The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on Thursday's programme...

    July 23: Tonight, Eamonn sits in for Carl to link up Patty Griffin, ahead of her September date in Dublin; a new recording of Grieg's "Lyric Pieces" by Spanish pianist Javier Perianes; jazz wunderkind Joey Alexander; part of a Shostakovich cello sonata; singer/songwriter Gwyneth Herbert (pictured), in advance of an Irish tour that starts in Wexford at the end of the month; 2 x Scott Joplin; an orchestration of Pete Townshend's "Quadrophenia"; jazz singer Helen Merrill (see BLUE TUNES, below); and guitarist Antoine Berthiaume. 10pm start...

    Mon 27th - Thurs 30th July: Carl's on his holidays this week. Ellen Cranitch will be here to help us wind down with the usual blend of tasteful late-night selections, including a nightly nocturne or two (see below).

    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 -

    Helen Merrill; July 20th - 26th

    Helen Merrill (pictured) sang with Charlie Parker in the 1940s. Though her first album was arranged by Quincy Jones (and featured trumpeter Clifford Brown), this American artist has achieved greatest recognition while living in Europe and Japan. Hear Helen recorded with Gordon Beck, Stan Getz, Hank Jones et al, all this week on BLUE.

    July 27th - August 2nd

    They are described as a single-movement character piece usually written for solo piano. First created by Irishman John Field – forever associated with Frederic Chopin - but the list of nocturne composers is extensive. We’ll draw from that list all week – the dictionary defines them as “inspired by, or evocative of, the night”. Nocturnes - the perfect fit for  The Blue Of The Night.

    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: 3:56
    • 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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