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 Monday 4 August 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    The award-winning Sofia Vokalensemble recorded an album of Nordic a capella choral music earlier this year. Hear selections from "Forvarskvall" each night this week on Blue.

    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: Simple Twist Of Fate
      Composer: Dylan, Bob
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocals)
      Album: Blood On the Tracks, Columbia, COL4678422
      Duration: 4:15
    • 22:05
      Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor (2nd Movement) Andante
      Composer: Godard, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Howard Shelley (Piano)
      Performer(s): Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
      Album: The Romantic Piano Concerto - 63: Benjamin Godard, Hyperion Records, CDA68043
      Duration: 7:16
    • 22:13
      Title: Moonlight / Llanto De Luna
      Composer: Beethoven / Gutierrez Cainas, J.
      Performer(s): Omara Portuondo (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Omara Portuondo (Vocals), Cucho Valdes (Piano)
      Album: Omara & Chucho : Omara Portuondo & Chucho Valdes, World Village, WVF479063
      Duration: 4:45
    • 22:18
      Title: Songe
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): Moe Moe Yee (Harp)
      Performer(s): Moe Moe Yee (Harp)
      Album: Burmese Harp, Playasound, PLAYASOUND PS 65135
      Duration: 4:13
    • 22:22
      Title: The Voice Of Silence (Epilogue)
      Composer: Mikkelborg, Palle
      Performer(s): Helen Davies (Harp)
      Performer(s): Helen Davies (Harp), Nicolai Shultz (Flute), The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra
      Album: The Voice Of Silence - Palle Mikkelborg, Stunt Records, STUCD01042
      Duration: 3:10
    • 22:27
      Title: Let It Be
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Nick Cave (Vocals), Chaz Jankel (Piano), Mickey Gallagher (Hammond)
      Performer(s): Nick Cave (Vocals), Chaz Jankel (Piano), Mickey Gallagher (Hammond), Norman Watt-Roy (Bass), Dylan Howe (Drums)
      Album: I Am Sam - Music From And Inspired By The Film, V2 Records, VVR1019412
      Duration: 3:30
    • 22:31
      Title: Piano Sonata No. 3 In D Major (2nd Movement) Andantino Cantabile
      Composer: Enescu, George
      Performer(s): Luiza Borac (Piano)
      Performer(s): Luiza Borac (Piano)
      Album: Enescu: Piano Music Volume 2 - Luiza Borac - Disk 2, Avie, AV25081
      Duration: 9:11
    • 22:41
      Title: God Don't Never Change
      Performer(s): Blind Willie Johnson (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Blind Willie Johnson (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: The Slide Guitar - Bottles, Knives & Steel, CBS Records, 467251 2
      Duration: 2:59
    • 22:44
      Title: Memories Of You
      Composer: Smith, J.B.
      Performer(s): Bill Monroe (Vocal, Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Bill Monroe (Vocal, Mandolin), Doc Watson (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Bill Monroe & Doc Watson: Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980, Smithsonian Folkways, SFCD40064
      Duration: 3:10
    • 22:47
      Title: The Seal Lullaby
      Composer: Whitacre, Eric
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), Pavao String Quartet
      Album: Catrin Finch - Lullabies, Deutsche Grammophon, 4791482
      Duration: 4:07
    • 22:52
      Title: Dream Dancing
      Composer: Porter, Cole
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Tenor Saxophone), Jimmy Rowles (Piano), George Mratz (Bass), Mousey Alexander (Drums)
      Album: The Jazz Giants Play Cole Porter, Prestige, PRCD-24203-02
      Duration: 7:22
    • 23:04
      Title: Quartet No.2 In G Major (3rd Movement) Andante
      Composer: Thuille, Ludwig
      Performer(s): Allegri Quartet
      Performer(s): Ofer Falk, Rafael Todes (Violins), Dorothea Vogel (Viola), Vanessa Lucas-Smith (Cello)
      Album: Ludwig Thuille: The String Quartets, Champs Hill Records, CHRCD077
      Duration: 7:25
    • 23:12
      Title: Fluff
      Composer: Butler, Geezer/Iommi, Tony/Osbourne, Ozzy/Ward, Bill
      Performer(s): Tony Iommi (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tony Iommi (Guitar), Black Sabbath
      Album: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, World Wide Artists, CMTCD028
      Duration: 4:09
    • 23:16
      Title: Polska Efter Anders Frederik Andersson Tryserum
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Pelle Bjornlert (Viola D'Amore)
      Performer(s): Pelle Bjornlert (Viola D'Amore)
      Album: Swedish Folk Music 1970 - 1990, Arsringar, MNWCD 194 - 195
      Duration: 2:20
    • 23:19
      Title: Four Songs Of Love - Ii: Until The Daybreak
      Composer: Sandstrom, Sven-David
      Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble
      Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble
      Album: Forvarskvall - One Early Spring Evening, Convivium Records, CR017
      Duration: 2:32
    • 23:22
      Title: Good Fortune
      Composer: Snider, Todd
      Performer(s): Todd Snider
      Performer(s): Todd Snider
      Album: The Excitement Plan, Yep Roc Records, YEP 2202
      Duration: 3:12
    • 23:25
      Title: 1941
      Composer: Nilsson, Harry
      Performer(s): Harry Nilsson (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Harry Nilsson (Vocal)
      Album: Harry Nilsson - All Time Greatest Hits, RCA, 9670-2
      Duration: 2:41
    • 23:28
      Title: There's No You
      Composer: Burwell / Parish
      Performer(s): Louis Armstrong (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Herb Ellis (Guitar)
      Album: Let's Do It - Louis Armstong: Best Of The Verve Years, Verve, 529 017-2
      Duration: 2:17
    • 23:32
      Title: Pictures At An Exhibition: Promenade - Il Vecchio Castello
      Composer: Mussorgsky, Modest
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Mussorgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition, Decca, 4475 7717
      Duration: 5:24
    • 23:40
      Title: Lamentos
      Composer: Pixinguinha
      Performer(s): Roland Dyens (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Roland Dyens (Guitar)
      Album: Naquele Tempo: Music of the Brazilian Master Pixinguinha, GSP, GSP1035
      Duration: 4:28
    • 23:44
      Title: The Lament For Limerick
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Martin Hayes (Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Martin Hayes (Fiddle), Dennis Cahill (Guitar)
      Album: Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: The Lonesome Touch, Green Linnet, Glcd1181
      Duration: 5:00
    • 23:50
      Title: Gymnopedie No.1 / Variation No.1
      Composer: Satie, Erik
      Performer(s): Jacques Loussier (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vincent Charbonnier (Bass), André Arpino (Drums)
      Album: Beyond Bach, Other Composers I Adore, Telarc, TEL-35342-02
      Duration: 4:33
    • 23:54
      Title: Gymnopedie No.3
      Composer: Satie, Erik
      Performer(s): Gerald Garcia (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Gerald Garcia (Guitar), Csfr State Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Chill with Satie, NAXOS, 8556781
      Duration: 2:21
    • 23:58
      Title: Qui Est Homo
      Composer: Pergolesi, Giovanni
      Performer(s): Jean-Louis Matinier (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Matinier / Ambrosini
      Album: Inventio, ECM Records, ECM 2348 375 9429
      Duration: 4:19
    • 00:04
      Title: Ogne Pena Cciu Spietata
      Composer: Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista
      Performer(s): Maria Pia De Vito (Voice), Francois Couturier (Piano)
      Performer(s): Maria Pia De Vito (Voice), Francois Couturier (Piano), Anja Lechner (Cello), Michele Rabbia (Percussion, Electronics)
      Album: Il Pergolese (Recordno: ECM 2340 4180427), ECM Records, ECM 2340 4180427
      Duration: 5:57
    • 00:10
      Title: Moments Of Pleasure
      Composer: Bush, Kate
      Performer(s): Kate Bush (Vocals/ Piano)
      Performer(s): Kate Bush (Vocals/ Piano), The Waynflete Chamber Choir
      Album: Director's Cut, Fish People, 5099902777221
      Duration: 6:31
    • 00:16
      Title: Four Songs Of Love - I: Let Him Kiss Me
      Composer: Sandstrom, Sven-David
      Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble
      Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble
      Album: Forvarskvall - One Early Spring Evening, Convivium Records, CR017
      Duration: 2:10
    • 00:19
      Title: The Drowned Lovers
      Composer: Trad Arr Rusby Mccusker
      Performer(s): Kate Rusby (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Kate Rusby (Vocals)
      Album: Hourglass, Pure, PRCD02
      Duration: 5:09
    • 00:25
      Title: The Man Who Fell From Grace...
      Composer: 3epkano
      Performer(s): 3epkano
      Performer(s): 3epkano
      Album: 3epkano, Smiling Politely Records, Spr012
      Duration: 5:25
    • 00:30
      Title: Polvere Di Stelle (Stardust)
      Composer: Parish / Carmichael
      Performer(s): Caterina Zapponi (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Monty Alexander (Piano), Bucky Pizzarelli (Guitar), Martin Pizzarelli (Acoustic Bass)
      Album: Romantica, Motema, 233851
      Duration: 4:15
    • 00:35
      Title: Firefly
      Composer: Hiromi
      Performer(s): Hiromi (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anthony Jackson (Bass), Simon Phillips (Drums)
      Album: Alive, Telarc, TEL-35307-02
      Duration: 7:31
    • 00:42
      Title: Violin Sonata No.2 In D Major (3rd Movement) Andante
      Composer: Prokofiev, Serge
      Performer(s): Alina Ibragimova (Violin)
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Album: Prokofiev - Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies, Hyperion, CDA67514
      Duration: 3:31
    • 00:46
      Title: Glas
      Composer: Schmitt, Florent
      Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)
      Album: Satie & Compagnie (Recordno: MIR 189), Mirare, MIR 189
      Duration: 6:24
    • 00:53
      Title: When Joanna Loved Me
      Composer: Wells / Segal
      Performer(s): Paul Desmond (Alto Sax)
      Performer(s): Paul Desmond (Alto Sax), Jim Hall (Guitar), Eugene Wright (Bass), Connie Kay (Drums)
      Album: Feeling Blue, Camden, 74321 400552
      Duration: 5:43

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