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

DEBUSSY orch Ravel: Danse, Tarentelle styrienne - Ulster Orch/Yan Pascal Tortelier (Chandos CHAN 9129)

MOZART: Third movement, Adagio, from Serenade No 10 in Bb K361, Gran Partita - Concerto Cologne/Anton Steck (Archiv 477 5800)

BACH: Sinfonia, from Christmas Oratorio BWV248 - ASMF/Neville Marriner (ABC Classics 472 044)

RACHMANINOV: Preludes, in B Op 32/11; in G# minor Op 32/12 - Steven Osborne (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67700)

MARTUCCI: Giga Op 61/3 - Rome SO/Francesco La Vecchia (Naxos 8.570929)

DVORÁK: Mazurek in E minor Op 49 - Anne-Sophie Mutter (vln), Berlin Phil/Manfred Honeck (DG 479 1060)

BRAHMS trans anon: Wie Melodien zieht es mir Op 105/1 - Sergei Nakariakov (tpt), Vera Nakariakova (pno) (Teldec 0630 15687)

MALATS arr Tárrega: Spanish Serenade - Owen Moriarty (gtr) (Manu CD MANU 5003/04)

ADAM arr Totzauer: O Holy Night - Leontyne Price (sop), Vienna Phil/Herbert von Karajan (Decca 421 103)

6:00 KRAUS: Azire, Ballet Music VB18 - New Zealand SO/Uwe Grodd (Naxos 8.570334)

KREISLER arr Rachmaninov/Lidström: Liebesleid - Mats Lidström (cello), Bengt Forsberg (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67184)

CRUSELL: Introduction & Variations on a Swedish Air Op 12 - Thea King (cl), London SO/Alun Francis (Hyperion CDA 66022)

STENHAMMAR: Molto espressivo e con intimissimo sentiment, from Fantasies Op 11 - Martin Sturfält (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67689)

WIRÉN: Serenade for Strings - Swedish CO/Petri Sakari (Caprice CAP 21513)

MORAEUS arr Moraeus/Jansson: Koppången - Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Bengan Jansson (acc/org), Kalle Moraeus (gtr/vln/mand), Svante Henryson (cello/dbass) (DG 459 685)

5:00 PM Tomorrow

GRAINGER: Shepherd's Hey; There Were Three Friends - BBC Phil/Richard Hickox (Chandos CHAN 9493)

BARTÓK: Romanian Folk Dances Sz68 - ORF Radio SO, Vienna/Cornelius Meister (CPO 777 784)

FALLA: Spanish Dance, from La Vida breve - Pinchas Zukerman (vln), Marc Neikrug (pno) (Philips 416 158)

RAVEL arr Back: Piece in the form of a habanera; Pavane for a dead princess - Emma Johnson (cl), Gordon Back (pno) (ASV CD DCA 621)

COPLAND: Simple gifts, from Appalachian Spring - Boston Pops Orch/John Williams (Sony MLK 64059)

WAGNER: Träume, from Wesendonck Lieder - Katarina Andreasson (vln), Swedish CO/Thomas Dausgaard (BIS SACD 2022)

GLUCK: Dance of the Blessed Spirits, from Orpheus & Euridice - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Orch/Georg Solti (Decca 421 329)

6:00 FRANCK: Les Béatitudes, Prologue - Keith Lewis (ten), Stuttgart Gächinger Kantorei, Stuttgart Radio SO/Helmuth Rilling (Hänssler CD 98.435)

DELIUS: Summer eve; Longing; Sunset, from Five Songs from the Norwegian - Yvonne Kenny (sop), Piers Lane (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67594)

VIVALDI: Perdona, o figlio amato, from Farnace - Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Ensemble Matheus/Jean-Christophe Spinosi (dir) (Virgin 3 63414)

OFFENBACH arr Grafe: Promptes à servir la pratique; O mon cher amant, from La Périchole - Sol Gabetta (cello), Prague Phil/Charles Olivieri-Munroe (RCA Red Seal 88697 35962)

DEBUSSY: Cello Sonata in D minor - Sol Gabetta (cello), Hélène Grimaud (pno) (DG 479 0090)

BIZET arr Grafe: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante; Près des remparts de Séville, from Carmen - Sol Gabetta (cello), Prague Phil/Charles Olivieri-Munroe (RCA Red Seal 88697 35962)