The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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    Coming up on Monday's programme...

    Dec 22. Carl will be spending some quality time at home for the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, Eamonn continues to pace the selections - and himself - during these early stages of his marathon Christmas run.

    Tonight, we'll hear a sample from a new CD of Schumann string quartets; recent Chick Corea; a poem by Tom Kettle - an Irishman who died at the Somme - put to music by Colin Mawby; folk duo The Hut People; part of a cello sonata by Charles Alkan; Kate Bush, from "Directors' Cut"; 2 new seasonal recordings by Irish artists (see Blue Tunes below) including one from Caitriona O'Leary with Tom Jones; the ambient electric guitar of Eivind Aarset (pictured, © Salvatore Bosco); a "stretched out" Kate Rusby; Laurent Lefrancois' re-invention of a Frescobaldi toccata; folk artist Jackson C. Frank; jazz musician/composer/bandleader Sean Jones; a divertimento by Stravinsky; and a reduction of Stravinsky's "The Rite Of Spring" for two piano-players. 

    Please note: a slightly delayed commencement anticipated tonight - start-time of no later  than 10:10pm...

     

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 2 June 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Berlin-based Agnes Obel is from Denmark originally. This week, we feature songs and instrumentals from the 2 albums she's recorded to date, including the late 2013 release Aventine

    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

    • 22:11
      Title: Piano Concerto No.1 In D Flat, 2nd Movement Andante Assai
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: The Sound of Vladimir Ashkenazy, Classicfm, CFMGA06
      Duration: 4:39
    • 22:22
      Title: Can't We Be Friends?
      Composer: Swift / James
      Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocals), Louis Armstrong (Vocals, Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocals), Louis Armstrong (Vocals, Trumpet), Oscar Peterson (Piano), Herb Ellis (Guitar), Ray Brown (Bass), Buddy Rich (Drums)
      Album: Ella And Louis (Recordno: 825 373-2), Verve, 825 373-2
      Duration: 3:48
    • 22:31
      Title: A Man Needs A Maid
      Composer: Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Harvest, Reprise, 7599-27239-2
      Duration: 4:05
    • 22:35
      Title: After The Goldrush
      Composer: Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Patti Smith (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Patti Smith (Vocals)
      Album: Banga, Columbia, 88697222175
      Duration: 4:10
    • 22:39
      Title: Find The Cost Of Freedom
      Composer: Stills, Stephen
      Performer(s): Stephen Stills
      Performer(s): Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Neil Young
      Album: So Far - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Atlantic, 7567-82648-2
      Duration: 2:01
    • 22:43
      Title: Piano Quintet In G Minor (2nd Movement)
      Composer: Suk, Josef
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Nash Ensemble
      Album: Josef Suk Piano Quartet, Four Pieces & Piano Quintet (Recordno: Cda67448) ~~ H743009, Hyperion, Cda67448
      Duration: 9:55
    • 22:54
      Title: Blues In Blueprint
      Composer: Ellington, Duke
      Performer(s): Harry Carney (Bass Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Harry Carney (Bass Clarinet), Ray Nance (Trumpet), Duke Ellington Orchestra
      Album: Blues In Orbit, Columbia / Legacy, 512915 2
      Duration: 3:43
    • 23:03
      Title: Milonga Del Angel -- Milonga Del Angel
      Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Nestor Marconi, Frank Corless, Edwin Barker
      Album: Yo-Yo Ma - Soul of the Tango - The Music of Astor Piazzolla, Sony Classical, SK 63122
      Duration: 6:40
    • 23:10
      Title: Martha
      Composer: Waits, Tom
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)
      Album: Asylum Years ~~ B21755c, WEA, 7559604942
      Duration: 4:29
    • 23:14
      Title: Homage To Greene
      Composer: Aarset, Eivind
      Performer(s): Eivind Aarset (Guitars, Loops)
      Performer(s): Eivind Aarset (Guitars, Loops), Jan Bang (Samples, Programming)
      Album: Dream Logic (Recordno: ECM 2301 371 3657), ECM Records, ECM 2301 371 3657
      Duration: 5:30
    • 23:21
      Title: Symphony No.1 In B Minor (2nd Movement) Andante Sostenuto
      Composer: Lyapunov, Sergei
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Moscow State Symphony
      Album: Sergei Lyapunov - Symphony No.1, Olympia, OCD 519
      Duration: 11:15
    • 23:33
      Title: Rainbow Over Sligo
      Composer: Wickham, Steve; Stonier, Nigel
      Performer(s): No Crows
      Performer(s): No Crows, Steve Wickham
      Album: Waiting for the Tide, WHRL, WHRL 0016
      Duration: 3:36
    • 23:37
      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
    • 23:41
      Title: Let The Slave / The Price
      Composer: Blake / Westbrook
      Performer(s): Phil Minton (Voice), Mike Westbrook (Piano, Recitation)
      Performer(s): Phil Minton (Voice), Mike Westbrook (Piano, Recitation), Mike Westbrook Brass Band, The Senior Girls Choir Of Blackheath Conservatoire
      Album: Glad Day - Settings of William Blake, Enja Records, ENJ-9376 2
      Duration: 11:28
    • 23:53
      Title: Old And Lost Rivers
      Composer: Picker, Tobias
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: American Barbecue, Sony Music, A 92988
      Duration: 4:38
    • 23:58
      Title: Hawthorn (Slow Movement)
      Composer: Sackman, Nicholas
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bbc Symphony Orchestra
      Album: A Round-Up Of NMC (Sampler), NMC, NMC D051
      Duration: 5:21
    • 00:03
      Title: Down By The Sally Gardens -- Not Available
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Members Of The City Of London Sinfonia, Cambridge Singers
      Album: The Lark In The Clear Air ~~ C434504, Collegium, Colcd120
      Duration: 2:50
    • 00:07
      Title: Hollow Point
      Composer: Wood, Chris
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Guitar/Vocals), Andy Gangadeen(Drums); Robert Jarvis (Trombone); Barney Morse Brown(Cello)
      Album: Handmade Life, English Accoustic Collective, RUFCD012
      Duration: 7:28
    • 00:15
      Title: What's New?
      Composer: Burke/ Haggart
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocal), Clifford Brown (Trumpet)
      Album: Gil Evans & Clifford Brown, Emarcy, 8382922
      Duration: 5:00
    • 00:26
      Title: Nocturne No. 11 In F Sharp Minor Op. 104 No. 1
      Composer: Faure, Gabriel
      Performer(s): Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
      Album: Faure: Piano Music complete - Jean-Philippe Collard - Disk 1, Brilliant Classics, 93007
      Duration: 4:24
    • 00:30
      Title: La Catedral - Movement I - Preludio (Saudade)
      Performer(s): Barrios-Mangore, Agustin
      Performer(s): David Russell (Guitar)
      Album: Music Of Barrios - David Russell, Telrac, CD-80373
      Duration: 2:04
    • 00:44
      Title: England Has My Man
      Composer: O'Neill, Lisa
      Performer(s): Lisa O'Neill (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Lisa O'Neill (Guitar/Vocals), Mossy Nolan (Guitar,Bouzouki); David Kitt (Various Instruments/Vocals)
      Album: Same Cloth Or Not, Lisa O'Neill/Domino, LONCD002
      Duration: 3:15
    • 00:47
      Title: Weep You No More
      Composer: Dowland, John
      Performer(s): Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
      Performer(s): Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
      Album: Garden of Early Delights ~~ PD IT, Linn, CKD 291
      Duration: 2:15

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