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    March 28. Just before the clocks jump forward an hour, Eamonn presents singer-songwriter Johanna Borchert (pictured); pianistic Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below); Tim Bowness and Phil Chilvers from a release named in honour of a beach in Norfolk; John Metcalfe, from his tribute to "Scorching Bay" near Wellington; Auckland-born sax-player Hayden Chisholm; a solo piano piece by Australian-born composer Kate Moore; Argentinian guitarist Pablo Márquez; part of Michael Nyman's "Hillsborough Memorial"; and a 2015 release from Chris Potter Underground Orchestra. 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.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    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

    • 22:59
      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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