The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    March 1.  As the month of March comes in like a lion, we wind down with a Bach variation; Iiro Rantala's "Tears For Esbjorn"; movie music by a former Estonian Minister of Culture; new releases by oud-player Anouar Brahem and the late Kenny Wheeler (pictured); Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" performed on guitar, as well as original music by Leo Brouwer (see BLUE TUNES, below); Billy Strayhorn's "Blood Count" played on solo piano; 3 x Henry Purcell; 2 x Johnny Mandel; Argerich + Abbado + Beethoven; and a little Don McLean. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 1 March 2015

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Guitarist, educator and composer Leo Brouwer is dedicated to the musical culture of his native Cuba. This week we feature his familiar guitar music plus lesser known chamber works.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Leo Brouwer: February 23rd - March 1st

    Guitarist Leo Brouwer has dedicated himself to the musical culture of his native Cuba all his life, pursuing the role of composer, educator and guitarist as well as activist in the Cuban Communist Party.  Celebrating his 75th birthday this week, on Blue we sample Brouwer’s extensive catalogue with his well known guitar compositions and arrangements along with his lesser known chamber works.

    Wolfgang Muthspiel: March 2nd - 8th

    Wolfgang Muthspiel is the son of a choirmaster. He has studied at the New England Conservatory of Music and the Berklee College of Music. In the week the Austrian guitarist/composer celebrates his 50th birthday, we air nightly selections by an artist who works in both the classical and jazz arenas.

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Campina Andaluza
      Composer: Sabicas
      Performer(s): Ramon Ruiz (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ramon Ruiz (Guitar)
      Album: Sounds Of Spain & The Americas, Signum Classics, SIGCD405
      Duration: 4:00
    • 22:05
      Title: On The Shore
      Composer: Tuomi, Vesa
      Performer(s): Tango-Orkesteri Unto
      Performer(s): Tango-Orkesteri Unto, Pirjo Aittomaki (Vocals); Timo Alakotila (Piano); Johanna Juhola (Accord)
      Album: Finnish Tango Vol II; Cold Love, Arc Music, EUCD 2281
      Duration: 3:21
    • 22:15
      Title: A Tapestry Of Life (1st Movement) Stars Swarming
      Composer: Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Rautavaara - Before The Icons / A Tapestry Of Life, Ondine, ODE 1149-2
      Duration: 7:15
    • 22:23
      Title: Tears For Esbjorn (For Esbjorn Svensson)
      Composer: Rantala, Iiro
      Performer(s): Iiro Rantala (Piano)
      Performer(s): Iiro Rantala (Piano)
      Album: Lost Heroes, ACT Music 2011, ACT 9504-2
      Duration: 5:31
    • 22:30
      Title: Every Bag
      Composer: Mortensen / Sands
      Performer(s): Malene Mortensen (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Christian Sands (Keyboards), Burniss Earl Travis Ii (Bass), Terreon Gully (Drums)
      Album: Can't Help It, Stunt Records, STUCD 14162
      Duration: 5:28
    • 22:36
      Title: Trusting In The Rising Light
      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: 5:27
    • 22:42
      Title: Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor (2nd Movement) Largo
      Composer: Beethoven Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Martha Argerich (Piano)
      Performer(s): Mahler Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Martha Argerich & Claudio Abbado - Complete Concerto Recordings (5-CD), Deutsche Grammophon, 479 4155
      Duration: 10:21
    • 22:52
      Title: Everything That Lives Laments
      Composer: Jarrett, Keith
      Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano, Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Percussion)
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Dbl Bass), Paul Motian (Drums, Percussion)
      Album: Hamburg '72, ECM Records, ECM 2422 470 4256
      Duration: 9:44
    • 23:04
      Title: Speed Boat
      Composer: O'Neill, Lisa
      Performer(s): Lisa O'Neill (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Lisa O'Neill (Guitar/Vocals), Mossy Nolan (Guitar,Bouzouki); David Kitt (Various Instruments/Vocals)
      Album: Same Cloth or Not, Lisa O'Neill/Domino, LONCD002
      Duration: 4:26
    • 23:08
      Title: Look At Me
      Composer: Lennon, John
      Performer(s): John Lennon (Vocal / Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Lennon (Vocal / Guitar), Klaus Voormann (Bass), Ringo Starr (Drums)
      Album: Plastic Ono Band, Parlophone, CDP 7 46770 2
      Duration: 2:53
    • 23:11
      Title: Because
      Composer: Lennon/Mccartney
      Performer(s): Elliott Smith
      Performer(s): Elliott Smith
      Album: American Beauty, Warner Bros Records, 7599271902
      Duration: 2:18
    • 23:15
      Title: Gnossiennes (3rd Movement)
      Complete Work Name: Gnossiennes
      Composer: Satie, Erik
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): New London Orchestra
      Album: Erik Satie (Recordno: CDA66365), Hyperion, CDA66365
      Duration: 2:20
    • 23:16
      Title: Variation 25
      Composer: Bach, J.S.
      Performer(s): Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
      Performer(s): Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
      Album: Johann Sebastien Bach - Goldberg Variations, Orfeo, C 864 141 A
      Duration: 8:57
    • 23:27
      Title: Konstanz
      Composer: Weber, Eberhard
      Performer(s): Eberhard Weber (Electric Double Bass, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Ack Van Rooyen (Flugelhorn)
      Album: Encore, ECM Records, ECM 2439 471 2051
      Duration: 3:16
    • 23:31
      Title: O Solitude
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals), Giovanna Pessi (Baroque Harp) Jane Achtman (Viola De Gamba) Marcom Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)
      Album: If Grief Could Wait, ECM, ECM 2226 277 7197
      Duration: 6:14
    • 23:37
      Title: Music For A While
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): Garth Knox (Viola D'Amore)
      Performer(s): Garth Knox (Viola D'Amore), Agnes Vesterman (Cello)
      Album: Saltarello - Garth Knox, ECM, ECM New Series 2157 476 4501
      Duration: 3:29
    • 23:40
      Title: A New Ground
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): Naomi Berrill (Cello/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Naomi Berrill (Cello/Vocals)
      Album: From the Ground, Musicamorfosi, Lampi 014
      Duration: 2:21
    • 23:44
      Title: 3 Pieces Latino Americaines (3 Latin American Pieces)
      Composer: Brouwer, Leo
      Performer(s): Leo Brouwer (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Leo Brouwer (Guitar)
      Album: Leo Brouwer: De Bach a Los Beatles, Areito Records 1981, LD-3876
      Duration: 3:19
    • 23:47
      Title: The Entertainer
      Composer: Joplin, Scott
      Performer(s): Leo Brouwer (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Leo Brouwer (Guitar)
      Album: Leo Brouwer: De Bach a Los Beatles, Areito Records 1981, LD-3876
      Duration: 4:30
    • 23:51
      Title: Variations Sur Un Theme De Django Reinhardt - I. Introduction
      Composer: Brouwer, Leo
      Performer(s): Flavio Cucchi (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Flavio Cucchi (Guitar)
      Album: Popular Works By Leo Brouwer - Flavio Cucchi, Arc Music, EUCD 1442
      Duration: 0:55
    • 23:53
      Title: Nonetheless
      Composer: Wheeler, Kenny
      Performer(s): Kenny Wheeler (Flugelhorn)
      Performer(s): Stan Sulzmann (Tenor Sax), John Paricelli (Guitar), Crhis Laurence (Dbl Bass), Martin France (Drums)
      Album: Songs For Quintet, ECM Records, ECM 2388 470 4653
      Duration: 4:54
    • 23:58
      Title: Tracing The Outline (1st Movement)
      Composer: Metcalfe, John
      Performer(s): Matthew Barley (Cello)
      Performer(s): Matthew Barley (Cello)
      Album: Constant Filter, Signum Classics, SIGCD207
      Duration: 2:53
    • 00:03
      Title: On The Road
      Composer: Brahem, Anouar
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud)
      Performer(s): Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana
      Album: Souvenance - Music for oud, quartet and string orchestra (2-CD), ECM Records, ECM 2423/24 379 7776
      Duration: 7:59
    • 00:11
      Title: Für Lennart In Memoriam
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Talinn Chamber Orchestra
      Performer(s): Talinn Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Arvo Part - In Principio, ECM New Series 2050, 4766990
      Duration: 7:22
    • 00:18
      Title: Vincent
      Composer: Mclean, Don
      Performer(s): Brian Farrell (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Brian Farrell (Guitar)
      Album: Copper Lines, Tutti Productions, Tutti Productions 04
      Duration: 4:22
    • 00:23
      Title: Empty Chairs
      Performer(s): Don Mclean
      Performer(s): Don Mclean
      Album: American Pie
      Duration: 3:41
    • 00:26
      Title: Just A Child
      Composer: Mandel, Johnny
      Performer(s): Harry Allen (Tenor Saxophone), Jan Lundgren (Piano)
      Performer(s): Hans Backenroth (Bass), Kristian Leth (Drums)
      Album: Quietly There, Stunt Records, STUCD 14142
      Duration: 5:39
    • 00:32
      Title: A Time For Love
      Composer: Mandel / Webster
      Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocal), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
      Album: Here's to Life, Verve, 511 879-2
      Duration: 6:45
    • 00:39
      Title: Suite For Solo Lute - I: Allemande
      Composer: Pachelbel, Johann
      Performer(s): Ulrich Wedemeir (Theorbo)
      Performer(s): Ulrich Wedemeir (Theorbo)
      Album: Johann Pachelbel - Festal Sacred Music, Christophorus, CHR 77385
      Duration: 4:09
    • 00:43
      Title: Suite For Solo Lute - Ii: Courante
      Composer: Pachelbel, Johann
      Performer(s): Ulrich Wedemeir (Theorbo)
      Performer(s): Ulrich Wedemeir (Theorbo)
      Album: Johann Pachelbel - Festal Sacred Music, Christophorus, CHR 77385
      Duration: 2:27
    • 00:46
      Title: Suite For Solo Lute - Iii: Sarabande
      Composer: Pachelbel, Johann
      Performer(s): Ulrich Wedemeir (Theorbo)
      Performer(s): Ulrich Wedemeir (Theorbo)
      Album: Johann Pachelbel - Festal Sacred Music, Christophorus, CHR 77385
      Duration: 2:19
    • 00:49
      Title: Family Jul
      Composer: Dean, Kevin
      Performer(s): Kevin Dean (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Louis Stewart (Guitar), Neil Swainson (Bass)
      Album: Venous Lake, Gemini Records, GMCD 96
      Duration: 5:41
    • 00:55
      Title: Blood Count
      Composer: Strayhorn, Billy
      Performer(s): Vijay Iyer (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vijay Iyer (Piano)
      Album: Break Stuff - Vijay Iyer Trio, ECM Records, ECM 2420 470 8937
      Duration: 4:34

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