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

Disc 1

RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor Op 30; PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No 3 in C Op 26 - Martha Argerich (pno), RIAS SO, Berlin Phil/Riccardo Chailly (Artists Live FED 049)

1:05 approx - Disc 2

DVORÁK: Five Bagatelles for two violins, cello & harmonium Op 47; String Quintet in Eb Op 97; Terzetto in C for two violins & viola Op 74 - Robert Ireland (harmonium), Patrick Ireland (vla), Lindsay String Quartet (ASV CD DCA 806)

2:15 approx - Disc 3

Fairest Work of Happy Nature

BLOW: Songs & Keyboard Music - John Mark Ainsley (ten), Timothy Roberts (spinet/hpschd/chamber org), Paula Chataeuneuf (theorbo/baroque gtr) (Hyperion CDA 66646)

3:35 approx - Disc 4

BAX: Cello Sonata in Eb; Folk-Tale; Sonatina in D; Legend-Sonata in F# minor - Bernard Gregor-Smith (cello), Yolande Wrigley (pno) (ASV CD DCA 896)

4:50 approx - Disc 5

TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade in C for strings Op 48; String Quartet No 1 in D Op 11; Elegy; Scherzo in C minor Op 42/2 - Kremlin CO/Misha Rachlevsky (Claves CD 50-9116)

12:00 AM Tomorrow

The Stars are Comforting

The letters of Beatrice Hill Tinsley (1941-1981)

Her research into the Evolution of Galaxies made Beatrice Tinsley a giant of 20th century astronomy. Throughout her life Beatrice also played her violin and wrote home to her family

Twenty programmes, with letters edited by Theodora Lee-Smith and read by Tina Regtien

(11) Research, conservation, travel, two papers at Amherst; 1971 (RNZ)

12:55 approx - Disc 1

SMETANA: Má Vlast - Prague Phil/Jakub Hrusa (Supraphon SU 4032)

2:10 approx - Disc 2

KARAINDROU: Soundtrack from the film Ulysses' Gaze - Kim Kashkashian (vla), Vangelis Christopoulos (ob), Andreas Tsekouras (accordion), Socratis Anthis (tpt), Vangelis Skouras (hn), Christos Sfetsas (cello), Georgia Voulvi (vocalist), string orch/Lefteris Chalkiadakis (ECM 1570)

3:10 approx - Disc 3

HANDEL: Zadok the Priest; ELGAR: Lux aeterna - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury

GOSS: Praise, my soul, the king of heaven - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury, Thomas Williamson (org)

TALLIS: Spem in alium - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury

GOSS: The Lord is my shepherd - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge/David Willcocks

HANDEL: Hallelujah Chorus, from Messiah - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, ASMF/David Willcocks

RUTTER: Pie Jesu, from Requiem - Edward Saklatvala (treble), Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Come down, O love divine - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury, Thomas Williamson (org)

TALLIS: O nata lux de lumine - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury, Oliver Brett (org)

GARDINER: Evening Hymn - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge/David Willcocks, James Lancelot (org)

BYRD: Ave verum corpus - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury

MILLER: When I survey the wondrous cross - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury, Benjamin Bayl (org)

STANFORD: Beati quorum via - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge/David Willcocks

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Antiphon, from Five Mystical Songs - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge, English CO/David Willcocks

BYRD: Iustorum animae - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge/David Willcocks

PURCELL: Come ye sons of art away, excerpt; HARRIS: Faire is the Heaven - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury

BAIRSTOW: Psalm 67, God be merciful unto us - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge/David Willcocks (org/dir)

PARSONS: Ave Maria - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury

BOURGEOIS: All people that on earth do dwell - Choir of King's College Choir, Cambridge; Wallace Collection/Stephen Cleobury, Benjamin Bayl (org) (EMI 2 28944)

4:30 approx - Disc 4

GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16; BRAHMS: Ballades Op 10; Waltzes Op 39 - Richard Farrell (pno), Hallé Orch/George Weldon (Atoll ACD 208)