The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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    Coming up on Monday's programme...

    June 1. Eamonn sits in for Carl for the Bank Holiday and links a number of artists, composers and recordings that we've featured on the programme during the first half of 2015: Billie Holiday (pictured) and Ewan MacColl - both in their centenary years; Leo Brouwer, Brian Eno, Fazil Say, Enrique Granados, Joan Baez, Anouar Brahem, The Unthanks, Bob Dylan and the RTÉ lyric fm label, to name but a few.

    And we'll also hear a serenade for strings and a choral work by this week's featured composer, Edward Elgar (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 8 January 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Though Alexander Scriabin died at the age of 43, he wrote much of the 20th century's finest music for piano. Hear a selection of his preludes and études each night this week.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Edward Elgar: June 1st - 7th

    Edward Elgar is widely regarded as quintessentially English. He was born June 2nd 1857 in a small West Midlands village. His father, a music teacher had a music shop and tuned pianos. So Elgar had a great advantage of growing up in a thoroughly musical atmosphere. Most famous for his marches, we salute him this week, however, with some chamber music, song settings and selected orchestral works…  

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