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    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.

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    Elina Duni: May 25th - 31st

    “One of the fascinating things about music of the Balkans… is the idea that the pain has to be sung”. On her new album, “Dallendyshe” (“The Swallow”), Tirana-born, Swiss-raised, Elina Duni interprets songs of love and exile backed by her piano trio. Hear nightly selections, from Monday to Sunday.…  

    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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