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; folk duo The Hut People; part of a cello sonata by Charles Alkan; Kate Bush, from "Directors' Cut"; the ambient electric guitar of Eivind Aarset (pictured, © Salvatore Bosco); 2 new seasonal recordings by Irish artists (see Blue Tunes below) including one from Caitriona O'Leary with Tom Jones and Rosanne Cash; folk artist Jackson C. Frank; jazz musician/composer/bandleader Sean Jones; and a reduction of Stravinsky's "The Rite Of Spring" for two piano-players. Please note: a slightly delayed commencement anticpated tonight - start-time of no later  than 10:10pm...

     

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 24 July 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    This week we feature recordings by the Talich Quartet. Join us for nightly string quartet (and sextet) recordings by an ensemble, currently led by Jan Talich Jnr, in its 50th year.

    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

    • 22:04
      Title: Promenades - St Flour
      Composer: Hille, Sid
      Performer(s): Kristina Kuusisto (Bandoneon)
      Performer(s): Kristina Kuusisto (Bandoneon), Mari Mantyla (Decacorde)
      Album: Speira - Duo Dryades, Alba Records, ABCD 229
      Duration: 3:32
    • 22:08
      Title: The Goldhearted Miner
      Composer: Esbjorn/Berglund/Ostrom
      Performer(s): Esbjorn Svenson (Piano)
      Performer(s): Esbjorn Svenson (Piano), Dan Berglund (Bass), Magnus Ostrom (Drums/ Percussion)
      Album: EST: Tuesday Wonderland, ACT, 9016-2
      Duration: 4:51
    • 22:15
      Title: Quartet In G Minor (2nd Movement) Assez Vif Et Bien Rythme
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Le Quatuor Talich
      Album: Claude Debussy/ Maurice Ravel, Calliope, CAL9893
      Duration: 4:07
    • 22:19
      Title: Cantata 'Il Mio Core E Un Mar Di Pianti'
      Composer: Carissimi, Giacomo
      Performer(s): Agnes Mellon (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Agnes Mellon (Soprano), Rene Jacobs (Counter Tenor) Ageet Zweistra (Cello) Yvon Reperant (Clavecin) Konrad Junghanel (Theorbe), Concerto Vocale
      Album: A History of Baroque Music - CD1, harmonia mundi, HMX2958001
      Duration: 5:03
    • 22:25
      Title: Amber Captive
      Composer: Towner/Peacock
      Performer(s): Ralph Towner (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ralph Towner (Guitar), Gary Peacock (Double Bass)
      Album: A Closer View ~~ E204109, ECM, 1602531623-2
      Duration: 4:17
    • 22:30
      Title: As She Went Down To The River
      Composer: Schwab, Claudia
      Performer(s): Claudia Schwab (Fiddles, Harmonium, Voice, Percussion)
      Performer(s): Cathy Jordan (Vocals):
      Album: Amber Sands, Self Release
      Duration: 6:43
    • 22:38
      Title: I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face -- I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face
      Composer: Alan Jay Lerner/Frederic Loewe
      Performer(s): Paul Desmond (Alto Sax); Jim Hall (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Paul Desmond (Alto Sax); Jim Hall (Guitar), Percy Heath (Bass); Connie Kay (Drums)
      Album: Paul Desmond - Easy Living, BMG France, 74321313932
      Duration: 4:19
    • 22:42
      Title: Aeroplane
      Composer: Palmer / Ambrose
      Performer(s): Stella Bass
      Performer(s): Stella Bass
      Album: Too Darn Hot, MCPS Ireland, SB96
      Duration: 5:27
    • 22:49
      Title: Ave Verum Corpus
      Composer: Byrd, William
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Choir Of St John's College Cambridge
      Album: Ave Verum : Sacred Choral Favourites ~~ PD OB, Brilliant, 9148
      Duration: 4:17
    • 22:53
      Title: Concerto For Violin, Strings And Continuo In E Major (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Julia Fischer (Violin)
      Performer(s): Julia Fischer (Violin), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Album: Julia Fischer - Bach Concertos, Decca, 4780650
      Duration: 6:38
    • 23:02
      Title: Mary And The Soldier
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine & Paul Brady
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine & Paul Brady
      Album: Andy Irvine and Paul Brady, Hmv, HMV CD 001
      Duration: 3:41
    • 23:05
      Title: Road
      Composer: Drake, Nick
      Performer(s): Joel Frederiksen (Bass, Lute)
      Performer(s): Joel Frederiksen (Bass, Lute), Ensemble Phoenix Munich
      Album: Requiem for a Pink Moon, Harmonia Mundi, HMC 90211
      Duration: 2:12
    • 23:08
      Title: Sliabh Gallion Braes --
      Composer: Trad Arr Jordan/Tallroth
      Performer(s): Cathy Jordan
      Performer(s): Cathy Jordan, Roger Tallroth
      Album: All the Way Home -- G2-10201 ~~ PD EC, Blix Street, G2-10201
      Duration: 4:39
    • 23:14
      Title: Sonata In B Flat Major K. 112/L. 298/P. 94
      Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico
      Performer(s): Evgeny Zarafiants (Piano)
      Performer(s): Evgeny Zarafiants (Piano)
      Album: SCarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol. 6 - Evgeny Zarafiants, HNH International, 8.554793
      Duration: 5:20
    • 23:22
      Title: S'Annunziata
      Composer: Arca
      Performer(s): Tenores Di Bitti
      Performer(s): Tenores Di Bitti
      Album: S'amore 'e Mama, Real World, 724384188528
      Duration: 5:17
    • 23:27
      Title: Dies Irae --
      Composer: Giannelli, Jean-Michel
      Performer(s): Paolo Fresu (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Paolo Fresu (Trumpet), Daniele Di Bonaventura (Bandoneon), A Filetta
      Album: Mistico Mediterraneo (Recordno: ECM 2203 274 5621), ECM Records, ECM 2203 274 5621
      Duration: 5:15
    • 23:34
      Title: Amazing Grace --
      Composer: Walker, William
      Performer(s): Arnaud Thorette (Viola), Johan Farjot (Piano)
      Performer(s): Arnaud Thorette (Viola), Johan Farjot (Piano), Raphael Imbert (Saxophone)
      Album: Miroir(s) - Ensemble Contraste (Recordno: V 5339), Naive, V 5339
      Duration: 2:54
    • 23:36
      Title: Antartica
      Composer: Coldrick, Pat
      Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)
      Album: City Jam
      Duration: 6:10
    • 23:43
      Title: My Lagan Love -- Not Available
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Kate Bush (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Kate Bush (Vocal)
      Album: Hounds of Love, EMI, 7243 5 25239 2 4
      Duration: 2:30
    • 23:46
      Title: Motet - Singet Dem Herrn
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Maria Mosconi (Alto), Arnaud Thorette (Violin)
      Performer(s): Maria Mosconi (Alto), Arnaud Thorette (Violin), Antoine Pierlot (Cello), Johan Farjot (Piano)
      Album: Bach Transcriptions - Ensemble Contraste (Recordno: LDV 04), la dolce vita, LDV 04
      Duration: 4:19
    • 23:50
      Title: String Quartet No.1 In E Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Composer: Kalliwoda, Johann
      Performer(s): Talich Quartet
      Performer(s): Talich Quartet
      Album: Kalliwoda - The 3 String Quartets, La Dolce Volta, LDV260
      Duration: 7:55
    • 00:02
      Title: Cold Winter
      Composer: Mullarkey, Anna
      Performer(s): My Fellow Sponges
      Performer(s): My Fellow Sponges
      Album: Something Like Light, Citog Records
      Duration: 4:24
    • 00:05
      Title: Running On Fumes
      Composer: Anderson, Kenny & Hopkins, Jon
      Performer(s): Kenny Anderson (Vocals, Lyrics, Acoustic Guitars And Samples)
      Performer(s): Kenny Anderson (Vocals, Lyrics, Acoustic Guitars And Samples), Lisa Lindley-Jones (Backing Vocals), Jon Hopkins (Piano, Harmonium, Electronics, Field Recordings & Perc)
      Album: King Creosote & Jon Hopkins: Diamond Mine (Recordno: DS038CD), Domino Recording, DS038CD
      Duration: 6:36
    • 00:13
      Title: Crow Jane
      Composer: James, Nehemiah (Skip)
      Performer(s): Nehemiah (Skip) James (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Nehemiah (Skip) James (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues; The Soul of Man, Columbia/ Legacy, 512570 2
      Duration: 2:59
    • 00:16
      Title: Watching Shadows
      Composer: Surman / Krog
      Performer(s): Karin Krog (Voice), John Surman (Saxophones / Clarinets)
      Performer(s): Karin Krog (Voice), John Surman (Saxophones / Clarinets), Terje Rypdal (Electric Guitar), Vigleik Storaas (Piano)
      Album: Nordic Quartet, ECM Records, ECM 1553 527 120-2
      Duration: 5:20
    • 00:22
      Title: Solitaire
      Composer: Mcloughlin, Dave
      Performer(s): Cop Control Dave Mcloughlin
      Performer(s): Dave Mcloughlin (Bouzouki), Ray Cohen (Fiddle/Guitar); Anna Houston (Cello); Bernard Tohill (Guitar)
      Album: Above and Below The Tide, Dave McLoughlin, DMCL01
      Duration: 5:51
    • 00:28
      Title: Genisis - Genisis Theme On Sitar
      Composer: Shankar, Ravi
      Performer(s): Ravi Shankar (Sitar)
      Performer(s): Ravi Shankar (Sitar)
      Album: World Cinema Classics - Songs From Movies Around The World, Nascente, NSCD 106
      Duration: 4:00
    • 00:42
      Title: Somewhere Over The Rainbow -- Not Available
      Composer: Arlen, Harold
      Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano)
      Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano)
      Album: La Scala, ECM, ECM 1640 537 268-2
      Duration: 6:02
    • 00:48
      Title: Kele Mandi
      Composer: Traore
      Performer(s): Rokia Traore (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Rokia Traore (Vocal)
      Album: Bowmboi ~~ R423908, Nonesuch, 79852-2
      Duration: 4:09
    • 00:53
      Title: Adieuz De L'Hotesse Arabe
      Composer: Bizet, George
      Performer(s): Mischa Maisky (Violincello)
      Performer(s): Mischa Maisky (Violincello), Daria Hovora (Piano)
      Album: Apres Un Reve - Mischa Maisky / Daria Hovora, Deutsche Grammophon, 457 657-2
      Duration: 4:50
    • 00:58
      Title: Futile Devices
      Composer: Stevens, Sufjan
      Performer(s): Sufjan Stevens (Voice/Instruments)
      Performer(s): Sufjan Stevens (Voice/Instruments)
      Album: The Age of Adz (Recordno: AKR077), Asthmatic Kitty, AKR077
      Duration: 2:11

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