The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    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 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.

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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: 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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