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 or Radio New Zealand Concert Competition, PO Box 123, Wellington.

5:00 PM Today

SAINT-SAËNS: Allegro Appassionato Op 70 - Stephen Hough (pno), CBSO/Sakari Oramo (Hyperion CDA 67331/2)

JL BACH: Motet, Das ist meine Freude - Rickman Godlee (cello), Martin Peck (dbass), Christopher Allsop (org), Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge/Richard Marlow (Conifer 75605 51306)

FERLENDIS: Oboe Concerto No 1 in F - Diego Dini Ciacci (ob/dir), Haydn Orch (CPO 777 368)

GLAZUNOV: Idyll - Stephen Stirling (horn), Fibonacci Sequence (Deux-Elles DXL 1122)

HAWES: Rain - English CO/Patrick Hawes (Black Box BBM 1081)

PETIT: Tarentelle - Heinrich Albert Duo (Dabringhaus & Grimm MDG 603 1348)

6:00 HANDEL: Berenice, Overture - ASMF/Neville Marriner (Decca 444 543)

HAMELIN: Etude No 2 in E minor, Coma Berenices, from 12 Etudes in all the minor keys - Marc-André Hamelin (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67789)

RHEINBERGER arr Cullen: Cantilena, from Organ Sonata No 11 in D minor - Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Royal Phil/James Judd (Philips 462 588)

SAINT-SAËNS: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix, from Samson & Delilah - Maria Callas (sop), French Radio National Orch/Georges Prêtre (EMI 5 57062)

MENDELSSOHN: Scherzo in A minor Op 81/2 - Emerson String Quartet (DG 477 5370)

DUARTE: English Suite Op 31 - Andrés Segovia (gtr) (DG 477 6050)

FIELD: Divertissement No 1 in E - Míceál O'Rourke (pno), London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert (Chandos CHAN 10468)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Marche Slave - Berlin Deutsches SO/Yutaka Sado (Challenge CC 72356)

5:00 PM Tomorrow

SCHUBERT: Rosamunde, Overture - Cleveland Orch/George Szell (Sony SBK 60267)

J RITCHIE: Concertino in A for clarinet & strings - Marina Sturm (cl), NZSO CO/Donald Armstrong (vln/dir) (Trust MMT 2040)

PUCCINI: Crisantemi - Quartetto Puccini (ASV CD DCA 909)

BIZET trans Moszkowski: Chanson bohème, from Carmen - Christof Keymer (pno) (Berlin Classics 1640 BC)

WARLOCK: Capriol Suite - Camerata Wales/Owain Arwel Hughes (BIS CD 1589)

6:00 TOWER: Fanfare No 1 for the Uncommon Woman - Colorado SO/Marin Alsop (Koch International 3-7469)

POSTON: In praise of women - Anthony Rolfe Johnson (ten), Graham Johnson (pno) (Hyperion CDA 66709)

TOWNER: Solitary Woman - Ralph Towner (gtr) (ECM 1743)

KARAINDROU: Trojan Women, excerpts - Exodus women's chorus, instrumental ensemble/Antonis Kontogeorgiou (ECM 1810)

ELLINGTON arr Hochman: Sophisticated lady; The clothed woman - Jean-Yves Thibaudet (pno) (Decca 460 811)

PHILLIPS: Wimmen Oh Wimmen - Oscar Natzka (bass), Hubert Greenslade (pno) (rec 1940) (Atoll ACD 400)

SMETANA: The Peasant Woman - BBC Phil/Gianandrea Noseda (Chandos CHAN 10413)

GARDEL arr Israel/Goss: Por una cabeza, from Scent of a Woman - Milos Karadaglic (gtr), European Film Phil/Christoph Israel (DG 479 0063)

SMYTH: The March of the Women - Janis Hardy (mezzo), Plymouth Festival Chorus & Orch/Philip Brunelle (Virgin VC 7 91188)

J STRAUSS II: In praise of women, Polka - Berlin Phil/Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Teldec 3984 24489)