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

DURAND: Waltz No 1 Op 83; TCHAIKOVSKY: Petit Suite de Ballet; SHOSTAKOVICH: Suite de Ballet; PETRALI: Versetto in D; WALDTEUFEL: España, after Chabrier; WEBER: Six German Dances; LEFÉBURE-WÉLY: Three Pieces; ROSSINI: Petit caprice dans le style d'Offenbach; CAMPO: Maschera on an aria from Rigoletto; VILLOLDO: El Choclo; RODRIGUEZ: La Cumparsita - Hervé Désarbre (org) (Mandala Man 4894)

1. 05 approx - Disc 2

SALIERI: Les Horaces, Overture; Piano Concerto in C; Semiramide, Overture; Piano Concerto in Bb; Twenty-six variations on La Follia Di Spagna - Pietro Spada (pno), Philharmonia/Pietro Spada (ASV CD DCA 955)

2:30 approx - Disc 3

BACH: Singet dem Herrn; Komm, Jesu, komm!; Lobet den Herrn; Fürchte dich nicht; Der Geist hilft; Jesu, meine Freude - Kim Porter (mezzo), Neil MacKenzie (ten), Stephen Charlesworth (bar), BBC Singers/Stephen Cleobury, Christopher Hughes (org) (BBC Music BBC MM 44)

3:35 approx - Disc 4

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Op 77; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor Op 64 - Xue-Wei (vln), London Phil/Ivor Bolton (ASV CD DCA 748)

4:45 approx - Disc 5

CHERUBINI: Overtures, Ali-Baba; Les Abencérages; Les Deux Journées; Lodoïska; Médée; Anacréon; Faniska; L'Hotellerie Portugaise - City of Birmingham SO/Lawrence Foster (Claves CD 50 9513)






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

(2) National Youth Orchestra and General Relativity Theory; 1959-60 (RNZ)

12:45 approx - Disc 1

YOUNG: Symphony; Virgen de la Esperanza; Dance - New Zealand SO/Kenneth Young (Trust MMT 2027)

2:05 approx - Disc 2

Arias from operas by PUCCINI, MASCAGNI, CATALANI, LEONCAVALLO, ZANDONAI, CILEA & GIORDANO - Renée Fleming (sop), with various other singers, Giuseppe Verdi Chorus & Orch, Milan/Marco Armiliato (Decca 478 1533)

3:15 approx - Disc 3

Hau by Japanese ambient minimalist duo Opitope

DATE/HATAKEYAMA: A White Cloth Falling From The Snow Branches; Goat's Horn; A Far Room; A Quiet Morning Arriving To The Valley; Bird Standing On The Fall; Coral Sand's Backside; Mist On The Sea; A Place Under The Paired Sal Tree - Tomoyoshi Date (electric gtr/pno/electronics), Chihei Hatakeyama (electric, acoustic and bass gtrs/pno/vibraphone/electronics) (Spekk 672901)

4:25 approx - Disc 4

RODE: 24 Caprices in the form of Etudes (1-12) - Elizabeth Wallfisch (vln) (CPO 777 129)

4:55 approx - Disc 5

J NOVACEK: Four Rags for two Jons; D'RIVERA: The Cape Cod Files; BERNSTEIN: Clarinet Sonata; GERSHWIN: Preludes for piano; I got rhythm, from Girl Crazy - Jon Manasse (cl), Jon Nakamatsu (pno) (Harmonia Mundi HMU 90 7508)