The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    March 29.Win, lose or draw (fans of "The Boys In Green" or Poland), Eamonn warms down after the Euro qualifier with part of a movie soundtrack by Polish bandleader Krzystof Komeda; a Scarlatti sonata performed on solo piano; a cover version of Aphex Twin's "Flim"; Courtney Pine's bass clarinet version of "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square"; a reading of "Weeping, Sad and Lonely" by Anonymous 4; 3 x Prokofiev; new and vintage - with The Incredible String Band - Robin Williamson (pictured); 2014 Ernie Watts (the 2-time Grammy-winner is on the faculty for the forthcoming Sligo Jazz get together); and the last pieces of the week by Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 28 April 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - a musical journey through centuries, genres and soundscapes.

    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.

    Anouar Brahem: March 30th - April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, "Souvenance" is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:36
      Title: They Can't Take That Away From Me
      Performer(s): George And Ira Gershwin
      Performer(s): George And Ira Gershwin
      Duration: 4:28
    • 22:47
      Title: Lullaby From The Westcoast Sleepers
      Performer(s): Richter, Max
      Performer(s): Richter, Max
      Duration: 2:17
    • 22:54
      Title: Forever You
      Performer(s): Danielsson, Lars
      Performer(s): Danielsson, Lars
      Duration: 4:19
    • 23:02
      Title: Re: Stacks
      Performer(s): Bon Iver
      Performer(s): Bon Iver
      Album: For Emma, Forever Ago
      Duration: 6:56
    • 23:39
      Title: Last Rites For The Promised Land (5th Movement)
      Performer(s): Mcfarland, Gary
      Performer(s): Mcfarland, Gary
      Duration: 4:56
    • 23:43
      Title: All Of You
      Performer(s): Porter, Cole
      Performer(s): Porter, Cole
      Duration: 4:27
    • 23:54
      Title: Suite For Strings - Ii. Andante
      Performer(s): Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Performer(s): Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Duration: 6:58
    • 00:03
      Title: My Lady Hudson's
      Performer(s): Dowland, John
      Performer(s): Dowland, John
      Duration: 3:51
    • 00:44
      Title: Sun Against My Eyes
      Performer(s): Schott
      Performer(s): Schott
      Duration: 4:37
    • 00:55
      Title: By The Time I Get To Phoenix
      Performer(s): Jimmy Webb
      Performer(s): Jimmy Webb
      Album: Ten Easy Pieces
      Duration: 4:39
    • 01:06
      Title: Puncture Repair
      Performer(s): Elbow
      Performer(s): Elbow
      Album: Leaders of the Free World, V2 Music, VVR1032552
      Duration: 1:48

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