The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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    Carl, Eamonn and the backroom team would like to wish all our listeners and contributors (musicians, composers, etc) a very Happy Christmas... and a prosperous 2015!!

    Coming up over the Christmas period...

    An automated Eamonn links the music for the next 2 nights. He'll be back live, as usual, come Friday night...

    Dec 24. Our Christmas Eve edition includes a tango by Isaac Albéniz; the late Charlie Haden from a 2014 duet with old sparring partner Keith Jarrett; Charles Brown’s perennial favourite; the slow movement from a string quartet by Adrian Williams; Laurence Hobgood’s reading of “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” (in all 12 keys); more ambient collaborations by Theo Travis and Robert Fripp; samples from 3 newly re-mastered Howard Shore movie soundtracks; and Catriona O’Leary (see BLUE TUNES, below) with Donal Lunny. Note a start-time of 10:20pm (approx)...

    Dec 25. Christmas Day shall draw to a gentle close with the slow movement of Schumann’s String Quartet in F Major; some Corsican chant; singers Ane Brun, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Sandra O’Neill, Kate McGarry and Jimmy Webb; more recent offerings by Caitriona O’Leary and Chamber Choir Ireland (see BLUE TUNES, below); guitarist Antoine Berthiaume (pictured, right); Irish guitarist John O’Shea; an interpretation of Poulenc’s music by cellist Anne Gastinel; new Danish folk from Trio Mio; Danish jazz pianist Thomas Clausen, playing a melody which dates from the late 18th century; Francois Couturier’s re-invention of a Pergolesi piece from the early 18th century; and Elgar’s “Serenade For Strings”. Join Eamonn just after 10:30pm...

     

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 24 February 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Richard Strauss - not his operas but his songs and sonatas - in the Blue Tunes spotlight all this week including his Four Last Songs

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    "The Wexord Carols" - Caitriona O'Leary et al, and Chamber Choir Ireland: December 22nd - 28th

    Two new Irish releases are under the Christmas Week spotlight; Traditional Carols from the Old and New World by Chamber Choir Ireland (directed by Paul Hillier); and Heresy Records' "The Wexford Carols" - Dulra's Caitriona O'Leary joined by Tom Jones, Roseanne Cash and Rhiannon Giddens for this Joe Henry production. Blue guarantees an eclectic, cool Yule...

     

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:00
      Title: The Beardless Boy
      Composer: Philip Hammond
      Performer(s): Hammond, Philip
      Performer(s): Hammond, Philip
      Duration: 3:24
    • 22:04
      Title: Song For Athene
      Performer(s): Taverner, John
      Performer(s): Taverner, John
      Duration: 6:22
    • 22:10
      Title: Queste Lagrime E Sospiri (Singing The Part Of Salome)
      Performer(s): Stradella, Alessandro
      Performer(s): Stradella, Alessandro
      Duration: 4:57
    • 22:16
      Title: Sinfonia For Violincello
      Performer(s): Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista
      Performer(s): Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:27
      Title: Triers Not Fliers
      Performer(s): Kelehan, Noel
      Performer(s): Kelehan, Noel
      Duration: 9:15
    • 22:37
      Title: Flight Of Fancy
      Performer(s): Whelan, Sean
      Performer(s): Whelan, Sean
      Duration: 4:41
    • 22:42
      Title: Grigio
      Performer(s): Turrisi, Francesco
      Performer(s): Turrisi, Francesco
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:49
      Title: An Cóitín Dearg (5th Movement) - No.4 Romance
      Performer(s): Fleischmann, Aloys
      Performer(s): Fleischmann, Aloys
      Duration: 4:48
    • 22:54
      Title: Von Den Stricken Meiner Sunden
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Duration: 6:58
    • 23:02
      Title: Gitti De Gitti
      Performer(s): Ohran Gencebay
      Performer(s): Ohran Gencebay
      Duration: 5:38
    • 23:08
      Title: Bratacha Dubha
      Performer(s): Gallagher, Rory
      Performer(s): Gallagher, Rory
      Duration: 3:14
    • 23:11
      Title: Sad February
      Performer(s): Miles, Graeme
      Performer(s): Miles, Graeme
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:17
      Title: Blues In The Dark
      Performer(s): Basie / Rushing
      Performer(s): Basie / Rushing
      Duration: 4:57
    • 23:22
      Title: Day Dream
      Performer(s): Strayhorn / Ellington
      Performer(s): Strayhorn / Ellington
      Duration: 4:34
    • 23:28
      Title: Tourbillon
      Performer(s): Kent, Julia
      Performer(s): Kent, Julia
      Duration: 3:31
    • 23:31
      Title: Disgrace
      Performer(s): Jain, Essie
      Performer(s): Jain, Essie
      Duration: 3:12
    • 23:35
      Title: Horn Concerto No.2 In E Flat(2nd Movement) Andante Con Moto
      Performer(s): Strauss, Richard
      Performer(s): Strauss, Richard
      Duration: 5:42
    • 23:41
      Title: Wiegenlied
      Performer(s): Strauss, Richard
      Performer(s): Strauss, Richard
      Duration: 3:51
    • 23:45
      Title: On Staddon Heights
      Performer(s): Surman, John
      Performer(s): Surman, John
      Duration: 7:49
    • 23:53
      Title: Saudade
      Performer(s): Valent / Surman / Stubbs
      Performer(s): Valent / Surman / Stubbs
      Duration: 6:33
    • 00:05
      Title: Cello Suite No.4 In Bb Major - I: Prelude
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Duration: 4:30
    • 00:10
      Title: Allegro
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Duration: 6:18
    • 00:17
      Title: My Wild Irish Rose
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 5:36
    • 00:22
      Title: Voices Of My Home
      Performer(s): Alperin, Mischa
      Performer(s): Alperin, Mischa
      Duration: 6:55
    • 00:30
      Title: God Only Knows
      Performer(s): Wilson, Brian
      Performer(s): Wilson, Brian
      Duration: 3:34
    • 00:33
      Title: Okonkole Y Trompa
      Performer(s): Pastorius/Alias
      Performer(s): Pastorius/Alias
      Duration: 4:40
    • 00:38
      Title: Dreamland
      Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni
      Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni
      Duration: 4:53
    • 00:44
      Title: Cello Concerto In A Minor (2nd Movement)
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Duration: 4:48
    • 00:49
      Title: Sharakan In Three Parts
      Performer(s): Siunetsi
      Performer(s): Siunetsi
      Duration: 4:43

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