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

ANZAC Special Feature

Willie Manson, the songs and stories of a lost composer.

Peter Downes tells the story of a talented young New Zealander killed in action on the Somme in 1916 (RNZ)

12:35 approx - Disc 1

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Serenade to Music (preceded by the original Light Programme radio introduction to the Last Night of the 59th Season of Promenade Concerts, 19 September 1953) - BBC Chorus & SO/Basil Cameron

Symphony No 3, Pastoral - Valerie Hill (sop), BBC SO/Adrian Boult (BBC Music BBC MM 320)

1:25 approx - Disc 2

The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid

WILTZIE/MCBRIDE: Mulholland; The Lonely People (Are Getting Lonelier); Gasfarming; Piano Aquieu; Fac 21; Ballad of Distances; A Lovesong (For Cubs) - Adam Wiltzie, Brian McBride (instrumentalists), various instrumental ensembles (Kranky KRANK 050)

2:30 approx - Disc 3

GUERRERO: Missa Congratulamini mihi; CRECQUILLON: Congratulamini mihi; GUERRERO: Dum esset rex; Maria Magdalena et altera Maria; Post dies octo; Regina caeli; Ave Maria; Regina caeli - Cardinall's Musick/Andrew Carwood (Hyperion CDA 67836)

3:35 approx - Disc 4

MENDELSSOHN: Capriccio in E minor Op 81/3; String Quartet No 2 in A minor Op 13; Fugue in Eb Op 81/4; String Quartet No 5 in Eb Op 44/3 - New Zealand String Quartet (Naxos 8.570002)

5:00 approx - Disc 6

FAURÉ: Piano Trio in D minor Op 120 - François Petit (cl), Aurélien Sabouret (cello), Carole Carniel (pno)

Eight Short Piano Pieces Op 84 - Carole Carniel (pno)

DEBUSSY: Première rapsodie - François Petit (cl), Carole Carniel (pno)

Rêverie, Arabesques Nos 1-2, Danse - Carole Carniel (pno) (Ligia LIDI 030 2216-10)

12:00 AM Tomorrow

Disc 1

MENDELSSOHN: String Symphonies, No 8 in D; No 11 in F - Nieuw Sinfonietta, Amsterdam/Lev Markiz (BIS CD 748)

1:10 approx - Disc 2

DUSSEK: Piano Concertos, in G minor Op 49; in Bb Op 22; Tableau, Marie Antoinette Op 23 - Andreas Staier (fpno/dir), Concerto Cologne (Capriccio 10 444)

2:15 approx - Disc 3

Laudate Dominum

Works for chorus and orchestra by Handel, Dvorák, Haydn, Fauré, Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Honegger, Mozart, Glick - Judith Young (sop), Carolynne Godin, Olena Jatsyshyn (mezzos), Mark DuBois, Robert Missen (tens), Glyn Evans, Nelson Lohnes (bars), Anton Kuerti (pno), Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Toronto SO/Andrew Davis (CBC SMCD 5054)

3:25 approx - Disc 4

TAFFANEL: Andante Pastorale & Scherzettino; WIDOR: Suite for flute & piano Op 34; BOZZA: Three Impressions for flute & piano; CAPLET: Reverie & Petite Valse for flute & piano; JOLIVET: Chant de Linos; DEBUSSY: Syrinx; FERROUD: Three Pieces; JOLIVET: Five Incantations for flute solo - Robert Aitken (fl), Robin McCabe (pno) (BIS CD 184)

4:45 approx - Disc 5

J STRAUSS II orch Fischer: March Op 456, Zivio!; J STRAUSS II: Waltz Op 36, Architecten-Ball-Tänze; Jäger-Polka française Op 229; Waltz Op 234, Accelerationen; J STRAUSS II orch Kulling: Quadrille Op 10, Der Liebesbrunnen; J STRAUSS II: Polka française Op 302, Die Zeitlose; Waltz Op 334, Königslieder; Polka schnell Op 348, Im Sturmschritt!; J STRAUSS II orch Babinski: Quadrille Op 59, Der Blitz; Waltz Op 471, Heut' ist heut'; J STRAUSS II: Polka mazurka Op 420, Die Wahrsagerin - Slovak State Phil, Kosice/Johannes Wildner (Marco Polo 8.223235)