The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    June 27. On tonight's BLUE, pianist Antti Siirala plays a waltz by Brahms; guitarist Grant Green performs original material; Vashti Bunyan sings one of her own songs; we hear celebrated Romanian pianist Dinu Lipatti with conductor Herbert von Karajan; a self-portrait by Charles Mingus (pictured); Joshua Bell "at home" with a sitar-player; Beady Belle, from a career retrospective; a new live recording of a Mendelssohn overture; and the last of the week's recordings by June Christy including her low-key reading of a Hoagy Carmichael song (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 26 April 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Vivaldi's Four Seasons reinvented by genre-hopping Max Richter. Like it or hate it - you be the judge all this week as the Blue Team compare back to back.

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    June 22nd - 28th: June Christy

    Something cool on the BLUE this week, as we remember a singer on the 25th anniversary of her passing. June Christy (who replaced Anita O’Day in the Stan Kenton Orchestra during the mid-1950s) enjoyed considerable solo success in the following decade. A four-time Downbeat winner, she also recorded with her husband, arranger/saxophonist Bob Cooper.

    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...
     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:59
      Title: Rain And Snow
      Performer(s): Public Domain
      Performer(s): Public Domain
      Duration: 2:30
    • 23:35
      Title: Beeswing
      Performer(s): Thompson, Richard
      Performer(s): Thompson, Richard
      Duration: 5:46
    • 23:54
      Title: A Case Of You
      Performer(s): Mitchell
      Performer(s): Mitchell
      Duration: 4:38
    • 00:02
      Title: Claudy Banks
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 7:04
    • 00:09
      Title: Berceuse
      Performer(s): Jarnfelt, Armas
      Performer(s): Jarnfelt, Armas
      Duration: 3:22

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