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 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.

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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

    • 22:36
      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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