The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Feb 1. Chris Wood delivers the tale of a wise nobleman called "Lord Bateman"; Sandy Denny sings about the castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned; we'll also hear June Tabor's reading of "King Of Rome"; the second of "Tre Canti" by Ildebrando Pizzetti; singer-songwriters Kate Bush and John Martyn; 2 final selections from this week’s featured recording by Ryuichi Sakamoto and the Morelenbaums (see BLUE TUNES, below); a divertimento by Ture Rangstrom; a cover of Peter green's "Albatross"; Norma Winstone's interpretation of a song by the late Mike Taylor; and a new recording of Mark Anthony Turnage's "Prayer For A great Man". 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 31 January 2015


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    We mark Antonio Carlos Jobim's birthdate with the spotlight on "Casa" - a tribute album by Jacques and Paula Morelenbaum plus Ryuichi Sakamoto recorded in Jobim's home studio.

    Tom Jobim Tribute: January 26th - February 1st

    The cellist/arranger Jacques Morelenbaum and his singer/wife, Paula, were a big part of the life of Antonio Carlos Jobim (pictured), shaping the music of his last recordings. They paid a fitting tribute to “Tom” by recording an album in his Rio de Janeiro home studio - suitably titled "Casa".  We mark Tom Jobim’s birthday this week by shining the spotlight on this moving tribute with Ryucihi Sakamoto on piano and Jobim’s son Paulo on guitar.

    Bilingua: February 2nd - 8th

    Last November, Gael Linn released "Bilingua" - a previously unreleased recording by the late Eithne Ní Uallacháin who tragically passed away in 1999. As a member of the trio Lá Lugh, Eithne forged new interpretations of Irish traditional singing. But with "Bilingua" she composed new material of her own - yet still deeply rooted in the tradition. It's under the Blue spotlight all this week.


    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:48
      Title: Robbins Nest
      Composer: Thompson / Jacquet
      Performer(s): Hank Jones (Piano)
      Performer(s): Isa Eckinger (Bass), Kurt Bong (Drums), Ernie Heckscher Big Band
      Album: Have You Met This Jones? - Hank Jones Trio, MPS, 4250644871542
      Duration: 6:28
    • 22:55
      Title: Violin Concerto In C Major (2nd Movement) - Largo
      Composer: Dall'oglio, Domenico
      Performer(s): Giuliano Carmignola (Violin)
      Performer(s): Giuliano Carmignola (Violin), Venice Baroque Orchestra
      Album: Concerto Italiano - Carmignola / Venice Baroque Orchestra / Marcon, Archiv Produktion, 4776606
      Duration: 6:25
    • 23:02
      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
    • 23:08
      Title: Trouble In Mind
      Composer: Jones, Richard
      Performer(s): Jimmy Witherspoon (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Jimmy Witherspoon (Vocals), Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster (Saxes), Jimmy Rowles (Piano), Leroy Vinnegar (Bass), Mel Lewis (Drums)
      Album: The 'Spoon Concerts, Fantasy, FCD-24701-2
      Duration: 3:26
    • 23:12
      Title: Rotundellus
      Composer: Sabio, Alfonso
      Performer(s): Jordi Savall (Treble Viol)
      Performer(s): Pedro Estevan (Percussion)
      Album: La Lira D'Espéria II, Alia Vox, AVSA9907
      Duration: 5:40
    • 23:17
      Title: Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night): Adagio
      Composer: Schoenberg, Arnold
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Irish Chamber Orchestra: Night Moves, Own label
      Duration: 2:08
    • 23:21
      Title: Fellini's Waltz
      Composer: Morricone, Ennio
      Performer(s): Eric Vloeimans (Trumpet), Tuur Florizoone (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Jorg Brinkmann (Cello)
      Album: Eric Vloeiman's Oliver's Cinema, Buzz / Challenge Records, ZZ 76111
      Duration: 3:53
    • 23:25
      Title: Deborah's Theme
      Composer: Morricone, Ennio
      Performer(s): Dayna Stephens (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Brad Mehldau (Piano)
      Album: Peace
      Duration: 4:00
    • 23:31
      Title: Étude Xv
      Composer: Ligeti, Gyorgy
      Performer(s): The Cellar And Point
      Performer(s): The Cellar And Point
      Album: ambit, Cuneiform Records, Rune 376
      Duration: 3:23
    • 23:34
      Title: Worship
      Composer: Brun, Ane
      Performer(s): Ane Brun (Vocals/Accoustic Gtrs)
      Performer(s): Ane Brun (Vocals/Accoustic Gtrs), Jose Gonzalez (Vocals/Guitar)
      Album: It All Starts With One, Balloon Ranger Recordings, DEMCD12 Single CD
      Duration: 4:17
    • 23:39
      Title: Poison Tree
      Composer: Orton, Beth/ William Blake
      Performer(s): Beth Orton (Vocals/ Guitar)
      Performer(s): Beth Orton (Vocals/ Guitar), Rob Burger (All Keys), Brian Blade (Drums, Perc), Sebastian Steinberg (Bass)
      Album: Sugaring Season, Anti, 7118-2
      Duration: 4:05
    • 23:43
      Title: Violin Concerto No.1 In D Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Composer: Mlynarski, Emil
      Performer(s): Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      Performer(s): Eugene Ugorski (Violin), Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      Album: The Romantic Violin Concerto - 15, Mirare, MIR 252
      Duration: 7:11
    • 23:51
      Title: My Beloved Is Gone Down (Iii)
      Composer: Skempton, Howard
      Performer(s): Irish Youth Chamber Choir
      Performer(s): Irish Youth Chamber Choir
      Album: Rise up, my love: Irish Youth Chamber Choir, Ergodos, ER17
      Duration: 1:14
    • 23:53
      Title: Djangology
      Composer: Reinhardt, Django
      Performer(s): Dorado Schmitt (Guitar), Amati Schmitt (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Dorado + Amati Schmitt Group
      Album: Dorado + Amati Schmitt Group - Live, Stunt Records, STUCD 14152
      Duration: 3:38
    • 23:57
      Title: Alfie
      Composer: Bacharach / David
      Performer(s): Malene Mortensen (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Christian Sands (Keyboards), Burniss Earl Travis Ii (Bass), Terreon Gully (Drums)
      Album: Can't Help It, Stunt Records, STUCD 14162
      Duration: 5:15
    • 00:04
      Title: Tomorrow Is A Long Time
      Composer: Dylan, Bob
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: The Witmark Demos: 1962 - 1964 (2-CD), Columbia / Legacy, 88897 76179 2
      Duration: 3:46
    • 00:07
      Title: Bonita
      Composer: Jobim/ Gilbert
      Performer(s): Editora Musical Arapua/Corcovado Music
      Performer(s): Jacques Morelenbaum (Cello); Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano)
      Album: Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto; Casa, Sony Classical 2002, SK 89982
      Duration: 4:21
    • 00:11
      Title: Tiempos Primeros: Part Ii - La Casa Paterna
      Composer: Saluzzi, Dino
      Performer(s): Dino Saluzzi (Bandoneon)
      Performer(s): Dino Saluzzi Group
      Album: El Valle de la Infancia, ECM Records, ECM 2370 377 0032
      Duration: 6:25
    • 00:19
      Title: String Quartet No.4 In E Minor (3rd Movement) Andante
      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: 6:49
    • 00:26
      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
    • 00:30
      Title: Novelette
      Composer: Kabalevsky, Dmitry
      Performer(s): Leonard Elschenbroich (Cello)
      Performer(s): Alexander Grynyuk (Piano)
      Album: Leonard Elschenbroich - Prokofiev... Kabalevsky..., Onyx, ONYX 4122
      Duration: 2:29
    • 00:33
      Title: The Last Time I Saw Richard
      Composer: Mitchell
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal), Studio Orchestra
      Album: Travelogue, Nonesuch, 79817-2
      Duration: 4:59
    • 00:38
      Title: Fireflies
      Composer: Grant, John
      Performer(s): John Grant (Vocals, Piano)
      Performer(s): John Grant (Vocals, Piano), Fiona Brice (Strings)
      Album: Queen Of Denmark (Bonus CD), Bella Union, BELLACD235X
      Duration: 3:42
    • 00:43
      Title: When Lights Are Low
      Composer: Carter / Williams
      Performer(s): Sarah Vaughan (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Barney Kessel (Guitar), Joe Comfort (Bass)
      Album: Sarah Vaughan - The Divine, Vogue, VG 651 600017
      Duration: 2:52
    • 00:45
      Title: The Shadow Of Your Smile
      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: 8:00
    • 00:54
      Title: Saturday Sun
      Composer: Drake, Nick
      Performer(s): Nick Drake (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Nick Drake (Vocal, Piano)
      Album: Five Leaves Left, Island, 842 915-2
      Duration: 4:05

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