The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    April 19. "Composing means finding something that I had absolutely no idea of when I started..." - Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen. On tonight's BLUE, Eamonn presents a sample of Abrahamsen's music from a new release on the Winter & Winter label; also coming our way this Sunday night, a recent recording by jazz trumpeter Paolo Fresu; violinist Rachel Kolly d'Alba's reading of a work by Ernest Chausson; a traditional song from Kosovo; a Matt Dennis song, as well as the man himself, interpreting someone else's material; two more performances by The Unthanks (see BLUE TUNES, below); a sample from a recent CD of concertos for the organ (composed by Giuseppe Sammartini in the early 18th century); a medley of Paul Simon (pictured) material; and a jazz piano trio led by Giovanni Guidi. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 18 April 2015

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Mount the Air is the latest studio album from the Northumbrian singing group The Unthanks - folk tinged yet contemporary. Hear tracks, and more from their catalogue all this week.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    The Unthanks: April 13th - 19th

    They have interpreted songs by Robert Wyatt and Antony & the Johnsons, a rousing brass band collaboration and captured the folk history of their native Northumbria.  Now The Unthanks, led by sisters Rachel and Becky, release a studio album that is folk tinged yet contemporary. A recent Dublin appearance was hailed as "magnificent". "Mount The Air" is our featured album. Hear it, along with their back catalogue – nightly at 10.

    Sinikka Langeland: April 20th - 26th

    Sinikka Langeland, a graduate of the University of Oslo, has studied piano, guitar and contemporary folksong. Since 1981, she's been especially interested in the kantele, or table harp. We'll hear original compositions from "The half-finished Heaven", her latest ECM release, all this week on BLUE.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:05
      Title: Chaconne In G Minor
      Composer: Vitali, Tomaso Antonio
      Performer(s): Olga Georgievskaya (Piano)
      Performer(s): Olga Georgievskaya (Piano)
      Album: Chaconnes & Songs, Odradek Records, ODRCD318
      Duration: 11:31
    • 22:17
      Title: The Music Weaver
      Composer: Denny
      Performer(s): Sandy Denny (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Sandy Denny (Vocal)
      Album: Listen Listen: An Introduction to Sandy Denny, Island, 524 511-2
      Duration: 3:21
    • 22:21
      Title: Anachie Gordon
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): The Unthanks
      Performer(s): The Unthanks
      Album: Here's The Tender Coming - The Unthanks, Rabble Rouser / EMI, 687 1222
      Duration: 8:15
    • 22:41
      Title: The Ballad
      Composer: Hinze, Chris
      Performer(s): Chris Hinze (Flute), Henny Vonk (Vocal), Et Al
      Performer(s): Chris Hinze (Flute), Henny Vonk (Vocal), Et Al
      Album: Mission Suite - Chris Hinze Combination
      Duration: 3:51
    • 22:45
      Title: Heavy Weather
      Composer: York, Andrew
      Performer(s): Andrew York (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Andrew York (Guitar), Tim Timmermans (Udu)
      Album: Andrew York: Hauser Sessions, Majian Music, MM001CD
      Duration: 7:53
    • 22:53
      Title: Dawn
      Composer: Stevenson
      Performer(s): Savourna Stevenson (Harp)
      Performer(s): Savourna Stevenson (Harp)
      Album: Acoustic Music Unwired From Around The World, World Music Network, RGNET 1023 CD
      Duration: 3:12
    • 22:57
      Title: Twenty-Eight
      Composer: Aimée / Kendall / Valeanu
      Performer(s): Cyrille Aimée (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Michael Valeanu, Adrien Moignard, Guilherme Monteiro (Guitars), Et Al
      Album: It's a Good Day, Mack Avenue, MAC 1087
      Duration: 3:20
    • 23:01
      Title: Just (After Song Of Songs)
      Composer: Lang, David
      Performer(s): Trio Mediaeval
      Performer(s): Garth Knox (Viola D'Amore); Agnes Vesterman (Cello); Sylvain Lemetre (Percussion)
      Album: SinGle Release, Louth Contemporary Music Society 2015, LCMS 1501
      Duration: 12:47
    • 23:14
      Title: Calder
      Composer: Lage, Julian
      Performer(s): Nels Cline, Julian Lage (Electric And Acoustic Guitars)
      Performer(s): Nels Cline, Julian Lage (Electric And Acoustic Guitars)
      Album: ROOM, Mack Avenue, MAC1091
      Duration: 4:37
    • 23:19
      Title: Magpie
      Composer: The Unthanks
      Performer(s): The Unthanks
      Performer(s): The Unthanks
      Album: Mount the Air, Rabbel Rouser, UR001CD
      Duration: 5:08
    • 23:25
      Title: Variation 25
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Britten Sinfonia
      Performer(s): Britten Sinfonia
      Album: Johann Sebastien Bach - Goldberg Variations, Harmonia Mundi, HMU 807633
      Duration: 5:50
    • 23:32
      Title: Symbiosis - 2nd Movement, Part 1
      Composer: Ogerman, Claus
      Performer(s): Bill Evans (Piano)
      Performer(s): Marty Morell, Eddie Gomez, Claus Ogerman
      Album: Symbiosis, MPS, 731452338129
      Duration: 9:14
    • 23:42
      Title: Hark!
      Composer: Velocity Trio
      Performer(s): Dennis Rollins (Trombone, Electronics)
      Performer(s): Ross Stanley (Hammond B3 Organ), Pedro Segundo (Drums, Percussion)
      Album: Symbiosis - Dennis Rollins' Velocity Trio, Dennis Rollins, DRV0001
      Duration: 3:07
    • 23:45
      Title: James Dean Crash
      Composer: Shore, Howard
      Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Crash - Complete Original Score Remastered, Howe Records, HWR-1015
      Duration: 3:00
    • 23:48
      Title: Hollow Point
      Composer: Wood, Chris
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Guitar/Vocals), Andy Gangadeen(Drums); Robert Jarvis (Trombone); Barney Morse Brown(Cello)
      Album: Handmade Life, English Accoustic Collective, RUFCD012
      Duration: 7:28
    • 23:56
      Title: A Lark Above The Trenches
      Composer: Streets, John William / Rossi, Laura
      Performer(s): Chamber Orchestra Of London
      Performer(s): Chamber Orchestra Of London, Rsvp Voices
      Album: Voices of Remembrance, 2NX, 2NX-004
      Duration: 3:27
    • 00:01
      Title: Kas Sureb Nii Mu Koirge Armsam Elu? (Must You Die Like That, My Dearest Life?)
      Composer: Traditional / Schultz
      Performer(s): Eve Kopli (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Eve Kopli (Soprano), Heinavanker
      Album: Songs Of Olden Times - Estonian Folk Hymns And Runic Songs (Recordno: HMU 907488), Harmonia Mundi USA, HMU 907488
      Duration: 4:29
    • 00:04
      Title: Zomer
      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: 4:01
    • 00:11
      Title: Philadelphia
      Composer: Young
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Album: Philadelphia (Music From the Motion Picture), Epic, 4749982
      Duration: 4:00
    • 00:15
      Title: My Favorite Things
      Composer: Rodgers / Hammerstein
      Performer(s): Youn Sun Nah (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Youn Sun Nah (Vocals)
      Album: Same Girl, Act Music, ACT 9024-2
      Duration: 3:58
    • 00:18
      Title: Lil' Darlin'
      Composer: Hefti, Neal
      Performer(s): Milt Buckner (Hammond Organ)
      Performer(s): Jimmy Woode (Bass), Kenny Clare (Drums)
      Album: Locked Hands
      Duration: 6:10
    • 00:25
      Title: Violin Concerto In D Minor (2nd Movement) Langsam
      Composer: Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Isabelle Faust (Violin)
      Performer(s): Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
      Album: Robert Schumann - Violin Concerto, Harmonia Mundi, HMC 902196
      Duration: 5:23
    • 00:31
      Title: Piano Sonata In C Minor Op 10 No. 1 - Movement Ii - Adagio Molto
      Complete Work Name: Piano Sonata In C Minor Op 10 No. 1
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
      Performer(s): Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (complete) - Friedrich Gulda - Disk 2, Brilliant Classics, 92773/2
      Duration: 7:18
    • 00:39
      Title: Lost In The Stars
      Composer: Anderson / Weill
      Performer(s): Elvis Costello (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Elvis Costello (Vocals), Brodsky Quartet
      Album: September Songs - Various, Sony Classical, SK 63046
      Duration: 3:56
    • 00:43
      Title: I Want To Vanish
      Composer: Costello, Elvis
      Performer(s): Andy Sheppard (Tenor / Soprano Saxophones)
      Performer(s): Eivind Aarset (Guitar), Michel Benita (Dbl Bass), Sebastien Rochford (Drums)
      Album: Surrounded By Sea - Andy Sheppard Quartet, ECM Records, ECM 2432 471 4273
      Duration: 5:15
    • 00:49
      Title: This Woman's Work
      Composer: Bush, Kate
      Performer(s): Kate Bush (Vocals, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Kate Bush (Vocals, Keyboards), Albert Mcintosh, Jacob Thorn (Vocals)
      Album: Director's Cut, Fish People, 5099902777221
      Duration: 6:29
    • 00:56
      Title: It's A Blue World
      Composer: Bourne
      Performer(s): Art Van Damme (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Art Van Damme Quintet
      Album: It's a Blue World
      Duration: 3:07

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