The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    August 2. Tonight, Eamonn presents an ecstatic Art van Damme; 2 x Boccherini; The Cinematic Orchestra's "Arrival Of The Birds"; a sample from the new CD by Anoushka Shankar (pictured); nocturnes by Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Scriabin, Olafur Arnalds and Pablo Held  (see BLUE TUNES, below); late career Billie Holiday; a bluesy "Please Don't Go"; the melodic ambience of UK electronica duo Digitonal; a Mendelssohn octet; new Eileen Tackney; Chet Baker with Paul Desmond; part of a Shostakovich chamber symphony; as well as Dick Gaughan and Leo Kottke. 10pm...

    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 -

    July 27th - August 3rd: Nocturnes

    They are described as a single-movement character piece usually written for solo piano. First created by Irishman John Field – forever associated with Frederic Chopin - but the list of nocturne composers is extensive. We’ll draw from that list all week – the dictionary defines them as “inspired by, or evocative of, the night”. Nocturnes - the perfect fit for The Blue Of The Night.

    August 4th - 10th: Louis Armstrong

    Jazz music and Louis Armstrong grew up together. Both were from turn-of–the-20th-century New Orleans. An astounding an innovative soloist, “Satchmo” (short for "Satchelmouth") came to be known as a popular entertainer and an “ambassador” for jazz. Hear him nightly, in the week of the anniversary of his birth, interpreting everyone from Cole Porter to Fats Waller.

     

    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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