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

MENDELSSOHN: Nocturne, from A Midsummer Night's Dream - Atlanta SO/Yoel Levi (Telarc CD 80318)

BOWEN: Miniatures Op 44 - Joop Celis (pno) (Chandos CHAN 10506)

DEBUSSY: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune - Emmanuel Pahud (fl), Berlin Phil/Claudio Abbado (DG 471 332)

ALAIN: Litanies - Marie-Claire Alain (organ of Saint-Christophe, Belfort, France) (Erato 0630 15343)

STATHAM: Ina, an original Scottish air - Puertas Quartet (Atoll ACD 881)

RAVEL: Menuet antique - French National Orch/Eliahu Inbal (Brilliant Classics 6980)

WIENIAWSKI: Scherzo-Tarentelle in G minor Op 16 - James Ehnes (vln), Eduard Laurel (pno) (CBC MVCD 1168)

DVORÁK: Song to the moon, from Rusalka - Renée Fleming (sop), London SO/Georg Solti (Decca 455 760)

6:00 TOBIAS: Little Good Friday Motet - Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Daniel Reuss (Ondine ODE 1221)

STRAUSS: Serenade in Eb for winds Op 7 - Ensemble Villa Musica (Dabringhaus & Grimm MDG 304 1173)

MOERAN: Whythorne's Shadow - Ulster Orch/JoAnn Falletta (Naxos 8.573034)

MILAN: Fantasia de consonancias y redobles; Pavana V & VI - Göran Söllscher (gtr) (DG 477 5726)

PÄRT: Fratres - Juho Vartiainen (perc), Tapiola Sinfonietta/Jean-Jacques Kantorow (BIS CD 834)

LISZT: Concert Study No 3 in Db, Un Sospiro - Leslie Howard (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67015)

WAGNER: Good Friday Music, from Parsifal - Hallé Orch/Mark Elder (Hallé CD HLL 7517)

5:00 pm on Tuesday (22 Apr 2014)

WAGNER: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Prelude - Swedish CO/Thomas Dausgaard (BIS SACD 2022)

A MARCELLO: Oboe Concerto in D minor - John Abberger (ob), Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon (dir) (Analekta AN 2 9811)

WALLACE: Believe me, If all those endearing young charms & An Irish melody - Rosemary Tuck (pno) (Naxos 8.572775)

ARNOLD: Three Shanties for Wind Quintet - Nash Ensemble (Hyperion CDA 66173)

LISZT: Mephisto Waltz No 1 - Turin RAI Orch/Peter Maag (Arts Archives 43041)

6:00 CHADWICK: Euterpe, Overture - Nashville SO/Kenneth Schermerhorn (Naxos 8.559117)

SCHUBERT: Der Musensohn D764 - Matthias Goerne (bar), Andreas Haefliger (pno) (Decca 452 917)

TURINA: Las musas de Andalucía Op 93, excerpts - Jordi Masó (pno) (Naxos 8.572682)

AGRICOLA: Sonnes muses melodieusement - Ensemble Unicorn/Michael Posch (Naxos 8.553840)

VALLET: Gaillarde, from Le secret des muses - Eugène Ferré, Jérôme Blum, Brian Feehan, Pascal Monteilhet (lutes) (Auvidis Tempo A 6259)

BYRD: Ye sacred muses - Berit Norbakken Solset (sop), Barokksolistene/Bjarte Eike (vln/dir) (BIS SACD 2057)

RAMEAU: Air tendre pour les Muses, from Le temple de la gloire - Les Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski (Archiv 477 5578)

RACHMANINOV: The muse Op 34/1 - Elisabeth Söderström (sop), Vladimir Ashkenazy (pno) (London 436 920)

J STRAUSS I: Muses Quadrille Op 174 - Slovak Sinfonietta of Zilina/Ernst Märzendorfer (Marco Polo 8.225338)