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 16 July 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Julian Bream fell in love with the guitar aged nine on hearing Django Reinhardt; he's 81 this week - we honour him on Blue with selections from his varied catalogue.

    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…  

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:06
      Title: String Quartet No.14 In A Flat Major (3rd Movement) Lento E Molto Cantabile
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Szymanowski Quartet
      Album: Haydn, Bacewicz, Dvorak: String Quartets - Szymanowski Quartet, Avie, AV2092
      Duration: 8:18
    • 22:16
      Title: Jurna
      Composer: Trad Arr Jack Talty/Neil O'Loghlen
      Performer(s): Ensemble Eriu; Jack Talty (Concertinas/Electronics); Neil O'Loghlen (Bass,Flute,Whistle)
      Performer(s): Ensemble Eriu; Jack Talty (Concertinas/Electronics); Neil O'Loghlen (Bass,Flute,Whistle), Mattehw Berrill(Clarinet); Mathew Jacobson (Percussion); Jeremy Spencer (Fiddle); Una Mcginty (Fiddle);, Patrick Groenland (Guitar); Sam Perkin(Keys); Colm O'Hara (Trombone); Saileog Ni Cheannabhain (Voice)
      Album: Ensemble Eriu -- RRCD004, Raelach Records, RRCD004
      Duration: 8:59
    • 22:24
      Title: Tebsakh Dalet / A Green Acacia
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Bombino (Vocals & Guitar)
      Performer(s): Bombino (Vocals & Guitar)
      Album: Agadez : Bombino, Cumbancha, CMBCD 20
      Duration: 5:09
    • 22:31
      Title: Simple Twist Of Fate
      Composer: Dylan Bob
      Performer(s): Sarah Jarosz
      Performer(s): Sarah Jarosz (Vocals), Nathaniel Smith (Cello)
      Album: Build Me Up From Bones, Sugar Hill SUGCD4093, SUGCD4093
      Duration: 5:08
    • 22:36
      Title: Blind Willie Mctell
      Composer: Dylan, Bob
      Performer(s): Austin Durack (Acoustic Guitar)
      Performer(s): Austin Durack (Acoustic Guitar)
      Album: Drops Of Jazz,, AMD004
      Duration: 2:20
    • 22:41
      Title: Piano Sonata In A Flat (1st Movement) Moderato
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Alfred Brendel (Piano)
      Performer(s): Alfred Brendel (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven (Recordno: 412789-2), Philips, 412789-2
      Duration: 6:49
    • 22:48
      Title: Floren's Dance
      Composer: Buckley, Hugh
      Performer(s): Cian Boylan (Piano)
      Performer(s): Cian Boylan (Piano), Hugh Buckley (Guitar); Damian Evans (Dbl Bass)
      Album: Soulful Days, Lucca Records,
      Duration: 4:17
    • 22:53
      Title: I'Ve Seen It All
      Composer: Bjork
      Performer(s): Bjork (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Bjork (Vocal), Brodsky Quartet
      Album: Moodswings -- BRD3501 ~~ B2162205, Brodsky Records, BRD3501
      Duration: 6:04
    • 23:03
      Title: Glima
      Composer: Johannsson
      Performer(s): Johann Johannsson
      Performer(s): Johann Johannsson, The Formalist Quartet
      Album: Transcendentalism EP (Recordno LP13-19P), Fat Cat Records, LP13-19P
      Duration: 3:44
    • 23:08
      Title: A Dear Old Southland
      Composer: Toussaint
      Performer(s): Allen Toussaint (Piano)
      Performer(s): Allen Toussaint (Piano), Jay Bellerose (Drums), Nicholas Payton (Trumpet), David Pilch (Double Bass), Don Byron (Clarinet) Marc Ribot (Guitar)
      Album: The Bright Mississippi (Recordno: PRO400076), Nonesuch, PRO400076
      Duration: 6:18
    • 23:15
      Title: Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
      Performer(s): Alison Krauss (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Alison Krauss (Vocals)
      Album: Masters Of The Folk Violin, Arhoolie, CD 334
      Duration: 2:57
    • 23:17
      Title: That Old Thing
      Composer: Fleck
      Performer(s): Bela Fleck And The Halftones
      Performer(s): Bela Fleck And The Halftones
      Album: Outbound, Columbia, 4989212
      Duration: 3:12
    • 23:23
      Title: Concerto For Viola And Orchestra - Adagio
      Composer: Bach, Johann Christian
      Performer(s): Hartmut Rohde (Viola)
      Performer(s): Hartmut Rohde (Viola), Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Music for Meditation II. vol.1 Silence, Arte Nova, 743216751221
      Duration: 5:42
    • 23:29
      Title: Gigue -- Suite, S.996 In E Minor
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Album: Baroque Guitar Julian Bream ~~ PD OB, RCA VIctor Red Seal, 60494-2-RV
      Duration: 3:28
    • 23:33
      Title: Angel Eyes -- Angel Eyes
      Composer: Denis/Brent
      Performer(s): Mark Murphy (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Mark Murphy (Vocal), Frank Chastenier (Piano); Christian Von Kaphengst (Bass); Sebastian Merk (Drums); Karl Schloz (Guitar)
      Album: Love Is What Stays ~~ E389202, Verve, 060251714489
      Duration: 8:06
    • 23:42
      Title: All Through The Night
      Composer: Porter, Cole
      Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocal), Buddy Bregman's Orchestra
      Album: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (Recordno: 5372572) ~~ E225401, Verve, 5372572
      Duration: 3:17
    • 23:45
      Title: Sans Melodie Too
      Composer: Beck, Gordon
      Performer(s): Gordon Beck (Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Gordon Beck (Keyboards)
      Album: The French Connection I & II, JMS, JMS 186 48-2
      Duration: 8:01
    • 23:55
      Title: Armenia
      Composer: Farinha, Quim
      Performer(s): Jivan Gasparyan (Duduk)
      Performer(s): Jivan Gasparyan (Duduk), Berroguetto
      Album: Hepta (Recordno: BOA 10002029), Sargadelos, BOA 10002029
      Duration: 3:13
    • 23:58
      Title: Starving Soul
      Composer: Wallumrod, Susanna K.
      Performer(s): Susanna K. Wallumrod (Piano, Vocals)
      Performer(s): Susanna K. Wallumrod (Piano, Vocals), Emmett Kelly (Guitars(, Jeremy Gara (Drums), Jo Berger Myhre (Bass)
      Album: Susanna: Wild Dog, Rune Gramofon, RCD2128
      Duration: 3:50
    • 00:03
      Title: Stompin' At Gagarin
      Composer: C. Wallumrod
      Performer(s): Christian Wallumrod
      Performer(s): Christian Wallumrod, Christain Wallumrod Ensemble
      Album: A Year From Easter, ECM, ECM1901
      Duration: 4:23
    • 00:07
      Title: Magnificat -- Not Available
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kaia Urb (Soprano), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Hmu907401), Harmonia Mundi, Hmu907401
      Duration: 7:12
    • 00:17
      Title: Barbara Allen -- Not Available
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): Claire-Anne Lynch (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Claire-Anne Lynch (Vocal), North Cregg
      Album: North Cregg: The Rose and Barndance, Greentrax, CDTRAX308
      Duration: 4:17
    • 00:21
      Title: Ov Zarmanali
      Composer: Gomidas Vardabet/Komitas
      Performer(s): Jan Garbarek (Sax)
      Performer(s): Jan Garbarek (Sax), Hilliard Ensemble
      Album: Officium Novum (Recordno: ECM 2125), ECM, ECM 2125
      Duration: 4:11
    • 00:26
      Title: A Coral Room
      Composer: Bush, Kate
      Performer(s): Kate Bush (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Kate Bush (Vocal)
      Album: Aerial, EMI, 0946 3 43960 2 8
      Duration: 6:12
    • 00:32
      Title: What Is It?
      Composer: Kennedy, Karac
      Performer(s): Karac Kennedy (Vocals/Guitar/Electronics)
      Performer(s): Karac Kennedy (Vocals/Guitar/Electronics)
      Album: Defiance ~~ PD CC, Self Released
      Duration: 5:04
    • 00:38
      Title: Prelude No.10 In B Minor (Lento)
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Album: Rachmaninov - 24 Preludes - Steven Osborne, hyperion, CDA67700
      Duration: 5:50
    • 00:51
      Title: Silence
      Composer: Haden, Charlie
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Bass), Chet Baker (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Bass), Chet Baker (Trumpet), Enrico Pieranunzi (Piano), Billy Higgins (Drums)
      Album: Silence - Charlie Haden (Recordno: 121172-2), Black Saint, 121172-2
      Duration: 8:44

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