The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 7 May 2014

This week on Blue ...

An interesting collaboration between British tenor Ian Bostridge and Chinese guitarist Xuafei Yang(pictured) is the focus of Carl's attention this week on Blue.  The album is the debut release from Globe Music, a new label releasing recordings from Shakespeare's Globe's indoor theatre.  You'll hear songs by Dowland and Schubert along with folk tunes from the Ming Dynasty and new commissions by Stephen Goss and Chen Yi.  Songs from our Ancestors is the featured CD on Blue of the Night this week.

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Californian cellist Natalie Haas and Donegal native Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh are on an Irish tour this month and on the radio all this week on Blue

On Wednesday...

Carl was joined by the Barnsley Nightingale, Kate Rusby for a Blue Room Session. Accompanied by Damien O'Kane, she sang a few songs from her latest album 'Life in a Paper Boat' and chatted with Carl about her musical life. 

Carl with Kate Rusby and Damien O'Kane

Music Played on the Show


Title: Con Le Stelle In Ciel

Composer: Marini, Biagio

Performer(s): Magdalena Kozena (Soprano), Private Musicke

Album: Lettere Amorose - Magdalena Kozena /Private Musicke /Pierre Pitzl Deutsche Grammophon 4778764

Duration: 4:22


Title: Sonata In D Major, D 384 (Andante)

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Gil Shaham (Violin), Goran Sollscher (Guitar)

Album: Love Moods DG 474 802-2

Duration: 5:18


Title: Insensiblement

Composer: Misraki, Paul

Performer(s): Evan Christopher (Clarinets), Dave Blenkhorn (Guitar), Dave Kelbie (Guitar), Sebastien Girardot (Double Bass)

Album: Django a la Creole lejazzetal LJCD09

Duration: 5:40


Title: Je Voudrais

Composer: Ithier, Hubert

Performer(s): Imani Winds, Imani Winds, Rene Marie (Vocals), Joseph Tompkins (Percussion)

Album: Josephine Baker - A Life of le Jazz Hot! KOCH International Classics KIC-CD-7696

Duration: 3:24


Title: I'Ll Remember April -- Not Available

Composer: De Paul/Johnston/Raye

Performer(s): Artie Shaw (Clarinet), Artie Shaw And His Orchestra

Album: Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw GRP Records 0599532

Duration: 3:16


Title: Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa'

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): Alisdair Fraser (Fiddle), Natalie Haas (Cello)

Album: Highlander's Farewell: Alsdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Culburnie Records CUL 123D

Duration: 5:09


Title: Seolta Geala

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Altan, Jim Higgins (Bodhran)

Album: Gleann Nimhe - The Poison Glen Compass 7 4571 2

Duration: 3:59


Title: Far-Fhuadach A'Chlarsair (The Harper's Dismissel)

Composer: Morison, Roderick

Performer(s): Olov Johansson (Nyckelharpa), Catriona Mckay (Harp)

Album: Olov Johansson & Catriona McKay: Foogy Olov Johansson Musik OJM009

Duration: 4:28


Title: Algiers La Blanche

Composer: Halferty, Tommy

Performer(s): Tommy Halferty Trio, Tommy Halferty (Guitar); Kevin Brady (Drums); Dave Fleming (Bass)

Album: Burkina Self Release N/A

Duration: 7:58


Title: False Persona

Composer: Parkinson, Niamh

Performer(s): I Am Niamh (Vocals, Cello, Piano), Keith Lawless (Guitars,Bass, Percussion); William Parkinson (Drums)

Album: I Am Niamh Self Released EP i am niamh

Duration: 3:55


Title: Short And Sweet

Composer: Spalding, Esperanza

Performer(s): Esperenza Spalding (Bass/ Vocal), Entcho Todorov (Vln), Lois Martin (Vla), Dave Eggar (Cello), Leo Genovese (Piano, Rhodes, Melodica), Terri Lyne Carrington (Drums), Quintino Cinalli (Perc)

Album: Chamber Music Society Heads Up International HUI-31810-02

Duration: 5:52


Title: Nocturne In E Minor Op.72/1

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)

Album: Vladimir Horowitz - The Complete Masterworks Recordings Vol III Sony Classical SK53461

Duration: 4:49


Title: Horizon Variations

Composer: Richter, Max

Performer(s): Max Richter, Tilda Swinton (Reader)

Album: The Blue Notebooks Fat Cat Records CD13-04

Duration: 1:52


Title: The Heart Asks Pleasure First -- Not Available

Composer: Nyman, Michael

Performer(s): Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)

Album: Classic Love at the Movies ~~ PD OB Decca 4783015

Duration: 2:15


Title: Recercada Quarta Sobre La Folia

Composer: Ortiz, Diego

Performer(s): Jordi Savall (Viola De Gamba), Rolf Lislevand (Vihuela)

Album: La Folia -- Av9805 ~~ G345402 Alia Vox Av9805

Duration: 1:30


Title: Cuba Street

Composer: Metcalfe, John

Performer(s): John Metcalfe (Guitar)

Album: John Metcalfe: Scorching Bay (Recordno: Bbm1082/1) ~~ H737009 Black Box Bbm1082/1

Duration: 6:25


Title: Littel Mite

Composer: Hession, Ronán

Performer(s): Mumblin' Deaf Ro (Guitar/Vocals), Donnchadh Hoey (Guitar); Conor Rapple (Bass); Joss Moorkens (Drums)

Album: Dictionary Crimes Popical Island PI 515

Duration: 4:14


Title: The Cosy Eye

Composer: Lee, Eddie

Performer(s): No Crows

Album: Waiting for the Tide WHRL WHRL 0016

Duration: 4:58


Title: Timeline

Composer: Ferrante, Russell

Performer(s): The Yellowjackets, Russell Ferrante(Piano); Jimmy Haslip(Bass); Bob Mintzer(Saxes/Clar); Will Kennedy(Drums)

Album: Timeline (Recordno: MAC1058) Mack Avenue Records MAC1058

Duration: 5:11


Title: Piano Concerto In F Minor Op 114 (2nd Movement) Largo Con Gran Espressione

Composer: Reger, Max

Performer(s): Marc-Andre Hamelin (Piano), Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Album: Reger Piano concerto in F Minor - Strauss Burleske Hyperion CDA67635

Duration: 10:19


Title: Afterwards

Composer: Lord, Jon

Performer(s): Jermey Irons (Voice Of John Mortimer), Jon Lord (Piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Album: Jon Lord: To Notice Such Things Avie AV2190

Duration: 3:01


Title: Alexandra Leaving

Composer: Cohen/robinson

Performer(s): Leonard Cohen

Album: Ten New Songs Columbia 5012022

Duration: 5:20


Title: Isla

Composer: Towner/Abercrombie

Performer(s): Ralph Towner (12 String); John Abercrombie (Electric Guitar)

Album: RE: Solutions ECM Reissues 2014 ECM Sampler ECM Sampler

Duration: 6:25


Title: Leaving

Composer: Abe, Daisuke

Performer(s): Gretchen Parlato (Vocal), Daisuke Abe (Guitar)

Album: On My Way Back Home Nagel Heyer NH 2061

Duration: 6:05


Title: Guitar Quintet No.4 In D G448 (4th Movement) Fandango

Composer: Boccherini, Luigi

Performer(s): Norbert Kraft (Guitar), Bonnie Silver (Harpsichord)

Album: Music for Guitar and Harpsichord (Recordno: 8937) Chandos 8937

Duration: 4:54


Title: Mondnacht -- Not Available

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)

Album: Schumann: Lieder - Bonney / Ashkenazy Decca 4528981840

Duration: 3:47


Title: Waldrid, On His Arrival At The Gates Of Paradise

Composer: MacMillan, James

Performer(s): Simon Mulligan (Piano)

Album: A Different World; The Music of James MacMillan Estile Records 84501 43002

Duration: 3:06


Title: Strange Fruit -- Not Available

Composer: Allan, L

Performer(s): John Martyn (Vocal), Spencer Cozens (Piano)

Album: John Martyn: The Church with One Bell Independiente ISOM 3CD

Duration: 4:03


Title: Moonpie

Composer: Ballamy / Stronen / Fennesz / Molvaer

Performer(s): Thomas Stroenen (Drums, Percussion, Electronics), Iain Ballamy (Saxophones, Electronics), Christian Fennesz (Guitars, Electronics), Nils Petter Molvaer (Trumpet)

Album: Mercurial Balm - Food (Recordno: ECM 2269 370 9440) ECM Records ECM 2269 370 9440

Duration: 4:33


Title: Spinning Centers

Composer: Wolfe, Chelsea

Performer(s): Chelsea Wolfe (Guitar/Vocals), Ben Chisolm (Drums)

Album: Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs Sargent House SHO90

Duration: 3:09


Title: Gardermoen

Composer: Kent, Julia

Performer(s): Julia Kent (Cello)

Album: Delay (Recordno: Shayo012) Shayo Shayo012

Duration: 4:10


Title: Nocturne In C Sharp Minor Op.19/4

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Maria Kliegel (Cello), Rté National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations ~~ CDG02688 Naxos 8.550519

Duration: 4:54



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

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