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

BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival, Overture - Dresden State Orch/Colin Davis (RCA 09026 68790)

CHOPIN: Concert Rondo in F Op 14, Krakowiak - Kun Woo Paik (pno), Warsaw Phil/Antoni Wit (Decca 475 169)

GRANADOS arr Miolin: Andaluza, from Spanish Dances Op 37 - Anders Miolin (gtr) (BIS CD 1116)

GRIEG: To Spring, from Lyric Pieces Book 3 - Andrei Gavrilov (pno) (DG 437 522)

J STRAUSS II: Tales from the Vienna Woods - Johann Strauss Orch/André Rieu (dir/vln) (Universal 753 31178)

6:00 COATES: Footlights - London Phil/Barry Wordsworth (Lyrita SRCD 213)

HANDEL: Eternal source of light divine, from Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne - Edita Gruberova (sop), Wynton Marsalis (tpt), English CO/Raymond Leppard (CBS MK 39061)

ELGAR: In Moonlight, from In the South, Alassio - James Boyd (vla), Piers Lane (pno) (EMI CD EMX 2229)

GUNNING: Lighthouse Hill - BBC Phil/Rumon Gamba (Chandos CHAN 10625)

C WOOD: Hail, gladdening light - Winchester Cathedral Choir/David Hill (Virgin 3 63307)

GLENNIE: Light in Darkness - Evelyn Glennie (marimba) (RCA RD 60557)

MAYERL: Minuet by Candlelight - Slovak Radio SO/Gary Carpenter (Marco Polo 8.223514)

W LLOYD WEBBER: In the half-light, A Soliloquy, from Two Pieces for cello & piano - Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), John Lill (pno) (ASV CD DCA 584)

MAHLER: Urlicht, from Des Knaben Wunderhorn - Christian Gerhaher (bar), Gerold Huber (pno) (RCA 88697 56773)

GLAZUNOV: From Darkness to Light Op 53 - BBC Welsh National Orch/Tadaaki Otaka (BIS CD 1663/64)

5:00 PM Tomorrow

GERMAN: Much Ado About Nothing, Overture - BBC Concert Orch/John Wilson (Dutton CDLX 7285)

SZYMANOWSKI: Caprice No 24, from Three Paganini Caprices Op 40 - Graf Mourja (vln), Natalia Gous (pno) (Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1769)

AGUIRRE arr Ansermet: Two Argentinian Dances, La huella (The footstep); El gato (The cat) - Entre Ríos SO/Gabriel Castagna (Chandos CHAN 10185)

VIVALDI arr Behrend: Lute Concerto in D RV93 - Slava Grigoryan (gtr), Tasmanian SO/Benjamin Northey (ABC 476 5948)

MILHAUD: Scaramouche - Michael Collins (cl), Piers Lane (pno) (Chandos CHAN 10615)

6:00 DVORÁK: Carnival Overture - Stuttgart Radio SO/Roger Norrington (Hänssler CD 93.251)

HILL: Third movement: Scherzo, from String Quartet No 3 in A minor, Carnival - Dominion Quartet (Naxos 8.570491)

SAINT-SAËNS: Aquarium, from Carnival of the Animals - Peter Katin, Philip Fowke (pno duo), Scottish National Orch/Alexander Gibson (EMI CDS 7 81421)

SMETANA: Prague Carnival - BBC Phil/Gianandrea Noseda (Chandos CHAN 10413)

ERNST: Carnival of Venice, Variations burlesques on the jingle Cara mamma mia - Sherban Lupu (vln), Ian Hobson (pno) (Toccata Classics TOCC 0118)

SVENDSEN: Carnival in Paris - Latvian National SO/Terje Mikkelsen (CPO 777 372)