The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    July 5. Tonight, Eamonn links a Romanian folk dance by Bartok; the late Gerry Rafferty; a new recording by Irish resident Felip Carbonell; solo piano music by Hans Otte (pictured); singer/songwriter Tori Amos; a big band arrangement of an Astor Piazzolla tune; the slow movement of a Beethoven piano concerto; Eddie Vedder, performing a John Lennon song; a little Junior Wells; orchestrated Debussy; Norma Winstone's re-invention of a melody you may know from a Pedro Almodovar movie; dolo Ketil Bjornstad; music by Karl-Birger Blomdahl; Norway's Beady Belle; Alexi Korner with Davy Graham; Britten for solo guitar; a selection from a tribute album to jazz artist Horace Parlan; and Iva Bittova puts her slant on Janacek and Moravian folk (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 4 July 2015


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Czech singer Iva Bittova and the Skampa Quartet give a personal interpretation of Janácek's collection of Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs marking the the composer's birthdate.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    June 29th - July 5th: Iva Bittova sings Janácek

    Czech composer Leoš Janácek was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music. This week we honour his birthdate by featuring an album in which Czech singer Iva Bittova and the Skampa Quartet present a personal interpretation of Janácek’s collection of Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs. Masterful accompaniment to Bittova’s stunning vocals every night this week...

    July 6th - 12th: Trio Mediaeval "Aquilonis"

    All this week, we’ll be listening to the latest Trio Mediaeval CD. “Aquilonis” comprises Icelandic chant, early Italian sacred songs, contemporary Swedish works, 15th-century English carols and Norwegian folk melodies; and it’s the first time the singers have accompanied themselves on instruments.


    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:07
      Title: Indoor Fireworks
      Composer: Costello
      Performer(s): The Costello Show Featuring His Confederates
      Performer(s): The Costello Show Featuring His Confederates
      Album: The Very Best Of Elvis Costello, Universal, 5464902
      Duration: 4:05
    • 22:08
      Title: To Anacreon In Heaven
      Composer: Smith, John Stafford
      Performer(s): Jim Beard (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jim Beard (Piano)
      Album: Show of Hands, Moosicus Records, M 1210-2
      Duration: 2:00
    • 22:13
      Title: Etude 3
      Composer: Muhly, Nico
      Performer(s): Nadia Sirota (Viola)
      Performer(s): Nadia Sirota (Viola)
      Album: Baroque, New Amsterdam Records, HVALUR17CD
      Duration: 5:03
    • 22:19
      Title: The Man I Love
      Composer: Gershwin, George
      Performer(s): Frank Braley (Piano)
      Performer(s): Frank Braley (Piano)
      Album: George Gershwin - Piano Works, Harmonia Mundi, HMG 501883
      Duration: 2:25
    • 22:21
      Title: Summertime
      Composer: Gershwin/Heyward
      Performer(s): Lou Rawls (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Lou Rawls (Vocal)
      Album: Lou Rawls Finest Collection, EMI Gold, 724354173325
      Duration: 3:30
    • 22:25
      Title: Blues For J
      Composer: Smith, James
      Performer(s): Jimmy Smith (Hammond Organ)
      Performer(s): Jimmy Smith (Hammond Organ), Kenny Burrell (Guitar), Grady Tate (Drums)
      Album: Walk On The Wild Side - Best Of The Verve Years (2-CD), Verve, 527 950-2
      Duration: 5:18
    • 22:33
      Title: Something's Gotta Give
      Composer: Mercer, Johnny
      Performer(s): Jonah Jones (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Jonah Jones (Trumpet), George Rhodes (Piano) John Browne (Bass) Harlod Austin (Drums)
      Album: Jonah Jones At The Embers, Mosaic Records, MCD 1017
      Duration: 2:38
    • 22:35
      Title: Sittin' On Top Of The World
      Composer: Burnett, Chester
      Performer(s): Howlin' Wolf (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar)
      Performer(s): Howlin' Wolf (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Eric Clapton (Lead Guitar), Steve Winwood (Kybds), Bill Wyman (Bass), Charlie Watts (Drums), Et Al
      Album: The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions, Chess, CHBD 9297
      Duration: 3:55
    • 22:39
      Title: In Christ There Is No East Or West
      Composer: Public Domain
      Performer(s): Leo Kottke (Guitars)
      Performer(s): Leo Kottke (Guitars)
      Album: Instrumentals - The Best Of The Capitol Years, Blue Note, 7243 5 42312 2 3
      Duration: 2:12
    • 22:42
      Title: Songs America Loves To Sing - Xx. Anniversary Song
      Composer: Harbison, John
      Performer(s): Members Of Camerata Pacifica
      Performer(s): Adrian Spence (Flute), Jose Franch-Ballester (Clarinet), Paul Huang (Violin), Ani Aznavoorian (Cello), Warren Jones (Piano)
      Album: John Harbison: String Trio, Four Songs Of Solitude, Songs America Loves To Sing, Harmonia Mundi, HMU 907619
      Duration: 2:29
    • 22:49
      Title: Sextet For Clarinet, Piano & String Quartet (2nd Movement) Lento
      Composer: Copland, Aaron
      Performer(s): Corinne Stillwell (Violin), Pamela Ryan (Viola)
      Performer(s): Corinne Stillwell (Violin), Pamela Ryan (Viola), Enhaké
      Album: Gulfstream - American Chamber Music, Naxos, 8.559692
      Duration: 4:39
    • 22:55
      Title: Hard Times Come Again No More
      Composer: Foster, Stephen
      Performer(s): Anonymous 4 (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Bruce Molsky (Vocals, Fiddle)
      Album: Anonymous 4: 1865, Harmonia Mundi, HMU 807549
      Duration: 4:21
    • 23:00
      Title: Last Rites For The Promised Land (5th Movement)
      Composer: Mcfarland, Gary
      Performer(s): Marvin Stamm (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Marvin Stamm (Trumpet)
      Album: America The Beautiful, DCC Jazz, DJZ-615
      Duration: 4:41
    • 23:05
      Title: Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
      Composer: Ellington / Russell
      Performer(s): Duke Ellington (Piano)
      Performer(s): Duke Ellington (Piano), Ray Brown (Double Bass)
      Album: This One's For Blanton, Pablo, OJCCD-810-2
      Duration: 5:36
    • 23:11
      Title: Same Old Man
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Karen Dalton (Vocal, Guitar, Banjo)
      Performer(s): Karen Dalton (Vocal, Guitar, Banjo), Harvey Brooks (Bass) Et Al
      Album: In My Own Time, Light In The Attic Records, LITA 022
      Duration: 2:45
    • 23:14
      Title: Blowin' In The Wind
      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: 2:38
    • 23:16
      Title: Better World A-Comin'
      Composer: Guthrie, Woody
      Performer(s): Woody Guthrie (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Woody Guthrie (Vocals)
      Album: Hard Travellin', Prism Leisure, PLATCD 906
      Duration: 3:08
    • 23:21
      Title: Mysterious Mountain: Andante Espressivo
      Composer: Hovhaness, Alan
      Performer(s): Seattle Symphony
      Performer(s): Seattle Symphony
      Album: Alan Hovhaness - Mysterious Mountain; Symphony No.2..., Delos, De3157
      Duration: 5:27
    • 23:26
      Title: Elegy
      Composer: Carter, Elliott
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin)
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin), Seattle Chamber Music Society
      Album: American Chamber Music, Onyx, ONYX 4129
      Duration: 4:34
    • 23:32
      Title: America
      Composer: Simon, Paul
      Performer(s): Tim Morrison (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Tim Morrison (Trumpet), Boston Pops Orchestra
      Album: Boston Pops - The Green Album, Sony Classical, Sk48224
      Duration: 4:14
    • 23:36
      Title: Golden Pond
      Composer: Thile, Chris
      Performer(s): Chris Thile (Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Chris Thile (Mandolin)
      Album: Chris Thile: Stealing Second, Sugar Hill Records, SHCD 3863
      Duration: 3:12
    • 23:39
      Title: Blues
      Composer: Marsalis, Wynton
      Performer(s): Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Branford Marsalis (Tenor Sax), Kenny Kirkland (Piano) Et Al
      Album: Black Codes (From the Underground), Columbia, 40009
      Duration: 5:23
    • 23:45
      Title: First Impressions
      Composer: Meyer, Edgar
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Mark O Connor (Violin) Edgar Meyer (Piano)
      Album: Yo-Yo Ma / Edgar Meyer / Mark O Connor / Appalachia Waltz, Sony Music Entertainment Inc, SK68460
      Duration: 4:07
    • 23:49
      Title: String Quartet In B Minor (2nd Movement) Molto Adagio
      Composer: Barber, Samuel
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin)
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin), Seattle Chamber Music Society
      Album: American Chamber Music, Onyx, ONYX 4129
      Duration: 7:34
    • 23:58
      Title: Send In The Clowns
      Composer: Sondheim, Stephen
      Performer(s): Eydie Gormé
      Performer(s): Eydie Gormé
      Album: Eydie Gormé Sings/Canta, President Records, PRCD238
      Duration: 4:43
    • 00:04
      Title: Maré (Tide)
      Composer: Maranhao, Rodrigo
      Performer(s): Antonio Zambujo (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Antonio Zambujo (Vocals), José Miguel Conde (Clarinet), Carlos Manuel Proenca (Acoustic Guitar), André Conde (Trombone)
      Album: Quinto - Antonio Zambujo, World Village, WVF 479069
      Duration: 2:40
    • 00:06
      Title: American Tunes
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Gerry O'Beirne (Guitars/Ukelele)
      Performer(s): Gerry O'Beirne (Guitars/Ukelele), Rosie Shipley (Fiddle)
      Album: Yesterday I Saw The Earth Beautiful, Shipwhistle Records, 1003
      Duration: 4:53
    • 00:11
      Title: Plastic Flowers
      Composer: Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Album: Storytone, Reprise, 9362-49317-0
      Duration: 4:04
    • 00:16
      Title: All I Want
      Composer: Mitchell
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal), James Taylor (Guitar);
      Album: Blue
      Duration: 3:34
    • 00:20
      Title: I Cannot See
      Composer: Hulsmann / Dickinson
      Performer(s): Roger Cicero (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Roger Cicero (Vocal), Julia Hulsmann (Piano), Marc Muellbauer (Bass), Heinrich Kobberling (Drums)
      Album: Good Morning Midnight, Act Music, ACT 9709-2
      Duration: 6:14
    • 00:26
      Title: Not John
      Composer: Wainwright, Loudon
      Performer(s): Loudon Wainwright
      Performer(s): Loudon Wainwright
      Album: One Man Guy - The Best Of Loudon Wainwright 1982 - 1986, Music Club, MCCD 166
      Duration: 4:23
    • 00:31
      Title: American Rhapsody
      Composer: Delius, Frederick
      Performer(s): Royal Scottish National Orchestra
      Performer(s): Royal Scottish National Orchestra
      Album: Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Naxos, 8.557143
      Duration: 9:29
    • 00:41
      Title: Zpevulenka (Ked Si Ja Zazpjevam) A Little Girl Singing
      Composer: Janacek, Leos
      Performer(s): Iva Bittova (Vcl/Vln)
      Performer(s): Iva Bittova (Vcl/Vln), Skampa String Quartet
      Album: Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs, Supraphon 2004, SU 3794-2
      Duration: 2:33
    • 00:44
      Title: Going Home
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Bass), Hank Jones (Piano)
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Bass), Hank Jones (Piano)
      Album: Come Sunday, Emarcy, B0016390-02
      Duration: 4:11
    • 00:47
      Title: Largo
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Lew Soloff (Trumpet), Kenny Barron (Piano)
      Performer(s): Lew Soloff (Trumpet), Kenny Barron (Piano), Roy Hargrove & Tom Harrell (Flugelhorns)
      Album: Brownie - Homage To Clifford Brown, Emarcy / Universal France, 522 363-2
      Duration: 2:55
    • 00:51
      Title: Fourth Of July
      Composer: Stevens, Sufjan
      Performer(s): Sufjan Stevens (Vocals/ Instruments
      Performer(s): Sufjan Stevens (Vocals/ Instruments, Thomas Bartlett(Piano); Laura Veirs (Vocals)
      Album: Carrie and Lowell
      Duration: 4:39
    • 00:55
      Title: Starless And Bible Black
      Composer: Tracey, Stan
      Performer(s): Stan Tracey (Piano)
      Performer(s): Stan Tracey (Piano), Bobby Wellins (Saxophone), Jeff Clyne (Bass), Jackie Dougan (Drums)
      Album: Under Milk Wood, Jazzizit, JITCD 9815
      Duration: 3:51

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