The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Friday's programme…

    May 22. Tonight, classical guitarist Raphaella Smits plays a 19th century piece by Bratislava-born Johann Kaspar Mertz; Frank Sinatra croons Matt Dennis; Jan Lundgren leads a piano trio on an instrumental album of Dennis songs; Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, sing something for the weekend, from a recent recording of music for Ascensiontide and Pentecost; more artists sing Dylan (see BLUE TUNES, below); the twin saxophones of Hodges and Gonsalves portray the star-crossed lovers for Ellington; and we hear a track from the new CD by Romain Leleu (pictured), which features trumpet concertos dating from the 20th and 21st century.

    Note - a 10:40pm start-time (approx), immediately following tonight's Friday Concert (which is available to view as a live stream)...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 17 May 2015


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Every night this week, we'll be featuring Brian Eno - keyboard-player, singer, multi-media artist, record producer, and the man who coined the phrase "ambient music".

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    Brian Eno: May 18th - 24th

    Bob Dylan celebrates his 74th birthday this week. His most recent release was an album of covers from the Sinatra discography. As a birthday tribute, we shine the spotlight on Dylan covers by others. Sadly there’s none from Ol’ Blue Eyes but there is plenty of choice, from Nico to Nickel Creek; Susanna and the Magical Orchestra to Martin Simpson; Joan Baez to Jeff Buckley. Dylan by others, all this week on The Blue of the Night...


    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover
      Composer: Simon, Paul
      Performer(s): Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Toots Thielemans (Harmonica)
      Performer(s): Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Toots Thielemans (Harmonica), Martin Taylor, Marc Fosset (Guitars), Brian Torff (Bass)
      Album: Bringing It Together, LiSem Enterprises, DKM801
      Duration: 4:49
    • 22:09
      Title: Wolfcry
      Composer: Porter, Gregory
      Performer(s): Gregory Porter (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Chip Crawford (Piano)
      Album: Liquid Spirit, Blue Note / Universal, 0602537410538
      Duration: 4:10
    • 22:13
      Title: The Seal Lullaby
      Composer: Whitacre, Eric
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), Pavao String Quartet
      Album: Catrin Finch - Lullabies, Deutsche Grammophon, 4791482
      Duration: 4:07
    • 22:18
      Title: Piano Concerto No.27 In Bb Major (2nd Movement) Larghetto
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Maria Joao Pires (Piano)
      Performer(s): Orchestra Mozart
      Album: Maria Joao Pires - Complete Concerto Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (5-CD), Deutsche Grammophon, 479 4370
      Duration: 6:23
    • 22:25
      Title: The Soul Of Carmen Miranda
      Composer: Cale / Eno
      Performer(s): John Cale (Vocals)
      Performer(s): John Cale (Vocals), Brian Eno
      Album: Words For The Dying, All Saints Records, ASCD09
      Duration: 3:24
    • 22:28
      Title: Mountain Of Needles
      Composer: D. Byrne/ B. Eno
      Performer(s): David Byrne/ Brian Eno (Guitars, Basses, Synths, Pers, Found Objects)
      Performer(s): David Byrne/ Brian Eno (Guitars, Basses, Synths, Pers, Found Objects)
      Album: My Life In the Bush of Ghosts, EG Records, CDEG 48
      Duration: 2:37
    • 22:33
      Title: Hear Me Talkin' To Ya
      Composer: Adderley / Adderley
      Performer(s): Horace Silver (Piano), Cannonball Adderley (Alto Sax), Donald Byrd (Trumpet), Nat Adderley (Cornet)
      Performer(s): Horace Silver (Piano), Cannonball Adderley (Alto Sax), Donald Byrd (Trumpet), Nat Adderley (Cornet), Kenny Clarke Septet
      Album: Kenny Clarke - Klook's the Man: Bohemia After Dark, Proper Records, P1579
      Duration: 9:10
    • 22:42
      Title: Quartet In Eb Major For Piano, Violin, Viola And Cello (3rd Movement) Andante Cantabile
      Composer: Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin), Paul Neubauer (Viola), David Finckel (Cello), Wu Han (Piano)
      Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin), Paul Neubauer (Viola), David Finckel (Cello), Wu Han (Piano)
      Album: Brahms Schumann Mahler - Piano Quartets, Deutsche Grammophon, 479 4609
      Duration: 6:37
    • 22:49
      Title: Des Pas Sur La Neige
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Ivan Ilic (Piano)
      Performer(s): Ivan Ilic (Piano)
      Album: Debussy: Préludes Pour Piano, Livres 1 et 2, Paraty, PARATY 108 105
      Duration: 3:52
    • 22:54
      Title: Kingdom Of Gold
      Composer: Knopfler, Mark
      Performer(s): Mark Knopfler (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Mark Knopfler (Vocal)
      Album: Mark Knopfler - Privateering, Mercury, 3707935
      Duration: 5:23
    • 23:01
      Title: When Lights Are Low
      Composer: Carter, Benny
      Performer(s): Oscar Peterson (Piano)
      Performer(s): Oscar Peterson (Piano), Sam Jones (Bass), Bobby Durham (Drums)
      Album: Exclusively For My Friends (4-CD), MPS, 513 833-2
      Duration: 10:57
    • 23:12
      Title: Phaedra (Extract)
      Composer: Franke / Baumann / Froese
      Performer(s): Tangerine Dream
      Performer(s): Tangerine Dream
      Album: A Brief History Of Ambient, Virgin Records, AMBT1
      Duration: 7:00
    • 23:20
      Title: River Of Tears
      Composer: Curiale, Joseph
      Performer(s): Ralph Morrison(Violin)
      Performer(s): Ralph Morrison(Violin), Malcolm Smith(Trumpet), Royal Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Awakening, Black Box, BBM1050
      Duration: 7:01
    • 23:27
      Title: Cuarteto De Cuerdas No. 2 Op. 15 - Langsam / Andante
      Composer: Zemlinsky, Alexander Von
      Performer(s): Cuarteto Casals
      Performer(s): Vera Martinez Mahner (Vl), Abel Tomas Realp (Vl), Jonathan Brown (Viola), Arnau Tomas Realp (Vlc), Cuarteto Casals
      Album: Debussy / Zemlinsky: Cuartedos de cuerdas - Cuarteto Casals, Harmonia Mundi, HMI 987057
      Duration: 5:19
    • 23:33
      Title: Turning The Gun On Myself
      Composer: Thompson, Teddy
      Performer(s): Teddy Thompson (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Jeff Hill (Bass), Marius De Vries (Keyboards, Percussion)
      Album: A Piece of What You Need, Verve, 1779769
      Duration: 4:20
    • 23:37
      Title: Ecstasy
      Composer: Pomus / Spector
      Performer(s): Art Van Damme (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Art Van Damme (Accordion)
      Album: Ecstasy
      Duration: 2:37
    • 23:40
      Title: I Once Loved A Lass
      Composer: Traditional / Robert Burns
      Performer(s): Karan Casey (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Karan Casey (Vocal)
      Album: Ships In the Forest, Crow Valley Music, CVCD001
      Duration: 5:20
    • 23:46
      Title: The Rope
      Composer: Baker, Chloe
      Performer(s): Chloe Baker A.K.A. Bitter's Kiss (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Chloe Baker A.K.A. Bitter's Kiss (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: Bitter's Kiss
      Duration: 3:31
    • 23:50
      Title: The Braes Of Auchtertye
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Caitlín Nic Gabhann (Concertina, Dance), Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Jack Talty (Keyboards)
      Album: Caitlín Ciarán, C&C1
      Duration: 4:09
    • 23:54
      Title: Trio For Violin, Cello And Piano (1st Movement) Adagio Non Troppo, Piu Mosso, Allegro Vivace
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin)
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin), Seattle Chamber Music Society
      Album: American Chamber Music, Onyx, ONYX 4129
      Duration: 7:13
    • 00:02
      Title: O Pater Omnipotens - In Principio
      Composer: Von Bingen, Hildegard
      Performer(s): Ensemble Fur Fruhe Musik Augsburg
      Performer(s): Ensemble Fur Fruhe Musik Augsburg
      Album: Gottliches Licht (Antiphone & Psalmen), Christophorus Records, CHE 0198-2
      Duration: 5:24
    • 00:08
      Title: Lost & Found
      Composer: Hales / Barnes
      Performer(s): Ben Williams (Dbl Bass), Christian Scott (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Marcus Strickland (Saxophones), Christian Sands (Keyboards) Et Al, Maria Im, Dima Dimatrova (Violins), Celia Hatton (Viola), Justina Sullivan (Cello)
      Album: Coming Of Age, Concord Jazz, 0888072357893
      Duration: 6:20
    • 00:14
      Title: I'M Thrilled
      Composer: Lippmann / Dee
      Performer(s): June Christy (Vocals)
      Performer(s): June Christy (Vocals)
      Album: The Best Of June Christy, Capitol, CDP 7 92588 2
      Duration: 2:50
    • 00:18
      Title: Bluetude Iii
      Composer: Hays, Kevin
      Performer(s): Kevin Hays (Piano)
      Performer(s): Kevin Hays (Piano)
      Album: Variations - Kevin Hays, Pirouet Records, PIT 3059
      Duration: 3:54
    • 00:22
      Title: Forever All
      Composer: Roesy
      Performer(s): Roesy (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Roesy (Guitar/Vocals)
      Album: Wolf Counsel, Roesymusic 2015, blck008
      Duration: 3:26
    • 00:26
      Title: Complex Heaven
      Composer: Eno, Brian
      Performer(s): Brian Eno (Computers)
      Performer(s): Brian Eno (Computers), Jon Hopkins (Piano, Keyboards, Electronics), Leo Abrahams (Guitar, Laptop, Guitare), Jez Wiles (Percussion)
      Album: Brian Eno: Small Craft on a Milk Sea, Warp Records, WARPCD207
      Duration: 3:05
    • 00:29
      Title: Etude No.9
      Composer: Villa-Lobos, Heitor
      Performer(s): Johannes Moller (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Johannes Moller (Guitar)
      Album: Johannes Moller - Guitar Recital, Naxos, 8.572715
      Duration: 5:18
    • 00:35
      Title: Benedicti E Laudati
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Trio Mediaeval
      Performer(s): Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth, Berit Opheim (Voices)
      Album: Aquilonis, ECM New Series, 2416 481 1160
      Duration: 4:40
    • 00:39
      Title: Wonderful Baby
      Composer: Mclean, Don
      Performer(s): Tommy Emmanuel (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Martin Taylor (Guitar)
      Album: The Colonel & The Governor, Mesa / Blue Moon, 2307
      Duration: 3:26
    • 00:43
      Title: Wild Bird
      Composer: Surman / Krog
      Performer(s): Nordic Quartet
      Performer(s): Karin Krog (Voice), John Surman (Saxophones / Clarinets), Terje Rypdal (Electric Guitar), Vigleik Storaas (Piano)
      Album: Nordic Quartet, ECM Records, ECM 1553 527 120-2
      Duration: 7:30
    • 00:51
      Title: It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)
      Composer: Lennox, Annie/Stewart, David
      Performer(s): Ane Brun (Vocals/Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ane Brun (Vocals/Guitar)
      Album: Rarities, Balloon Ranger Recordings, DEMPCD14
      Duration: 2:51
    • 00:54
      Title: Silent Partner
      Composer: Barber, Patricia
      Performer(s): Patricia Barber (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Patricia Barber (Vocal, Piano), John Mclean (Gtr), Dave Douglas (Trumpet), Michael Arnopol (Bass), Mark Walker (Drums)
      Album: Modern Cool - Patricia Barber, Blue Note / Premonition, 7243 5 21811 2 4
      Duration: 5:08

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