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 Wednesday 6 August 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    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: Four Dances (1st Movement) Dance 1
      Composer: Cage, John
      Performer(s): Giancarlo Simonacci (Piano)
      Performer(s): Giancarlo Simonacci (Piano), Ars Ludi (Percussion Ensemble)
      Album: John Cage: Complete Works for Piano and Voice and Piano and Violin, Brilliant Classics, 8850
      Duration: 4:24
    • 22:05
      Title: Nocturne -- Nocturne
      Composer: Copland, Aaron
      Performer(s): Gil Shaham (Violin)
      Performer(s): Gil Shaham (Violin), André Previn (Piano)
      Album: American Scenes ~~ G398404, Deutsche Grammophon, 4534702
      Duration: 6:04
    • 22:16
      Title: The Moon And I
      Composer: Legrand, Michel
      Performer(s): Jessye Norman (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Jessye Norman (Soprano), Michel Legrand (Piano)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 456654-2), Philips, 456654-2
      Duration: 3:38
    • 22:19
      Title: In Winter Light (Ist Movement)
      Composer: Buckley, John
      Performer(s): William Dowdall (Flute); John Feeley (Guitar)
      Performer(s): William Dowdall (Flute); John Feeley (Guitar)
      Album: Contemporary Music from Ireland Vol 9, Contemporary Music Centre, CMCCD09
      Duration: 7:35
    • 22:28
      Title: Estate
      Composer: Martino / Brighetti
      Performer(s): Stella Bass
      Performer(s): Stella Bass
      Album: Too Darn Hot, MCPS Ireland, SB96
      Duration: 4:39
    • 22:33
      Title: Questa Mattina
      Composer: Trad Arr Mauro Durante
      Performer(s): Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
      Performer(s): Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
      Album: Pizzica indiavolata
      Duration: 3:44
    • 22:39
      Title: Five Bagetelles - Movement Ii - Lento
      Composer: Walton, William
      Performer(s): Graham Anthony Devine (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Graham Anthony Devine (Guitar)
      Album: British Guitar Music - Graham Anthony Devine, Naxos, 8.557040
      Duration: 3:26
    • 22:43
      Title: Her
      Composer: Sauter, Eddie
      Performer(s): Stan Getz (Tenor Sax)
      Performer(s): Stan Getz (Tenor Sax), Beau Arts String Quartet
      Album: Focus (Recordno: 521 419-2) ~~ PD EL, Verve, 521 419-2
      Duration: 6:13
    • 22:50
      Title: Speak Low -- Speak Low
      Composer: Weill, Kurt/Nash, Ogden
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocal)
      Album: Summertime (Recordno: 9831113), UCJ, 9831113
      Duration: 4:24
    • 22:54
      Title: Street Scene - What Good Would The Moon Be
      Composer: Weill, Kurt
      Performer(s): Max Raabe (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Max Raabe (Vocals), Langston Hughes (Lyrics), Palast Orchester
      Album: Charming Weill - Dance Band Arrangements, BMG Classics, 09026635132
      Duration: 4:32
    • 22:59
      Title: Speak Low -- From "One Touch Of Venus"
      Composer: Nash / Weill
      Performer(s): Kurt Weill (Vocal, Piano), Charlie Haden (Double Bass)
      Performer(s): Kurt Weill (Vocal, Piano), Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Fred Hersch (Piano)
      Album: September Songs - Various (Recordno: SK 63046), Sony Classical, SK 63046
      Duration: 5:30
    • 23:07
      Title: Concerto For Cello And Strings - Ii: Andante
      Complete Work Name: Concerto For Cell And Strings In A Minor
      Composer: Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
      Performer(s): Emmanuel Balssa (Cello)
      Performer(s): Emmanuel Balssa (Cello), Il Gardellino
      Album: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Concertos For Various Instruments, Accent, ACC 24285
      Duration: 7:42
    • 23:14
      Title: She's Leaving Home
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Album: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, EMI, CDP7464422
      Duration: 3:50
    • 23:19
      Title: Ely's Shuffle
      Composer: Martin, Neil/Mcguire,Seamus
      Performer(s): West Ocean String Quartet
      Performer(s): West Ocean String Quartet
      Album: An Indigo Sky -- WORCD, West Ocean records, WORCD
      Duration: 4:40
    • 23:24
      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
    • 23:30
      Title: Prelude From Partita No.3
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)
      Album: Catrin Finch The Harpist ~~ D403101, Sony, Sk93103
      Duration: 4:02
    • 23:34
      Title: Bamba
      Composer: Finch, Catrin/Keita, Seckou
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp); Seckou Keita (Kora)
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp); Seckou Keita (Kora)
      Album: Clychau Dibon
      Duration: 8:42
    • 23:44
      Title: Down By The Sally Gardens -- Down By The Sally Gardens
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Julius Drake (Piano)
      Album: The English Songbook (Recordno: 724355683021) ~~ L818018, Emi Classics, 724355683021
      Duration: 2:33
    • 23:46
      Title: Sveirge
      Composer: Stenhammar, Wilhelm
      Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble
      Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble
      Album: Forvarskvall - One Early Spring Evening, Convivium Records, CR017
      Duration: 2:46
    • 23:51
      Title: I Didn't Understand
      Composer: Smith, Elliott
      Performer(s): Christopher O Riley (Piano)
      Performer(s): Christopher O Riley (Piano)
      Album: Home to Oblivion - An Elliott Smith Tribute - Christopher O Riley (Recordno: 468056), World Village, 468056
      Duration: 2:49
    • 23:53
      Title: Alfonsina Y El Mar --
      Composer: Ramirez, Ariel
      Performer(s): Ane Brun
      Performer(s): Ane Brun
      Album: Songs 2003-2013, Balloon Ranger Recordings, DEMPRCD13
      Duration: 4:22
    • 23:59
      Title: Pensiero
      Composer: Bridge, Frank
      Performer(s): Dame Avril Piston (Viola)
      Performer(s): Dame Avril Piston (Viola), Shamonia Harpa (Piano)
      Album: Heartache An Anthology of English Viola Music, Guild, GMCD7275
      Duration: 4:23
    • 00:03
      Title: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge - Ii: Adagio
      Complete Work Name: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge, Op.10
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Roger Best (Viola)
      Performer(s): Roger Best (Viola), English String Orchestra
      Album: A Portrait Of Britten (3-CD) (Recordno: NI 1751), Nimbus Records, NI 1751
      Duration: 2:28
    • 00:07
      Title: So Long Frank Lloyd Wright
      Composer: P Simon
      Performer(s): Simon And Garfunkel
      Performer(s): Simon And Garfunkel
      Album: The Essential Simon & Garfunkel, Columbia, 5134702
      Duration: 3:39
    • 00:10
      Title: Beat The Retreat (Arr Benedict Scchlepper-Connolly)
      Composer: Thompson Richard
      Performer(s): Michelle O'Rourke (Voice); Sean Macerlaine (Reeds); Kate Ellis (Cello)
      Performer(s): Michelle O'Rourke (Voice); Sean Macerlaine (Reeds); Kate Ellis (Cello), Benedict Schlepper-Connolly (Voice /Guitar), Ergodos Musicians
      Album: Songs, Ergodos, Ergodos ER13
      Duration: 5:10
    • 00:22
      Title: Roy's Hands
      Composer: Furey, Finbar
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): John Mcsherry & Francis Mcilduff (Uilleann Pipes), Donal O'Connor (Keys)
      Album: At First Light: Idir, At First Light, AFLCD201 101
      Duration: 4:11
    • 00:26
      Title: Aird Ui Chuain
      Composer: Trad/O'Connor, Mcsherry, Mcilduff
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): John Mcsherry (Pipes, Whistles), Donal O'Connor (Fiddle, Keys), Franicis Mcilduff (Bodhran, Pipes), At First Light
      Album: At First Light-IDIR, At First Light, AFLCD 201101
      Duration: 4:25
    • 00:31
      Title: Michelle
      Composer: Woods, Chris
      Performer(s): Chris Woods (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Chris Woods (Guitar)
      Album: Stories for Solo Guitar, Chris Woods Groove, Chris Woods Groove Download
      Duration: 4:41
    • 00:36
      Title: Go Easy
      Composer: Martyn, John
      Performer(s): John Martyn
      Performer(s): John Martyn
      Album: Bless the Weather, Island, IMCD 135 848 972-2
      Duration: 4:15
    • 00:41
      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
    • 00:46
      Title: In The Wee Small Of The Morning
      Composer: Mann, David
      Performer(s): Enrico Zanisi Trio
      Performer(s): Enrico Zanisi Trio, Enrico Zanisi (Piano); Joe Rehmer (Bass); Alessandro Paternesi (Drums)
      Album: Life Variations, Cam Jazz, CAMJ 3313-2
      Duration: 4:52
    • 00:52
      Title: Danse Orientale In A Major - Andante Cantabile
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rustem Hayroudinoff (Piano), Alexander Ivashkin (Cello)
      Album: Rachmaninoff Edition (Boxed Set) (Recordno: 9013 / 19), Brilliant Classics, 9013 / 19
      Duration: 6:27

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