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    Mar 30; On Monday's Blue we play a track from our featured album by Anuoar Brahem(see Blue Tunes, below); Jordi Savall (pictured) and his ensemble Hesperion XXI bridge the gap 'tween East and West; Debussy's Clair de Lune twice - the original followed by a jazzy interpretation; John Metcalfe from a forthcoming album; Jocelyn Pook is inspired by Edgar Allen Poe; singer songwriter Sarah McQuaid is inspired by St Francis of Assisi; jazz piano from the late Michael Garrick; more from Sufjan Stevens' new CD; Francis MacDonald is a drummer and sometime member of Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub - he's just released a CD of String Quartet arrangements - hear some tonight;.  For  these and lots more join Carl  at 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 26 March 2015


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    We feature self-taught composer Enrique Granados on the anniversary of his death in the English Channel - Julian Bream and Bill Evans among those performing his music.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Anuoar Brahem Souvenance;  March 30th- April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, Souvenance is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.


    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:05
      Title: Andalucia
      Composer: Granados, Enrique
      Performer(s): Andreja Malir (Harp)
      Performer(s): Andreja Malir (Harp)
      Album: Solo - Andreja Malir
      Duration: 3:33
    • 22:08
      Title: Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No. 1 - Movement I - Andante Sostenuto
      Composer: Bartok, Bela
      Performer(s): Gidon Kremer
      Performer(s): Gidon Kremer, Berliner Philharmoniker
      Album: Bartok: Concertos - Boulez: London Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Deutsche Grammophon, 477 7440
      Duration: 9:33
    • 22:20
      Title: Cathedrals
      Composer: Albarn, Damon
      Performer(s): Damon Albarn (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Damon Albarn (Vocals), Tony Allen (Drums), Madou Diabate (Kora), Simon Tong (Guitar) And Cast & Ensemble, Bbc Philharmonic Orchestra, Palace Voices
      Album: Dr. Dee : Damon Albarn, EMI/ parlophone, P9538932
      Duration: 3:00
    • 22:23
      Title: November 99
      Composer: Katché, Manu
      Performer(s): Manu Katché (Drums), Tomasz Stanko (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Manu Katché (Drums), Tomasz Stanko (Trumpet), Jan Garbarek (Tenor Sax), Marcin Wasilewski (Piano), Slawomir Kurkiewicz (Bass)
      Album: Neighbourhood (Recordno: ECM 1896 986 9815), ECM Records, ECM 1896 986 9815
      Duration: 6:02
    • 22:32
      Title: String Quartet No.3 (1st Movement) 1957 Award Montage
      Composer: Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Smith Quartet
      Album: Phillip Glass Complete String Quartets, Signum Classics, SIGCD117
      Duration: 4:07
    • 22:40
      Title: Seinn Alliliu
      Complete Work Name: Seinn Alliliu
      Composer: O'Suilleabhain, Micheal
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Cois Cladaigh Chamber Choir
      Album: Lux Aeterna, Cois Cladaigh, Cclcd001
      Duration: 6:21
    • 22:47
      Title: Rondeau Champetre
      Composer: Marais, Marin
      Performer(s): Jordi Savall (Viola Da Gamba)
      Performer(s): Jordi Savall (Viola Da Gamba), Rolf Lislevand (Lute) P.Pierlot
      Album: Harmonie Universelle 2, Aliavox, AV9839
      Duration: 3:30
    • 22:52
      Title: Penselstrok
      Composer: Johansen / Moe
      Performer(s): Arianna Savall (Gothic Harp, Italian Triple Harp), Petter Udland Johansen (Voice, Hardingfele, Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Arianna Savall (Gothic Harp, Italian Triple Harp), Petter Udland Johansen (Voice, Hardingfele, Mandolin), Sveinung Lilleheier (Guitar, Dobro, Voice), Miguel Angel Cordero (Dbl Bass, Voice), David Mayoral (Percussion)
      Album: Hirundo Maris, ECM, ECM New Series 2227 278 4395
      Duration: 5:19
    • 22:57
      Title: Shepherd
      Composer: Mitchell, Anais
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Vocals, Guitar), Chris Thile (Mandolin), Andrew Berger (Drums), Todd Sickafoose (Piano, Electric And Acoustic Bass), Brandon Seabrook (Banjo, Electric Guitar, Tape Noise)
      Album: Anais Mitchell: Young Man in America, Wilderland Records, Promo Copy
      Duration: 5:33
    • 23:04
      Title: When I Look In Your Eyes
      Composer: L Bricusse
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocal), Gordon Beck (Keyboards)
      Album: No Tears, No Goodbyes, Owl, OWL038CD
      Duration: 6:48
    • 23:11
      Title: Skylark
      Composer: Carmichael, Hoagy/Mercer, Johnny
      Performer(s): Lionel Loueké (Guitar, Voice)
      Performer(s): Lionel Loueké (Guitar, Voice), Massimo Bolcati (Bass), Ferenc Nemeth (Drums)
      Album: Lionel Loueke - Karibu, Blue Note / EMI, 5099950246526
      Duration: 6:47
    • 23:30
      Title: Sugar To Sea Lion
      Composer: Murphy, K. / Haugh, T.
      Performer(s): Kevin Murphy (Cello, Double Bass, Tenor Viol)
      Performer(s): Kevin Murphy (Cello, Double Bass, Tenor Viol), Thomas Haugh (Zithers, Ukelin, Percussion)
      Album: Melting Cavalry - Seti The First, Independent,
      Duration: 4:33
    • 23:34
      Title: Raindrops
      Composer: Hayes/Leslie
      Performer(s): Tommy Hayes(Thumb Piano/Per );
      Performer(s): Tommy Hayes(Thumb Piano/Per );, Brendan O'Regan (Mandolin), Ian Leslie (Piano); Sarah Roche (Vcls), Neil Martin (Cello); Isaac Hayes (Bass)
      Album: Almost Home, Hayes/Leslie, OPP4
      Duration: 4:24
    • 23:41
      Title: Gentle Star
      Composer: Inni-K
      Performer(s): Inni-K
      Performer(s): Inni-K
      Album: The King Has Two Horse's Ears, Green Willow Records
      Duration: 3:00
    • 23:45
      Title: Air Summer Is Coming (Bunting Collection)
      Composer: Trad Arr Begley Mckay Stout
      Performer(s): Brendan Begley, Caitriona Mckay And Chris Stout
      Performer(s): Brendan Begley, Caitriona Mckay And Chris Stout
      Album: Begley McKay Stout, MSM, MSM003 CD
      Duration: 4:24
    • 23:51
      Title: Little Bird
      Composer: Edey, Tim
      Performer(s): Tim Edey ( Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tim Edey ( Guitar), Sharon Shannon, (Accordion, Whistle)
      Album: The Collective, Gnatbite
      Duration: 4:16
    • 23:56
      Title: Words
      Composer: Brun
      Performer(s): Ane Brun
      Performer(s): Ane Brun
      Album: It All Starts With One, Balloon Ranger Recordings, DEMCD12
      Duration: 4:19
    • 00:02
      Title: Cello Sonata In A (4th Movement) Allegretto Poco Mosso
      Composer: Franck, Cesar
      Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
      Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
      Album: Jacquline Du Pre: A Cello Recital (Recordno: Hmv5731822), Emi, Hmv5731822
      Duration: 6:52
    • 00:08
      Title: Salve Regina
      Composer: Gregorian Antiphon
      Performer(s): Vox Clamantis
      Performer(s): Vox Clamantis
      Album: Filia Sion - Vox Clamantis, ECM, ECM New Series 2244 476 4499
      Duration: 2:52
    • 00:11
      Title: Diaraby
      Composer: Ali Farka Toure
      Performer(s): Ali Farka Toure (Guitar/ Vocal)
      Performer(s): Ali Farka Toure (Guitar/ Vocal), Ry Cooder (Guitar), Asco
      Album: Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder: Talking Timbuktu, World Circuit, ECD 040
      Duration: 7:26
    • 00:19
      Title: Kfar
      Composer: Vieux Farka Toure/ Idan Raichel
      Performer(s): Vieux Farka Toure (Guitar), Idan Raichel (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vieux Farka Toure (Guitar), Idan Raichel (Piano), Ossi Fine (Bass0, Souleymane Kane (Calabash)
      Album: The Toure-Raichel Collective, Cumbancha, CMB-CD-22
      Duration: 4:26
    • 00:26
      Title: Tunis At Dawn
      Composer: Brahem, Anouar
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud)
      Performer(s): Francois Couturier (Piano), Klaus Gesing (Bass Clarinet), Bjorn Meyer (Bass), Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana
      Album: Souvenance - Music for oud, quartet and string orchestra (2-CD), ECM Records, ECM 2423/24
      Duration: 6:42
    • 00:32
      Title: Death With Dignity
      Composer: Stevens, Sufjan
      Performer(s): Sufjan Stevens (Vocals/ Instruments
      Performer(s): Thomas Bartlett(Piano); Laura Veirs (Vocals)
      Album: Carrie and Lowell
      Duration: 3:59
    • 00:38
      Title: Quejas, O La Maja El Ruisenor
      Composer: Granados, Enrique
      Performer(s): Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
      Performer(s): Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
      Album: Goyescas, Hyperion, CDA67846
      Duration: 6:23
    • 00:45
      Title: Lament
      Composer: Johnson, J.J.
      Performer(s): Tom Rizzo (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tom Rizzo (Guitar), Bob Sheppard (Sax), Bob Summers (Tpt), Richard Eames (P), Tom Warrington (B), Joe La Barbera (D)
      Album: Imaginary Numbers, Origin Records, 82570
      Duration: 5:32
    • 00:50
      Title: Short Song
      Composer: Enright, Marlene
      Performer(s): The Hard Ground
      Performer(s): The Hard Ground
      Album: Triptych, Rainbow Rain, RRRPM0008
      Duration: 2:23
    • 00:54
      Title: Lullaby For Natalie
      Composer: Corigliano, John
      Performer(s): Anne Akika Meyers (Violin)
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: The American Masters, e-one
      Duration: 5:17

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