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 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 -

    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: 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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