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Music Through the Night

Music Through the Night keeps you company through the wee hours from midnight to 6.00am.

Every night at midnight.

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12:00 AM. Music Through the Night

Disc 1

BAX: Violin Concerto; Legend; Romantic Overture; Golden Eagle, Incidental music - Lydia Mordkovitch (vln), London Phil/Bryden Thomson (Chandos CHAN 9003)

1:15 approx - Disc 2

CHOPIN: Mazurkas, Opp 41; 50; 56; 59; 63; 67; 68; Mazurka in A minor, 'à Emile Gaillard'; Mazurka in A minor, 'Notre temps' - Vladimir Ashkenazy (pno) (Decca 417 584)

2:30 approx - Disc 3

FINZI: Requiem da Camera; BRITTEN: Deus in adjutorium meum; Chorale on an old French carol; Cantata misericordium Op 69; HOLST: Two Psalms, Nos 86 & 148 - John Mark Ainsley (ten), Stephen Varcoe (bar), Britten Singers, City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox (Chandos CHAN 8997)

3:35 approx - Disc 4

JANÁCEK: String Quartet No 1, Kreutzer Sonata; String Quartet No 2, Intimate Letters; DVORÁK: Cypresses for string quartet - Lindsay String Quartet (ASV CD DCA 749)

4:50 approx - Disc 5

DEBUSSY: Rêverie; Arabesque No 1; Claire de lune, from Suite Bergamasque; SCRIABIN: Etude Op 42/4; BACH: Wachet Auf!; Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring; GLINKA: The Lark; GODOWSKY: Alt Wien; SAINT-SAËNS: The Swan; SCHUMANN: Arabesque in C Op 18; Träumerei Op 15/7; BRAHMS: Intermezzo in A Op 118/2; GRIEG: Butterfly Op 43/1; Nocturne Op 54/4; RAVEL: Forlane; Pavane pour une infante défunte - Gordon Fergus-Thompson (pno) (ASV White Line CD WHL 2066)

12:00 AM. Music Through the Night

Two Great Romantics

The rivalry between Tchaikovsky and Brahms was legendary, and it went beyond mere distaste for each other's musical direction. Thomas Goss tells the story of the relationship between two of the giants of 19th century music.

1:00 approx - Disc 1

BRIDGE: Suite for String Orchestra; DELIUS: Sonata for String Orchestra; BRIDGE: There is a willow grows aslant a brook - NZSO Chamber Orch/Nicholas Braithwaite (Koch International 3-7139)

2:10 approx - Disc 2

WAGNER: In fernem Land and Mein lieber Schwan!, from Lohengrin; MOZART: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön; Die Weisheitslehre dieser Knaben, from The Magic Flute; SCHUBERT: In tiefbewegter Brust, from Fierrabras, Schon wenn es beginnt zu tagen, from Alfonso & Estrella; BEETHOVEN: Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!, from Fidelio; WAGNER: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond, from Die Walküre; Amfortas! Die Wunde! and Nur eine Waffe taugt, from Parsifal - Jonas Kaufmann (ten), Mahler CO, Claudio Abbado (Decca 478 1463)

3:20 approx - Disc 3

MENDELSSOHN: Preludes & Fugues, in E minor Op 35/1; in D Op 35/2; in B minor Op 35/3; in Ab Op 35/4; in F minor Op 35/5; in Bb Op 35/6; Overture, from A Midsummer Night's Dream; Andante & Variations in Bb Op 83a; Andante & Allegro brillant in A Op 92 - Mi-Joo Lee (pno), Klaus Hellwig (pno) (Dabringhaus & Grimm MDG 904 1653)

4:35 approx - Disc 4

MARAIS: Suite in D; Suite in G; Suite in D for Robert Visée; Suite in D; Twenty Couplets - Hille Perle (vla da gamba), Lee Santana (lute) (DHM 82876 58791)

Whether you're working a shift or listening from your pillow, the uninterrupted sounds of Music Through the Night keep you company through the wee hours from midnight to 6am.