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    July 27. The surname Granados - we're told - translates from the Spanish as "distinguished". On Sunday's BLUE, we'll listen to 2 distinguished pieces of music by Enrique Granados, who was born in Spain on this very day in 1867. Also coming our way tonight, new jazz from Hamburg guitarist Andreas Dopp; a selection from a new recording of Prokofiev violin sonatas by Alina Ibragimova and Steven Osborne; a sample from the 2014 debut CD by German trumpeter Benny Brown; choral octet voces 8, from the newly-issued "Eventide"; more Piazzolla featuring bandonéon-player Pablo Mainetti; jazz singer/songwriter Karen Mantler; the final two recordings of the week by Talich Quartet (see BLUE TUNES, below); and ECM artist Maria Pia De Vito with Francois Couturier, Anja Lechner and Michele Rabbia. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 27 July 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    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.

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    Talich Quartet: July 21st - 27th

    Václav Talich was music director of the Czech Philharmonic from 1919 to 1939 .His nephew, Jan Talich Snr, founded the Talich Quartet in 1964. Three decades later, his son, Jan Talich Jnr, took the first violin chair in the quartet. In this, its 50th anniversary, we feature a number of Talich releases, including recent recordings of works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Kalliwoda. Join us for Talich Quartet, each night this week on Blue.

    Picture by David Goldman

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Suite From Esclarmonde - Iii: Hymenée
      Composer: Massenet, Jules
      Performer(s): Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
      Performer(s): Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Massenet - Esclarmonde (Suite)..., Naxos, 8.555986
      Duration: 4:39
    • 22:09
      Title: A La Maniere De Chabrier
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)
      Album: Satie & Compagnie (Recordno: MIR 189), Mirare, MIR 189
      Duration: 2:30
    • 22:12
      Title: String Quartet No.3 In D Major (3rd Movement) Andante Espressivo Con Moto
      Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Talich Quartet
      Performer(s): Quatuor Talich
      Album: Mendelssohn - Complete String Quartets (3-CD), La dolce volta, LDV 115.7
      Duration: 5:21
    • 22:18
      Title: In The Port Of Amsterdam
      Composer: Brel, Jacques
      Performer(s): Tammy Payne (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tammy Payne (Vocals), Neil Smith (Gtr), Dan Moore (Hammond), Jim Barr (Bass), Dylan Howe (Drums)
      Album: Don't Think Twice - Tamco, Edition Records, EDN1022
      Duration: 3:19
    • 22:31
      Title: Knife-Leaves Make Vintage Fabric Of The Sky
      Composer: Doyle, Roger
      Performer(s): Roger Doyle (All Instruments)
      Performer(s): Roger Doyle (All Instruments)
      Album: The Thousand Year Old Boy, Silver Door, SIDO 014
      Duration: 4:26
    • 22:35
      Title: Isfahan
      Composer: Ellington / Strayhorn
      Performer(s): Johnny Hodges (Alto Sax)
      Performer(s): Johnny Hodges (Alto Sax), Duke Ellington Orchestra
      Album: The Far East Suite, RCA Bluebird, 07863 6651 2
      Duration: 4:07
    • 22:44
      Title: Violin Sonata No.1 In F Minor (1st Movement) Andante Assai
      Composer: Prokofiev, Serge
      Performer(s): Alina Ibragimova (Violin)
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Album: Prokofiev - Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies, Hyperion, CDA67514
      Duration: 6:23
    • 22:50
      Title: The Song Sings Itself
      Composer: O'Beirne
      Performer(s): Gerry O'Beirne (All Guitars)
      Performer(s): Gerry O'Beirne (All Guitars)
      Album: The Bog Bodies and Other Stories;Music for Guitar, 3447972891
      Duration: 3:40
    • 23:02
      Title: Sinfonia For Violincello
      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: 10:02
    • 23:12
      Title: Cry Me A River
      Complete Work Name: Cry Me A River
      Composer: Hamilton, Arthur
      Performer(s): Julie London (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Julie London (Vocal), Barney Kessel (Guitar)
      Album: 100 Essential Tracks Easy Listening, Sony Music, 88697607522
      Duration: 2:59
    • 23:15
      Title: I Am Stretched On Your Grave
      Composer: Trad Arr Rusby Mccusker
      Performer(s): Kate Rusby
      Performer(s): Kate Rusby
      Album: Hourglass, Pure, PRCD02
      Duration: 3:05
    • 23:18
      Title: Something Cool
      Performer(s): June Christy
      Performer(s): June Christy
      Album: Something Cool
      Duration: 4:33
    • 23:24
      Title: Orpheus : Ballet In Three Scenes - First Scene : Orpheus Weeps For Eurydice - Air De Danse - Dance Of The Angel Of Death - Interlude
      Composer: Stravinsky, Igor
      Performer(s): Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      Performer(s): Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Stravinsky Orpheus - Jue de Cartes - Agon - BBC Scottish SO / Volkov, Hyperion Records, CDA67698
      Duration: 9:38
    • 23:34
      Title: Ritual
      Composer: Jarrett, Keith
      Performer(s): Dennis Russell Davies (Piano)
      Performer(s): Dennis Russell Davies (Piano)
      Album: Keith Jarrett: Ritual, ECM Records, ECM 1112 374 3517
      Duration: 13:27
    • 23:48
      Title: Dolora
      Composer: Granados, Enrique
      Performer(s): Douglas Riva (Piano)
      Performer(s): Douglas Riva (Piano)
      Album: Granados - Album Of Melodies, Naxos, 8.557142
      Duration: 2:15
    • 23:51
      Title: Twelve Spanish Dances (2nd Movement) Orientale
      Composer: Granados, Enrique
      Performer(s): Norbert Kraft (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Norbert Kraft (Guitar), Razumovsky Sinfonia
      Album: Twelve Spanish Dances, Naxos, 8.553037
      Duration: 5:20
    • 23:57
      Title: The Linden
      Composer: Danielsson / Nyberg
      Performer(s): Youn Sun Nah (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Youn Sun Nah (Vocals), Mathias Eick (Trumpet), Ulf Wakenius (Guitars), Lars Danielsson (Bass, Cello, Melodica), Xavier Desandre-Navarre (Percussion)
      Album: Youn Sun Nah: Voyage, ACT, ACT 9019-2
      Duration: 5:00
    • 00:04
      Title: Surviving You
      Composer: Mantler, Karen
      Performer(s): Karen Mantler (Vocal, Harmonica, Piano)
      Performer(s): Doug Wieselman (Guitar, Bass Clarinet), Kato Hideki (Bass)
      Album: Business Is Bad, Xtra WATT / ECM, Xtra WATT /14 376 8680
      Duration: 6:32
    • 00:09
      Title: Prelude A L'Apres-Midi D'Un Faune
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Prazak Quartet
      Performer(s): Václav Kunt (Flute), Lukas Verner (Dbl Bass), Slávka Vernerová Pechoková (Piano)
      Album: Claude Debussy - Chamber Music, Praga Digitals, PRD/DSD 250302
      Duration: 10:10
    • 00:19
      Title: Réverie
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Michal Kanka (Cello)
      Performer(s): Jaromír Klepac (Piano)
      Album: Claude Debussy - Chamber Music, Praga Digitals, PRD/DSD 250302
      Duration: 4:46
    • 00:26
      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
    • 00:28
      Title: The Way You Look Tonight
      Composer: Kern, Jerome/Fields, Dorothy
      Performer(s): Tony Bennett (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Tony Bennett (Vocal)
      Album: Tony Bennett - Sings The Ultimate American Songbook Vol.1, RPM Records/Columbia/Legacy, 88697 69259 2
      Duration: 3:25
    • 00:32
      Title: La Catedral - Movement I - Preludio (Saudade)
      Composer: Barrios-Mangore, Agustin
      Performer(s): David Russell (Guitar)
      Performer(s): David Russell (Guitar)
      Album: Music of Barrios - David Russell, Telrac, CD-80373
      Duration: 2:04
    • 00:34
      Title: Mu Suda, Arka Ules (Awake My Heart And Sing)
      Composer: Traditional / Hornung
      Performer(s): Eve Kopli (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Eve Kopli (Soprano), Heinavanker
      Album: Songs Of Olden Times - Estonian Folk Hymns And Runic Songs (Recordno: HMU 907488), Harmonia Mundi USA, HMU 907488
      Duration: 3:16
    • 00:38
      Title: Sibil-La Provencale
      Composer: French 12th / 13th C
      Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Soprano), Robert Crawfort Young (Oud), La Capella Reial De Catalunya
      Album: The Song Of The Sibyl (Recordno: NC 40020), Naive, NC 40020
      Duration: 13:10
    • 00:51
      Title: Somebody's Missing
      Composer: Brown, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Benny Brown (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
      Performer(s): Benny Brown Band
      Album: Brown, Phonobrothers, PB.14.005
      Duration: 7:11

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