The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    August 30. On tonight's BLUE, we'll hear King Crimson's "Matte Kudasi"; a concertino which Sergei Prokofiev did not live to finish (one that was actually completed by his friend Rostropovich, working from a piano score and the cellist's memories of conversations between the two men); a meditation by flautist Susie Hodder-Williams and gamelan-player Chris Caldwell; Gospel music by Leo Welch; Letka's brand of "far off country"; a new double CD on Evidence Classics that finds Dominique Vellard conducting Ensemble Gilles Binchois, but this time in the performance of his own music; Roland Hanna's "Muses For Richard Davis", as it appears on an MPS re-issue; No Crows' realisation of a Radiohead tune; the epilogue from Tarik O'Regan's Irish colloquy (see BLUE TUNES, below); singer/songwriter Francesca Baines; and sax-player Art Pepper (pictured) plays a ballad. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 4 May 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    It's quality not quantity all this week as Blue plays the Chamber music of Maurice Ravel - not a huge repertoire but impressive; join Carl and Eamonn across the week nightly at 10.
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    Joe Boyd interview

    Eamonn Lenihan talks to record producer and author Joe Boyd, who shares his thoughts on Sandy Denny's career before, during and after her time with Fairport Convention.

      Blue Tunes Recommended -

    August 24th - 30th: Acallam na Senórach

    Acallam na Senórach is a setting by English composer Tarik O’Regan of a 12th Century text about the Fianna warriors Caílte mac Rónán and  Oisín, nephew of legendary Fionn Mac Cumhaill. O’Regan adapted the narrative into a one hour musical setting for solo guitar and chorus which was commissioned and recorded by Chamber Choir Ireland along with guitarist Stewart French. It’s under the Blue spotlight all this week.

    August 31st - September 6th: Memphis Slim

    Chatman was a blues pianist and singer who wrote enduring standards like “Everyday I Have The Blues”. He lived in France for the last 25 years of his life. In the week of the centenary of his birth, we’ll hear recordings made before and after he emigrated to Europe in 1963.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:36
      Title: Suite No.3 In D Major (2nd Movement)
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Duration: 5:29
    • 22:41
      Title: Chant From A Holy Book, Var. 1
      Performer(s): Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch
      Performer(s): Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch
      Duration: 6:27
    • 22:47
      Title: Un Jour Comme Un Autre
      Performer(s): Riviere/ Lasso/Bourgeois
      Performer(s): Riviere/ Lasso/Bourgeois
      Duration: 2:35
    • 23:11
      Title: Piano Trio In A Minor - I. Modere
      Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice
      Duration: 9:39
    • 23:42
      Title: La Casita De Mis Viejos
      Performer(s): Cobain / Cadicamo
      Performer(s): Cobain / Cadicamo
      Duration: 3:56
    • 00:07
      Title: Elegie In D Flatop17
      Performer(s): Glazunov, Alexander
      Performer(s): Glazunov, Alexander
      Duration: 6:54
    • 00:32
      Title: Lumen Valossa
      Performer(s): Alakotila, Timo
      Performer(s): Alakotila, Timo
      Duration: 5:14
    • 00:38
      Title: Sexfaldur
      Performer(s): Amina
      Performer(s): Amina
      Duration: 5:02
    • 00:48
      Title: Andantino Cantabile From Our Garden
      Performer(s): Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Part, Arvo
      Duration: 4:23
    • 00:53
      Title: Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten
      Performer(s): Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Part, Arvo
      Duration: 6:18

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