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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 24 April 2015

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Sinikka Langeland is a Norwegian folk singer/kantele-player. This week, hear selections from her 2015 - mostly instrumental - release for ECM, The half-finished Heaven.

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    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

    • 21:59
      Title: Funny
      Composer: Agossi / Jacot
      Performer(s): Mina Agossi (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Mina Agossi (Vocals)
      Album: Fresh, Self release, mina001
      Duration: 3:13
    • 22:04
      Title: Symphony No.9 In Eb Major (2nd Movement) Moderato
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri
      Performer(s): The Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre
      Performer(s): The Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre
      Album: Shostakovich - Symphony No.9, Violin Concerto No.1, Mariinsky Label, SACD MAR0524
      Duration: 7:13
    • 22:12
      Title: Lovely Willie
      Composer: Trad
      Performer(s): Eamon O'Leary (Vocals, Bouzouki.Guitar)
      Performer(s): Jefferson Hamer (Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin)
      Album: The Murphy Beds, Self Release 2015
      Duration: 5:12
    • 22:24
      Title: Labyrinth
      Composer: Stearns, Michael
      Performer(s): Michael Stearns (Keyboards, Programming)
      Performer(s): Michael Stearns (Keyboards, Programming), Miguel Rivera (Guitar)
      Album: musique méchanique (2-CD), Celestial Harmonies, 14102-2
      Duration: 7:02
    • 22:32
      Title: Concerto Quarto - Bb Major (3rd Movement) Andante
      Composer: Sammartini, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Fabio Bonizzoni (Organ, Direction)
      Performer(s): La Risonanza
      Album: Giuseppe Sammartini - Concertos For The Organ, Op.9, Glossa, GCD C81505
      Duration: 4:08
    • 22:37
      Title: Concerto For Viola D'Amore (2nd Movement) Largo
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Garth Knox (Viola D'Amore)
      Performer(s): Garth Knox (Viola D'Amore), Agnes Vesterman (Cello)
      Album: Saltarello - Garth Knox, ECM, ECM New Series 2157 476 4501
      Duration: 2:19
    • 22:38
      Title: Variation 15
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Britten Sinfonia
      Performer(s): Britten Sinfonia
      Album: Johann Sebastien Bach - Goldberg Variations, Harmonia Mundi, HMU 807633
      Duration: 4:31
    • 22:44
      Title: How Insensitive
      Composer: Jobim / De Moraes
      Performer(s): Biréli Lagrene (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Biréli Lagrene (Guitar)
      Album: Blue Note Plays Bossa Nova, Blue Note, 50999-215999-2-7
      Duration: 7:09
    • 22:52
      Title: Courting Is A Pleasure
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Nic Jones (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Nic Jones (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: Penguin Eggs, Topic Records, TSCD 411
      Duration: 5:23
    • 22:57
      Title: Coil & Spring
      Composer: O'Hooley, Belinda/ Tidow, Heidi
      Performer(s): O'Hooley & Tidow
      Performer(s): O'Hooley & Tidow, Gerry Diver (Multi-Instrumentalist)
      Album: The Hum, No Masters Co-Operative 2014, NMCD41
      Duration: 3:58
    • 23:07
      Title: Piano Quartet No.2 (2nd Movement) Andante Pensieroso Ed Espressivo
      Composer: Enescu, George
      Performer(s): Anne Solomon (Violin), Ralf Ehlers (Viola)
      Performer(s): Anne Solomon (Violin), Ralf Ehlers (Viola), Rebecca Gilliver (Cello), Dominic Saunders (Piano)
      Album: George Enescu - Piano Quintet, Piano Quartet No.2, Naxos, 8.557159
      Duration: 7:54
    • 23:15
      Title: Nonetheless
      Composer: Wheeler, Kenny
      Performer(s): Kenny Wheeler (Flugelhorn)
      Performer(s): Stan Sulzmann (Tenor Sax), John Paricelli (Guitar), Crhis Laurence (Dbl Bass), Martin France (Drums)
      Album: Songs For Quintet, ECM Records, ECM 2388 470 4653
      Duration: 4:54
    • 23:21
      Title: Ohio
      Composer: Griffin / Plant
      Performer(s): Patti Griffin (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Robert Plant (Vocals), Craig Ross (Guitars), Et Al
      Album: American Kid, New West Records, 60739662782
      Duration: 5:12
    • 23:26
      Title: First Watch
      Composer: Anderson, Kenny & Hopkins, Jon
      Performer(s): Kenny Anderson (Vocals, Lyrics, Acoustic Guitars And Samples)
      Performer(s): Kenny Anderson (Vocals, Lyrics, Acoustic Guitars And Samples), Jon Hopkins (Piano, Harmonium, Electronics, Field Recordings & Perc)
      Album: King Creosote & Jon Hopkins: Diamond Mine, Domino Recording, DSO38CD
      Duration: 2:36
    • 23:29
      Title: Voyage
      Composer: Couturier, Francois
      Performer(s): Anja Lechner (Cello), Francois Couturier (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anja Lechner (Cello), Francois Couturier (Piano)
      Album: Moderato cantabile, ECM Records, ECM 2367 481 0992
      Duration: 5:27
    • 23:36
      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
    • 23:40
      Title: Trilly
      Composer: Guidi, Giovanni
      Performer(s): Giovanni Guidi (Piano)
      Performer(s): Thomas Morgan (Dbl Bass), Joao Lobo (Drums)
      Album: This Is The Day, ECM Records, ECM 2403 470 9271
      Duration: 5:18
    • 23:45
      Title: The Impossibility Of Silence
      Composer: Sheppard, Andy
      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: 6:18
    • 23:53
      Title: String Quartet No.1 In F Major (2nd Movement) Adagio Affetuoso Ed Appasionato
      Composer: Beethoven Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Quartetto Di Cremona
      Performer(s): Cristiano Gualco, Paolo Andreoli (Violins), Simone Gramaglia (Viola), Giovanni Scaglione (Cello)
      Album: Beethoven - Complete String Quartets Vol. IV, audite, 92.683
      Duration: 9:01
    • 00:04
      Title: Lux Aeterna
      Composer: Clint Mansell
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet
      Album: Requiem for a Dream OST, Nonesuch, 7559-79611-2
      Duration: 3:54
    • 00:07
      Title: Once Upon A Distant Shore
      Composer: Parker, C.S.L.
      Performer(s): Claire Anne Lynch (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Claire Anne Lynch (Vocal), C.S.L. Parker (Piano), Martin Gruet (Double Bass)
      Album: Hold The Passion - a history of the focus theatre O.S.T., irish Contemporary Film Music, ICFMCD1
      Duration: 6:08
    • 00:14
      Title: The Woodcock's Flight
      Composer: Langeland, Sinikka
      Performer(s): Sinikka Langeland (Kantele)
      Performer(s): Lars Anders Tomter (Viola), Trygve Seim (Tenor Sax), Markku Ounaskari (Percussion)
      Album: The half-finished heaven, ECM Records, ECM 2377 377 7155
      Duration: 5:56
    • 00:20
      Title: Warp Dream
      Composer: Scholly, Norbert
      Performer(s): Rainer Bohm (Piano), Norbert Scholly (Acoustic Guitar)
      Performer(s): Rainer Bohm (Piano), Norbert Scholly (Acoustic Guitar)
      Album: Juvenile, Pirouet Records, PIT3082
      Duration: 7:17
    • 00:28
      Title: In A Landscape
      Composer: Cage, John
      Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)
      Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)
      Album: A Place Between - Louth Contemporary Music Society, Louth Contemporary Music Society, LCMS901
      Duration: 10:10
    • 00:38
      Title: Goodbye
      Composer: Olsson, Linnea
      Performer(s): Linnea Olsson (Voice And Cellos)
      Performer(s): Linnea Olsson (Voice And Cellos)
      Album: Ah!, Gotterfunk Productions, GFP001
      Duration: 3:38
    • 00:42
      Title: Cosmology
      Composer: Muthspiel, Wolfgang
      Performer(s): Dhaffer Youssef (Oud, Voice), Wolfgang Muthspiel (Guitar, Keyboards, Programming)
      Performer(s): Tom Harrell (Trumpet), Matthias Pichler (Bass), Alegre Correa (Drums)
      Album: Glow, Material Records, MRE 019-2
      Duration: 6:00
    • 00:50
      Title: The Thrill Is Gone
      Composer: Brown / Henderson
      Performer(s): Chet Baker (Vocal, Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Chet Baker (Vocal, Trumpet)
      Album: Chet Baker Sings And Plays Standards, Disky, SI 903625
      Duration: 2:51
    • 00:51
      Title: Sove Roleg
      Composer: Seglem / Wolff
      Performer(s): Karl Seglem (Reeds), Christoph Stiefel (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jullie Hjetland-Jensen (Voice), Et Al
      Album: Waves, Challlenge Records, CR73398
      Duration: 6:41

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