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    March 29.Win, lose or draw (fans of "The Boys In Green" or Poland), Eamonn warms down after the Euro qualifier with part of a movie soundtrack by Polish bandleader Krzystof Komeda; a Scarlatti sonata performed on solo piano; a cover version of Aphex Twin's "Flim"; Courtney Pine's bass clarinet version of " A nightingale Sang In Berkley Square"; a reading of "Weeping, Sad and Lonely" by Anonymous 4; 3 x Prokofiev; new and vintage - with The Incredible String Band - Robin Williamson pictured); 2014 Ernie Watts (the 2-time Grammy-winner is on the faculty for the forthcoming Sligo Jazz get together); and the last pieces of the week by Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 28 March 2015


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    We feature self-taught composer Enrique Granados on the anniversary of his death in the English Channel - Julian Bream and Bill Evans among those performing his music.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Enrique Granados: March 23rd - 29th

    Ninety-nine years ago, while much of Europe was at war, Enrique Granados was savouring a Metropolitan Opera House premiere that was so successful that he received an invite from the White House. Triumph quickly turned to tragedy on the homeward journey across the Atlantic: Spain may have been a neutral country, but a German torpedo sunk the ship he was aboard. The self-taught composer - weighed down by the gold paid to him by the Met management - drowned in the English Channel, trying to rescue his wife. All this week, the music of Granados is featured on the programme. Listen out for performances by Julian Bream, on guitar; and jazzman Bill Evans, on piano.

    Anouar Brahem: March 30th - April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, "Souvenance" is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:44
      Title: Carezza-Vals (Caress Waltz)
      Composer: Granados, Enrique
      Performer(s): Douglas Riva (Piano)
      Performer(s): Douglas Riva (Piano)
      Album: Granados - Album Of Melodies, Naxos, 8.557142
      Duration: 6:32
    • 22:50
      Title: Danza Espanola No.5
      Composer: Granados, Enrique
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Album: Spanish Guitar Recital, RCA, 74321680162
      Duration: 4:20
    • 22:55
      Title: Saturday Night Fish Fry
      Composer: Louis Jordan-Ellis Walsh
      Performer(s): Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
      Performer(s): Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
      Album: No Moe! Louis Jordan's Greatest Hits, Hot Record Society, HRS020
      Duration: 5:24
    • 23:04
      Title: Scorching Bay
      Composer: Metcalfe, John
      Performer(s): John Metcalfe (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Metcalfe (Guitar)
      Album: John Metcalfe: Scorching Bay, Black Box, Bbm1082/1
      Duration: 5:54
    • 23:08
      Title: Pear
      Composer: Bowness / Chilvers
      Performer(s): Tim Bowness (Vocals, Guitars), Peter Chilvers (Keyboards, Bass, Electric Guitar, Percussion)
      Performer(s): Michael Bearpark (Guitar Solo)
      Album: california, norfolk (2-CD), Burning Shed, bshed1306
      Duration: 4:30
    • 23:13
      Title: Piano Concerto No.1 In Bb Minor (2nd Movement)
      Composer: Tchaikovsky
      Performer(s): Martha Argerich (Piano)
      Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic
      Album: Martha Argerich & Claudio Abbado - Complete Concerto Recordings (5-CD), Deutsche Grammophon, 479 4342
      Duration: 6:30
    • 23:19
      Title: String Quartet No.2 In A Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio Non Lento
      Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Chiaroscuro Quartet
      Performer(s): Alina Ibragimova, Pablo Hernán Benedí (Violins), Emilie Hornlund (Viola), Claire Thirion (Cello)
      Album: Chiaroscuro Quartet - Mozart, Mendelssohn, Aparté, AP092
      Duration: 6:25
    • 23:27
      Title: Blues Run The Game
      Composer: Frank, Jackson
      Performer(s): Jackson C. Frank (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Jackson C. Frank
      Album: Acoustic Songbook, EMI, 7243 8 75356 2 6 VIDCD 673
      Duration: 3:32
    • 23:32
      Title: Imaginary Cities 1 - Compassion
      Composer: Potter, Chris
      Performer(s): Chris Potter (Tenor & Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana, Underground Orchestra
      Album: Imaginary Cities, ECM Records, ECM ECM 2387 470 4075
      Duration: 8:34
    • 23:42
      Title: The Light Streams In
      Composer: Langeland / Transtromer
      Performer(s): Sinikka Langeland (Vocals, Kantele)
      Performer(s): Lars Anders Tomter (Viola), Trygve Seim (Tenor Sax), Markku Ounaskari (Percussion)
      Album: The Half-Finished Heaven, ECM Records, ECM 2377 377 7155
      Duration: 4:29
    • 23:46
      Title: Smile
      Composer: White / A O'Sullivan / D O'Sullivan
      Performer(s): Freddie White (Vocals, Guitar, Banjo)
      Performer(s): Freddie White (Vocals, Guitar, Banjo), John Ryan (Keyboards) Declan Sinnott (All Other Instruments)
      Album: My Country, Little Don Records, LDCD-0112-2
      Duration: 3:54
    • 23:50
      Title: Lullaby
      Composer: Borchert, Johanna
      Performer(s): Johanna Borchert (Vocals, Piano)
      Performer(s): Fred Frith (Guitars), Shahzad Ismaily (Bass, Guitar), Julian Sartorius (Drums)
      Album: FM Biography, Yellowbird, YEB-7744
      Duration: 3:53
    • 23:55
      Title: Symphony No.11 - Family Reflections
      Composer: Nyman, Michael
      Performer(s): Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
      Performer(s): Kathryn Rudge (Mezzo-Soprano), Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir
      Album: Symphony No.11: Hillsborough Memorial, MN Records, MNRCD136
      Duration: 8:35
    • 00:06
      Title: Roads
      Composer: Williamson, Robin
      Performer(s): Robin Williamson (Vocal, Celtic Harp, Guitar, Hardanger Fiddle, Whistles)
      Performer(s): Mat Maneri (Viola), Ches Smith (Vibes, Percussion)
      Album: Trusting in The Rising Light, ECM Records, ECM 2393 378 0287
      Duration: 5:23
    • 00:10
      Title: Sonata In E K.32
      Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico
      Performer(s): John Feeley (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Feeley (Guitar)
      Album: Guitar Music From Ireland And Spain, CBA Classics, CBACD125
      Duration: 2:14
    • 00:13
      Title: Impro 11 - Sense For Sorroll
      Composer: Savall, Ferran
      Performer(s): Ferran Savall (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ferran Savall (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Impro, Alia Vox, AVSA9906
      Duration: 4:20
    • 00:18
      Title: Fly
      Composer: Chisholm, Hayden
      Performer(s): Hayden Chisholm (Alto Saxophone)
      Performer(s): John Taylor (Piano), Matt Penman (Bass)
      Album: Breve, Pirouet, PIT 3081
      Duration: 6:15
    • 00:24
      Title: Tenderly
      Composer: Gross, Walter/Lawrence, Jack
      Performer(s): Barney Kessel (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Barney Kessel (Guitar), Shelly Manne (Drums)
      Album: Barney Kessel: The First Four Albums (Easy Like/Kessel Plays Standards/To Swing Or Not To Swing/Musi, Avid Jazz, AMSC921
      Duration: 3:15
    • 00:31
      Title: Zamba Del Panuelo
      Composer: Leguizamón, Gustavo
      Performer(s): Pablo Márquez (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Pablo Márquez (Guitar)
      Album: El Cuchi Bien Temperado, ECM New Series, ECM 2380 481 0972
      Duration: 4:34
    • 00:36
      Title: Spin Bird
      Composer: Moore, Kate
      Performer(s): Saskia Lankhoorn (Piano)
      Performer(s): Saskia Lankhoorn (Piano)
      Album: Kate Moore - Dances and Canons, ECM New Series, 2344 481 0963
      Duration: 3:38
    • 00:41
      Title: Voyage
      Composer: Couturier, Francois
      Performer(s): Anja Lechner (Cello), Francois Couturier (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anja Lechner (Cello), Francois Couturier (Piano)
      Album: Moderato cantabile, ECM Records, ECM 2367 481 0992
      Duration: 5:27
    • 00:46
      Title: Make It Last
      Composer: Haymes, Bob
      Performer(s): Polly Gibbons (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tamir Hendelman (Piano), Anthony Wilson (Guitar), Christian Howes (Violin), Kevin Axt (Bass), Ray Brinker (Drums)
      Album: Many Faces Of Love (CD / DVD), Resonance Records, RCD-1022
      Duration: 5:39
    • 00:52
      Title: Black Swann
      Composer: Menotti, Gian Carlo
      Performer(s): Sonia Wieder-Atherton (Cello)
      Performer(s): Bruno Fontaine (Piano)
      Album: Little Girl Blue - From Nina Simone, Naive, V 5376
      Duration: 6:46

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