The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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    Aug 31: Monday’s Blue has a touch of da blues courtesy of Memphis Slim (see Blue Tunes below); a softer sound from Judy Collins; Montserrat Figueras sings a Berber lullaby; her son Ferran Savall sings his own; Pierre Bensusan(pictured) plays guitar; Tom Portman does too; Piano Concerto No 2 from Shostakovich; Anna Netrebko sings Dvorak; David Sylvian from Everything and Nothing; more from avant garde Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger; Mike Vass and his In The Wake of Neil Gunn; new from trad accordionist Martin Tourish; recent Mendelssohn Chamber recording by Mandelring Quartet; kora maestro Toumani Diabate; Savina Yannatou from recent ECM release; Seamus Begley sings an Irish song and Swiss jazz singer Rea Dubach re-invents an Irish tune; These and more with Carl starting at 10…

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 14 August 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    This week - 85 years after his death - we're featuring piano cycles by Czech composer, Leos Janácek; nightly performances by Andras Schiff, Leif Ove Andsnes and Lada Valesova.

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    August 31th - Sept 6: Memphis Slim

    Peter “Memphis Slim” Chatman was a blues pianist and singer who wrote enduring standards like “Everyday I Have The Blues”. He lived in France for the last 25 years of his life. In the week of the centenary of his birth, we’ll hear recordings made before and after he emigrated to Europe in 1963. He's our Blue Tunes feature

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