atlas (Naxos 8.573241)

5:00 pm on Monday (09 Mar 2015)

HALVORSEN: Entry March of the Boyars - Cincinnati Pops Orch/Erich Kunzel (Telarc CD 80170)

SCHUMANN: In der Nacht, from Fantasy Pieces Op 12 - Stephen Hough (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67996)

ELGAR arr Szigeti: Serenade; Adieu - Charlie Siem (vln), Andrei Korobeinikov (pno) (Challenge CC 72293)

DELIUS: Sleigh Ride (Winter Night) - Symphony Nova Scotia/Georg Tintner (CBC SMCD 5134)

PARTICHELA arr Hope: Mexican Hat Dance - Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Gavin Sutherland (ASV White Line CD WHL 2155)

DEBUSSY: Intermezzo - Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), Robert Kulek (pno) (EMI 5 75201)

SIBELIUS: The Swan of Tuonela, from Lemminkäinen Legends Op 22 - Philadelphia Orch/Eugene Ormandy (EMI CDC 7 47636)

6:00 MUSSORGSKY arr Rimsky-Korsakov: A Night on Bare Mountain - Bavarian State Orch/Wolfgang Sawallisch (EMI CDD 7 63893)

BOUGHTON: First movement, Landscape from the valleys, from String Quartet in F, From the Welsh hills - Rasumovsky Quartet (Helios CDH 55174)

ROTA: The Legend of the Glass Mountain, from the film The Glass Mountain - Philip Fowke (pno), RTE Concert Orch/Proinnsías O Duinn (Naxos 8.554323)

GRIEG: Mountain thrall - Håkan Hagegård (bar), Gothenburg SO/Neeme Järvi (DG 437 519)

MOERAN: In the Mountain Country - Ulster Orch/JoAnn Falletta (Naxos 8.573106)

MOMPOU: Mountain impressions - Jordi Masó (pno) (Naxos 8.572142)

O BULL: A Mountain Vision - Henning Kraggerud (vln), Dala Sinfonietta/Bjarte Engeset (Naxos 8.572827)