Music Through the Night

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.

12:00 AM Today

Progress, Patriotism and Protest

Three Programmes

Matthew Crawford navigates the turbulent confluence of music and politics in 20th century America

(2) A national anthem at last, music for war, Strange Fruit in the South, Frank Sinatra pleads for tolerance and Leonard Bernstein takes aim at the forces of McCarthyism (RNZ)

1:00 approx - Disc 1

MASSENET: Herodiade, Ballet Music; Orchestral Suites, No 1; No 2, Scènes Hongroises; No 3, Scènes Dramatiques - New Zealand SO/Jean-Yves Ossonce (Naxos 8.553124)

2:10 approx - Disc 2

RACHMANINOV: Piano Trio No 1 in G minor, Élégiaque; TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A minor Op 50 - Vadim Repin (vln), Mischa Maisky (cello), Lang Lang (pno) (DG 477 8099)

3:15 approx - Disc 3

WILD: Grand Fantasy on Porgy & Bess; Seven Virtuoso Etudes; Improvisation on Someone to watch over me; Piano Sonata - Xiayin Wang (pno) (Chandos CHAN 10626)

4:35 approx - Disc 4

WIENIAWSKI: Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor Op 22; PAGANINI: Violin Concerto No 1 in D Op 6; SAINT-SAËNS: Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28; SARASATE: Gypsy Airs Op 20; DINICU: Hora Staccato; PAGANINI: Moto perpetuo in C Op 11 - Michael Rabin (vln), Philharmonia Orch/Eugene Goossens, Hollywood Bowl SO/Felix Slatkin (Medici Arts MM 023)

12:00 AM Tomorrow

Disc 1

TUBIN: Sinfonietta on Estonian Motifs; Concerto for piano & orchestra; Symphony No 7 - Gothenburg SO/Neeme Järvi (BIS CD 401)

1:10 approx - Disc 2

BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances; JOACHIM: Andantino in A minor; Romance in Bb - Marat Bisengaliev (vln), John Lenehan (pno) (Naxos 8.553026)

2:25 approx - Disc 3

BACH: Cantatas, BWV199, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut; BWV165, O heiliges Geist-und Wasserbad; BWV185, Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe; BWV163, Nur jedem das Seine - Midori Suzuki, Aki Yanagisawa (sops), Makoto Sakurada (ten), Stephan Schreckenbergerger (bass), Bach Collegium Japan/Suzuki (BIS CD 801)

3:35 approx - Disc 4

DECRÜCK: Sonata in C# DELVINCOURT: Croquembouches; SANCAN: Lamento et Rondo; Maurice: Tableaux de Provence; Köchlin: Etudes for saxophone and piano Op 188; DESENCLOS: Prélude, Cadence et Finale - Claude Delangle (sax), Odile Delangle (pno) (BIS CD 1130)

4:35 approx - Disc 5

RAWSTHORNE: Bagatelles; REYNOLDS: Two Poems in Homage to Delius; HOUGH: Valse Enigmatique Nos 1 & 2; ELGAR: In Smyrna; REYNOLDS: Two Poems in Homage to Fauré; BANTOCK arr Hough: Song to the Seals; BOWEN: Reverie d'amour Op 20/2; Serious Dance Op 51/2; The way to Polden (an ambling tune) Op 76; BRIDGE: The Dew Fairy; Heart's Ease; LEIGHTON: Six Studies (Study-Variations) Op 56 - Stephen Hough (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67267)