The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    August 2. Tonight, Eamonn presents an ecstatic Art van Damme; 2 x Boccherini; The Cinematic Orchestra's "Arrival Of The Birds"; a sample from the new CD by Anoushka Shankar (pictured); nocturnes by Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Scriabin, Olafur Arnalds and Pablo Held  (see BLUE TUNES, below); late career Billie Holiday; a bluesy "Please Don't Go"; the melodic ambience of UK electronica duo Digitonal; a Mendelssohn octet; new Eileen Tackney; Chet Baker with Paul Desmond; part of a Shostakovich chamber symphony; as well as Dick Gaughan and Leo Kottke. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 2 August 2015


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    The dictionary defines them as "inspired by, or evocative of, the night". Nocturnes - the perfect fit for the Blue of the Night all this week - from John Field, Chopin and others

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    July 27th - August 3rd: Nocturnes

    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.

    August 4th - 10th: Louis Armstrong

    Jazz music and Louis Armstrong grew up together. Both were from turn-of–the-20th-century New Orleans. An astounding an innovative soloist, “Satchmo” (short for "Satchelmouth") came to be known as a popular entertainer and an “ambassador” for jazz. Hear him nightly, in the week of the anniversary of his birth, interpreting everyone from Cole Porter to Fats Waller.


    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Arrival Of The Birds / Transformation
      Composer: Smith / Swinscoe
      Performer(s): The Cinematic Orchestra
      Performer(s): The Cinematic Orchestra
      Album: The Crimson Wing - Mystery of the Flamingoes
      Duration: 7:42
    • 22:09
      Title: Ecstasy
      Composer: Pomus / Spector
      Performer(s): Art Van Damme (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Art Van Damme (Accordion)
      Album: Ecstasy
      Duration: 2:37
    • 22:11
      Title: Please Don't Go
      Composer: Not Stated
      Performer(s): Floyd Dixon (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Floyd Dixon (Vocal)
      Album: Chess Blues - 3: 1954 - 1960, MCA / Chess, CHD4-9340 (CD3)
      Duration: 3:33
    • 22:15
      Title: Mona Ray
      Composer: Kottke, Leo
      Performer(s): Leo Kottke (Guitars)
      Performer(s): Leo Kottke (Guitars), Michael Johnson (Guitar)
      Album: Instrumentals - The Best Of The Capitol Years, Blue Note, 7243 5 42312 2 3
      Duration: 3:43
    • 22:20
      Title: Chamber Symphony "Symphonie Fur Streicher" - I: Andante
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri
      Performer(s): The Dmitri Ensemble
      Performer(s): The Dmitri Ensemble
      Album: Dimitri Shostakovich - Chamber Symphonies, Harmonia Mundi, HMU 907634
      Duration: 5:03
    • 22:25
      Title: Prelude In D Flat Major
      Composer: Arnalds, Olafur (Based On Chopin)
      Performer(s): Alice Sara Ott (Piano)
      Performer(s): Olafur Arnalds (Synths), String Quartet
      Album: The Chopin Project, Mercury Classics, 0028948114863
      Duration: 5:56
    • 22:33
      Title: Guru: Raga Jogeshwari (1st Movement) Alaap
      Composer: Shankar, Anoushka
      Performer(s): Anoushka Shankar (Sitar)
      Performer(s): Anoushka Shankar (Sitar)
      Album: Home, Deutsche Grammophon, 479 4785
      Duration: 11:07
    • 22:44
      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
    • 22:52
      Title: Guitar Quintet In D Major - Fandango
      Composer: Boccherini, Luigi
      Performer(s): Josetxu Obregón (Cello)
      Performer(s): La Ritirata
      Album: The Cello In Spain, Glossa, GCD 923103
      Duration: 8:04
    • 23:01
      Title: Cello Sonata In C Major (2nd Movement) Largo Assai
      Composer: Boccherini, Luigi
      Performer(s): Josetxu Obregón (Cello)
      Performer(s): La Ritirata
      Album: The Cello In Spain, Glossa, GCD 923103
      Duration: 5:08
    • 23:07
      Title: Nocturne
      Composer: Held, Pablo
      Performer(s): Pablo Held (Piano), John Scofield (Electric Guitar)
      Performer(s): Robert Landfermann (Bass), Jonas Birgwinkel (Drums)
      Album: Pablo Held - The Trio Meets John Scofield, Pirouet, PIT 3078
      Duration: 15:37
    • 23:23
      Title: Octet In Eb Major (2nd Movement) Andante
      Composer: Mendelssohn
      Performer(s): Mandelring Quartet
      Performer(s): Cremona String Quartet
      Album: Mendelssohn - Complete Chamber Music For Strings (4-CD), audite, 21.436
      Duration: 7:09
    • 23:31
      Title: May You Never
      Composer: Martyn, John
      Performer(s): John Martyn (Vocal)
      Performer(s): John Martyn (Vocal)
      Album: Solid Air, Island, 274/548147-2
      Duration: 3:42
    • 23:35
      Title: Calling All
      Composer: Tackney, Eileen
      Performer(s): Eileen Tackney (Synths), Martyn Barker (Percussion)
      Performer(s): Eileen Tackney (Synths), Martyn Barker (Percussion)
      Album: Towards The Sun, Self release,
      Duration: 4:35
    • 23:40
      Title: Song For Ireland
      Composer: Colclough
      Performer(s): Dick Gaughan
      Performer(s): Dick Gaughan
      Album: Handful of Earth, Green Linnet, GLCD106
      Duration: 4:57
    • 23:46
      Title: All The Way
      Composer: Cahn / Van Heusen
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Janet Putnam (Harp), Hank Jones (Celesta), Kenny Burrell (Guitar), Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
      Album: Lady In Autumn (2-CD), Verve, 849 434-2
      Duration: 3:24
    • 23:50
      Title: O'Er The Border
      Composer: Trad Arr Mooney
      Performer(s): Shona Mooney (Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Shona Mooney (Fiddle)
      Album: Northumbrian Exchanges, sfz Music, SFZM0114
      Duration: 5:38
    • 23:55
      Title: Time Has Told Me
      Composer: Drake, Nick
      Performer(s): Joel Frederiksen (Bass, Lute)
      Performer(s): Joel Frederiksen (Bass, Lute), Ensemble Phoenix Munich
      Album: Requiem for a Pink Moon, Harmonia Mundi, HMC 90211
      Duration: 4:12
    • 00:04
      Title: Nocturne For The Left Hand Alone In D Flat Major Op. 9 No. 2
      Composer: Scriabin, Alexander
      Performer(s): John O Conor (Piano)
      Performer(s): John O Conor (Piano)
      Album: Piano Classics - Popular Works for Solo Piano - John O' Conor, Telarc, CD-80313
      Duration: 5:19
    • 00:06
      Title: Trois Nocturnes - I: Nuages
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Debussy... Ravel... - L.S.O., André Previn, EMI Classics, CDD 7 64056 2
      Duration: 8:01
    • 00:14
      Title: Maris Stella
      Composer: Digitonal
      Performer(s): Digitonal
      Performer(s): Digitonal
      Album: Be Still My Bleeping Heart, Just Music, TAO 035
      Duration: 6:19
    • 00:21
      Title: Never Again
      Composer: Thompson, Richard
      Performer(s): Linda Thompson (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Linda Thompson (Vocals), Richard Thompson (Guitar, Vocals), Et Al
      Album: The End Of The Rainbow, Island, IMCD 270 / 52456-2
      Duration: 3:12
    • 00:24
      Title: Concierto De Aranjuez
      Composer: Rodrigo, Joaquin
      Performer(s): Chet Baker (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Chet Baker (Trumpet), Paul Desmond (Sax), Jim Hall (Guitar), Roland Hanna (Piano), Ron Carter (Bass), Steve Gadd (Drums)
      Album: Chet Baker & Paul Desmond: Together - The Complete Studio Recordings, Epic, 472984 2
      Duration: 19:18
    • 00:45
      Title: En Reve (Nocturne)
      Composer: Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Paul Lewis (Piano)
      Performer(s): Paul Lewis (Piano)
      Album: Liszt - Sonata in B Minor, Piano Works, Harmonia Mundi, HMA1951845
      Duration: 2:34
    • 00:47
      Title: Quanta Qualia
      Composer: Hawes, Patrick
      Performer(s): Janet Coxwell (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Janet Coxwell (Soprano), English Chamber Orchestra, Conventus
      Album: Blue in Blue, Black Box, Bbm1081
      Duration: 4:55
    • 00:52
      Title: Chopin Prelude In E Minor Op28 No 4
      Composer: Chopin
      Performer(s): Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)
      Performer(s): Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)
      Album: Breathe - The Relaxing Harp, Telarc, CD80678
      Duration: 1:59
    • 00:55
      Title: Fly By Night
      Composer: Wold, Steve
      Performer(s): Seasick Steve (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Seasick Steve (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: I Started Out With Nothing And I Still Got Most Of It Left, Warner Bros, 825846941117
      Duration: 3:08

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