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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 15 May 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Each night this week, we featuring recordings by the innovative Kronos Quartet, a string quartet that has made more than 50 albums in a 40 year career.

    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

    • 22:04
      Title: Tres Hermanicas Eran
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Savina Yannatou (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Savina Yannatou (Vocal), Primavera En Salonico
      Album: Terra Nostra, ECM, 067 172-2
      Duration: 5:16
    • 22:06
      Title: Prelude In G Sharp Minor, Op.32 No.12
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Jorge Bolet (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jorge Bolet (Piano)
      Album: Jorge Bolet The Romantic Virtuoso (Recordno: 4782471) ~~ PD OB, Decca, 4782471
      Duration: 2:56
    • 22:09
      Title: Capona-Sferraina
      Composer: Kapsberger, Giovanni Girolamo
      Performer(s): Rolf Lislevand (Theorbo)
      Performer(s): Rolf Lislevand (Theorbo)
      Album: Kapsberger: Libro Quarto D'Intavolatura Di Chitarone ~~ H666102, Astree, E8515
      Duration: 3:19
    • 22:14
      Title: Bill -- Not Available
      Composer: Orton
      Performer(s): Mark Orton (Dobro)
      Performer(s): Mark Orton (Dobro), Rob Burger (Accordian), Carla Kihlsetdt (Violin)
      Album: Tin Hat Trio: The Rodeo Eroded (Recordno: RCD16016), Ropeadope, RCD16016
      Duration: 5:03
    • 22:19
      Title: Flicker
      Composer: Kent, Julia
      Performer(s): Julia Kent (Cello, Programming)
      Performer(s): Julia Kent (Cello, Programming)
      Album: Julia Kent: Character, Leaf, LC 12877
      Duration: 3:39
    • 22:25
      Title: Danny Boy
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet, La Mystère Des Voix Bulgares
      Album: A Thousand Thoughts, Nonesuch 536952, 536952
      Duration: 7:14
    • 22:34
      Title: Piano Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor Op. 23 - Movement Ii - Andantino Semplice
      Complete Work Name: Piano Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor Op. 23
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Great Piano Concertos - Vladimir Ashkenazy - Disk 4, Decca, 473 605-2
      Duration: 6:45
    • 22:40
      Title: Agnus Dei -- Mass For Four Voices
      Composer: Monteverdi, Claudio
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Margaret Phillips (Organ), The Sixteen
      Album: Monteveri Masses and Motets, Helios, CDH55145
      Duration: 3:07
    • 22:45
      Title: Willow Weep For Me -- Not Available
      Composer: Ronnell, Ann
      Performer(s): Sarah Vaughan (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Sarah Vaughan (Vocals), Jimmy Jones (Piano), Richard Davis (Bass), Roy Haynes (Drums)
      Album: Sarah Vaughan At Mister Kelly's, EmArcy, 832 791-2
      Duration: 5:16
    • 22:50
      Title: It's A Raggy Waltz
      Composer: Brubeck, Dave
      Performer(s): Dave Brubeck Quartet
      Performer(s): Dave Brubeck Quartet, Paul Desmond (Alto Sax), Eugene Wright (Bass), Joe Morello (Drums)
      Album: Dave Brubeck: Greatest Hits
      Duration: 5:12
    • 22:57
      Title: Nefertiti
      Composer: Shorter, Wayne
      Performer(s): Miles Davis (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Miles Davis (Trumpet), Wayne Shorter (Tenor Sax). Herbie Hancock (Piano), Ron Carter (Bass), Tony Williams (Drums)
      Album: Nefertiti, Columbia / Legacy, CK 65681
      Duration: 7:53
    • 23:05
      Title: My Guess --
      Composer: Kinsella, Lauren
      Performer(s): Thought-Fox
      Performer(s): Thought-Fox, Lauren Kinsella (Vocals); Colm O'Hara (Trombone); Tom Gibbs (Piano); Mick Coady(Bass); Simon Roth (Drums)
      Album: My Guess, Diatribe Records, DIACD013
      Duration: 6:22
    • 23:14
      Title: Armonias Del Romañe
      Composer: Torres, Jose Fernandez
      Performer(s): Tomatito (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tomatito (Guitar), Tomatito
      Album: Nuevo Flamenco, Nascente, NSCD014
      Duration: 3:47
    • 23:18
      Title: La Dama De Mallorca
      Composer: Trad Arr No Crows
      Performer(s): No Crows
      Performer(s): No Crows
      Album: Waiting for the Tide, WHRL, WHRL 0016
      Duration: 5:19
    • 23:23
      Title: Mienteme Bien
      Performer(s): Buika
      Performer(s): Buika
      Album: Niña de Fuego
      Duration: 6:06
    • 23:31
      Title: Ihr Habt Nun Traurigkeit
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Lynne Dawson (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Lynne Dawson (Soprano), London Classical Players, Schütz Choir Of London
      Album: Brahms: A German Requiem, EMI, 077775465822
      Duration: 6:30
    • 23:37
      Title: String Quartet In C Minor Op. 51 No. 1 - Movement Ii - Romanze: Poco Adagio
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): William Preucil (Vl), Peter Salaff (Vl), James Dunham (Vla), Paul Katz (Vlc), Cleveland Quartet
      Album: Brahms: String Quartets Op. 51 Nos. 1 and 2 - Cleveland Quartet, Telarc, CD-80346
      Duration: 7:12
    • 23:45
      Title: Her Anxiety
      Composer: Dennehy, Donncha
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), Crash Ensemble
      Album: Gra agus Bas, Nonesuch, 7559-79772-7
      Duration: 5:45
    • 23:51
      Title: The Wild Swans At Coole
      Composer: Yeats / Tobin
      Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals)
      Album: Sailing To Byzantium - Christine Tobin (Recordno: TBR02), Trail Belle Records, TBR02
      Duration: 6:47
    • 00:01
      Title: April's Fool
      Composer: Trad Arr Jack Talty/Neil O'Loghlen
      Performer(s): Ensemble Eriu; Jack Talty (Concertinas/Electronics); Neil O'Loghlen (Bas
      Performer(s): Ensemble Eriu; Jack Talty (Concertinas/Electronics); Neil O'Loghlen (Bas, Mattehw Berrill(Clarinet); Mathew Jacobson (Percus, Patrick Groenland (Guitar); Sam Perkin(Keys); Co
      Album: Ensemble Eriu -- RRCD004, Raelach Records, RRCD004
      Duration: 5:37
    • 00:17
      Title: Into The Night
      Composer: Badalamenti, Angelo / Lynch, David
      Performer(s): Julee Cruise (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Julee Cruise (Vocals), Angelo Badalamenti (Synth/Piano)
      Album: Music From Twin Peaks, Warner Bros, 7599-26316-2
      Duration: 4:44
    • 00:22
      Title: Piano Abg
      Composer: Mcbride, Brian
      Performer(s): Brian Mcbride (Piano, Guitar, Treatments)
      Performer(s): Brian Mcbride (Piano, Guitar, Treatments)
      Album: When the Detail Lost Its Freedom, Kranky, KRANK 088
      Duration: 4:33
    • 00:27
      Title: Over The Sea To Skye
      Composer: Machale, Simon(Music); Robert Louis Stevenson
      Performer(s): Simon Mchale (Vocals, Programming; Guitars, Keys)
      Performer(s): Simon Mchale (Vocals, Programming; Guitars, Keys), Annette Buckley (Vocals); Sinead O'Halloran (Cello); John Machale (Drums)
      Album: Let Down Those Old Defences, Eire Supply, Eire Supply
      Duration: 3:08
    • 00:30
      Title: Josefin's Waltz
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Alisdair Fraser (Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Alisdair Fraser (Fiddle), Natalie Haas (Cello)
      Album: Fire And Grace (Recordno: Cul121) ~~ R400903, Culburnie, Cul121
      Duration: 4:11
    • 00:35
      Title: Si Dormiero
      Composer: Isaac, Heinrich
      Performer(s): Frans Bruggen (Recorder), Kees Boeke (Recorder, Viola Da Gamba), Walter Van Hauwe (Recorder)
      Performer(s): Frans Bruggen (Recorder), Kees Boeke (Recorder, Viola Da Gamba), Walter Van Hauwe (Recorder), Isabel Álvarez (Voice), Toyohiko Satoh (Lute)
      Album: The Passion Of Reason - Sour Cream (2-CD) (Recordno: GCD P31102), Glossa, GCD P31102
      Duration: 4:49
    • 00:40
      Title: Flugufrelsarinn (Kronos Version)
      Composer: Sigur Ros
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet, Kronos Quartet
      Album: Plays Sigur Rós - Single, Nonesuch, B001BNG7R0
      Duration: 8:26
    • 00:51
      Title: Cradle Song -- Kinderlight
      Composer: York, Andrew
      Performer(s): Andrew York (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Andrew York (Guitar)
      Album: Andrew York: Hauser Sessions, Majian Music, MM001CD
      Duration: 3:23
    • 00:56
      Title: Terrafirma
      Composer: Kennedy, Karac
      Performer(s): Karac Kennedy (Vocals/Guitar/Electronics)
      Performer(s): Karac Kennedy (Vocals/Guitar/Electronics)
      Album: Defiance ~~ PD CC, Self Released
      Duration: 3:49

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