The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Friday's programme…

    March 27. Tonight, Eamonn links the title track of Sarah McQuaid's new album; Stravinsky's "The Sacrifice"; a young Polish jazz trio led by Marcin Wasilewski (in this, the week of PolskaÉire); a Pixies tune arranged for piano; Hugh Hopper's "Dedicated To You" performed by a saxophone quartet; music by Enrique Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below); John Martyn's "Small Hours"; a slice of contemporary jazz-cum-electronica by Bugge Wesseltoft (pictured), Henrik Schwartz and Dan Berglund; the opening movement of a choral work by Nico Muhly; movie music by Loudon Wainwright; Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel; and the slow movement of a Martinu concerto for two pianos. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 22 March 2015

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Four years to record - 1000 years in the making. Preab Meadar is our featured CD this week - i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge. Bígí linn gach oiche - every night at 10.

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    Enrique Granados: March 23rd - 29th

    Ninety-nine years ago, while much of Europe was at war, Enrique Granados was savouring a Metropolitan Opera House premiere that was so successful that he received an invite from the White House. Triumph quickly turned to tragedy on the homeward journey across the Atlantic: Spain may have been a neutral country, but a German torpedo sunk the ship he was aboard. The self-taught composer - weighed down by the gold paid to him by the Met management - drowned in the English Channel, trying to rescue his wife. All this week, the music of Granados is featured on the programme. Listen out for performances by Julian Bream, on guitar; and jazzman Bill Evans, on piano.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Time Lapse
      Composer: Marconi Union
      Performer(s): Marconi Union (All Instruments)
      Performer(s): Marconi Union (All Instruments)
      Album: Different Colours, Just Music, TAO048
      Duration: 7:45
    • 22:08
      Title: Suite For Strings - Ii. Andante
      Composer: Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Performer(s): Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
      Performer(s): Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Northern Highlights - The Unltimate Finnish Orchestral Favourites, ONDINE, ODE9912
      Duration: 6:43
    • 22:15
      Title: Suite For Violin And String Orchestra - Ii. Evening In Spring
      Composer: Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): Dong-Suk Kang (Violin)
      Performer(s): Dong-Suk Kang (Violin), Lahti Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Finlandia - A Festival Of Finnish Music, BIS, BIS-CD-575
      Duration: 2:55
    • 22:19
      Title: Séadnadh Mór
      Composer: Daire Bracken & Lorcán Mac Mathúna
      Performer(s): Daire Bracken & Lorcán Mac Mathúna
      Performer(s): Daire Bracken & Lorcán Mac Mathúna
      Album: preab meadar, DBLM01
      Duration: 3:29
    • 22:22
      Title: I Have A Dream (Extract)
      Composer: Baptiste / Okri
      Performer(s): Ben Okri (Recitation), Denys Bapriste (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Ben Okri (Recitation), Denys Bapriste (Tenor Saxophone), Abram Wilson (Trumpet), Omar Puente (Violin), Andrew Mccormack (Piano), Gary Crosby (Dbl Bass) Et Al
      Album: Let Freedom Ring!, Dune Records, DUNECD010
      Duration: 5:40
    • 22:30
      Title: Castles
      Composer: Bartlett, Thomas/ Amidon, Sam
      Performer(s): Thomas Bartlett Aka Doveman (Vocals, Piano,Et Al)
      Performer(s): Thomas Bartlett Aka Doveman (Vocals, Piano Et Al), Nico Muhly (Celeste)
      Album: The Conformist, Brassland, HWY 023
      Duration: 3:49
    • 22:33
      Title: Hearts And Bones
      Composer: Simon, Paul Arr Nico Muhly
      Performer(s): Sam Amidon (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Aurora Orchestra
      Album: Roadtrip, Warner Classics, 0825646327911
      Duration: 4:50
    • 22:39
      Title: Galveston
      Composer: Webb, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Jimmy Webb (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Jimmy Webb (Vocals), Fred Tackett (Guitar)
      Album: Archive (1979 - 1977), WEA, 9548-32063-2
      Duration: 4:10
    • 22:43
      Title: Wichita Lineman
      Composer: Webb, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Laura Collins (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Laura Collins (Vocal), Barry Green (Piano)
      Album: Introducing Laura Collins - Baltimore Oriole, Spotlite, SPJ CD 580
      Duration: 5:44
    • 22:49
      Title: Etudes-Tableaux - Lento Assai In A Minor, No.2
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
      Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
      Album: Rachmaninoff Edition (Boxed Set), Brilliant Classics, 9013 / 20
      Duration: 7:01
    • 22:56
      Title: Vespers - Nyne Otpushchayeshi
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Vladimir Mostovoy (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Vladimir Mostovoy (Tenor), St Petersburg Chamber Choir
      Album: The number one Rachmaninov album CD 2, Universal Classics & Jazz UK, 4765900
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:02
      Title: Blue Bossa
      Composer: Dorham, Kenny
      Performer(s): Joe Henderson (Tenor Sax)
      Performer(s): Kenny Dorham (Trumpet), Mccoy Tyner (Piano)
      Album: Blue Note Plays Bossa Nova, Blue Note, 50999-215999-2-7
      Duration: 7:58
    • 23:11
      Title: Michelle
      Composer: Woods, Chris
      Performer(s): Chris Woods (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Chris Woods (Guitar)
      Album: Stories for Solo Guitar, Chris Woods Groove, Chris Woods Groove Download
      Duration: 4:41
    • 23:16
      Title: By The Ohio
      Composer: Shelley, Joan
      Performer(s): Joan Shelley (Guitar, Banjo, Wurlitzer Vocal)
      Performer(s): Joan Shelley (Guitar, Banjo, Wurlitzer Vocal), Ben Sollee (Cello, Bass), Daniel Joseph Dorff (Drums, Perc)
      Album: Joan Shelley: Ginko, Ol Kentuck, OK 003
      Duration: 3:30
    • 23:19
      Title: Farley Bridge
      Composer: Chisolm, Duncan
      Performer(s): Alasdair Fraser (Fiddle) And Natalie Haas (Cello)
      Performer(s): Alasdair Fraser (Fiddle) And Natalie Haas (Cello)
      Album: Abundance, Culburnie Records, CUL124
      Duration: 4:02
    • 23:24
      Title: Pastoral Suite For Flute, String, Orchestra And Harp Op.31b: (Iii) Saraband
      Composer: De Frumerie, Gunnar
      Performer(s): Sarah Lindloff (Flute)
      Performer(s): Sarah Lindloff (Flute), Swedish Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Swedish Orchestral Favourites Vol.2, NAXOS, 8.553715
      Duration: 2:51
    • 23:29
      Title: Prelude No. 2, Opus 11
      Composer: Scriabin, Alexander
      Performer(s): Chick Corea (Piano)
      Performer(s): Chick Corea (Piano)
      Album: Chick Corea: Solo Piano originals, Strech Records, SCD-9029-2
      Duration: 5:06
    • 23:35
      Title: I Didn't Know About You
      Composer: Ellington / Russell
      Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Johnn Hodges (Alto Saxophone), Duke Ellington Orchestra
      Album: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (2-CD), Verve, 559 248-2
      Duration: 4:13
    • 23:39
      Title: Evening Star
      Composer: Fripp / Eno
      Performer(s): Robert Fripp (Guitars) Brian Eno (Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Robert Fripp (Guitars) Brian Eno (Keyboards)
      Album: A Brief History Of Ambient, Virgin, AMBT1
      Duration: 7:29
    • 23:47
      Title: Estudio Op. 6-12 Andante
      Composer: Sor, Fernando
      Performer(s): Gunter Weber (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Gunter Weber (Guitar)
      Album: Castillos - Gunter Weber, Jardis Records, JRCD 9715
      Duration: 4:01
    • 23:51
      Title: Angel Song
      Composer: Hawes, Patrick
      Performer(s): Clio Gould (Violin)
      Performer(s): Clio Gould (Violin), Hugh Webb (Harp)
      Album: Angel - Patrick Hawes, Decca, 3742046
      Duration: 5:49
    • 23:57
      Title: Just A Gigolo
      Composer: Caesar / Casucci
      Performer(s): Svend Asmussen (Violin)
      Performer(s): Georges Arvanitas (Piano), Patrice Solas (Dbl Bass), Charles Saudrais (Srums)
      Album: Embraceable You, Storyville, 101 4296
      Duration: 4:33
    • 00:04
      Title: The River
      Composer: Buckley, Tim
      Performer(s): Clayhill (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Clayhill (Vocals)
      Album: Dream Brother: The Songs of Tim and Jeff Buckley, AMG Pop/ Full Time Hobby Records, R 817813
      Duration: 5:52
    • 00:09
      Title: Song Of The Magician
      Composer: Buckley, Tim
      Performer(s): Tim Buckley
      Performer(s): Tim Buckley
      Album: Tim Buckley, Rhino Handmade, RHM2526087
      Duration: 3:04
    • 00:13
      Title: Love In Unlikely Places
      Composer: Simcock, Gwilym/Walker, Mike
      Performer(s): The Impossible Gentlemen
      Performer(s): Mike Walker (Guitar); Gwilym Simcock (Piano); Steve Swallow (El Bass); Steve Rodby(Acoustic Bass); Adam Nussbaum (Drums)
      Album: Internationally Recognised Aliens, Basho Records 2013, Basho Records SRCD43-2
      Duration: 4:46
    • 00:17
      Title: Not Like This
      Composer: Lubbock, Jeremy
      Performer(s): Polly Gibbons (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tamir Hendelman (Piano), Anthony Wilson (Guitar), Christian Howes (Violin), Kevin Axt (Bass), Ray Brinker (Drums)
      Album: Many Faces Of Love (CD / DVD), Resonance Records, RCD-1022
      Duration: 4:46
    • 00:22
      Title: The Turning House
      Composer: Langley / Hall
      Performer(s): Noel Langley (Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Et Al)
      Performer(s): Ruth Hall (Harp), Keith Fairbairn (Vibraphone, Marimba), Alcyona Mick (Piano)
      Album: Edentide, Suntara Records, SUN7422002
      Duration: 2:49
    • 00:26
      Title: Norsk Suite (4th Movement)
      Composer: Brustad, Bjarne
      Performer(s): Jorunn Marie Bratlie (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jorunn Marie Bratlie (Piano), Morten Carlsen (Viola)
      Album: Norwegian Neoclassical Music (3-CD), Euridice, EUCD 43
      Duration: 3:08
    • 00:30
      Title: O Pulcherimma Mulierum
      Composer: Plummer, John
      Performer(s): Hilliard Ensemble
      Performer(s): David James (Countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor), Steve Harrold (Tenor), Gordon Jones (Baritone)
      Album: Transeamus, ECM New Series, 2408 418 1106
      Duration: 3:17
    • 00:32
      Title: Gnossienne # 1
      Composer: Satie, Erik
      Performer(s): Tony Mcmanus (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tony Mcmanus (Guitar)
      Album: Mysterious Boundaries, Greentrax Recordings, CDTRAX 376
      Duration: 4:00
    • 00:37
      Title: Lichen
      Composer: Aphex Twin
      Performer(s): Aphex Twin (Richard D. James)
      Performer(s): Aphex Twin (Richard D. James)
      Album: Selected Ambient Works 2, Warp Records, WARPCD021
      Duration: 4:13
    • 00:41
      Title: As I Roved Out
      Composer: Trad Arr Planxty
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine
      Album: Planxty. The Well Below The Valley, 1988 Shanachie Records Corp, 79010
      Duration: 5:21
    • 00:47
      Title: Barely A Moon
      Composer: Chisholm, Hayden
      Performer(s): Hayden Chisholm (Alto Saxophone)
      Performer(s): John Taylor (Piano), Matt Penman (Bass)
      Album: Breve, Pirouet, PIT 3081
      Duration: 8:27
    • 00:56
      Title: English Rose
      Composer: Weller, Paul
      Performer(s): Paul Weller (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Paul Weller (Vocal, Guitar), The Jam
      Album: True Acoustic (3-CD), Spectrum, 530 201-2
      Duration: 2:49

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