The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    April 26. Tonight, we'll hear Bjork, from "Post"; drummer Karl Latham, leading a combo on a new CD inspired by Bjork's music; German drummer Eva Klesse, and her acoustic quartet; solo piano music by Australian composer Kate Moore; Scottish singer/songwriter Robin Williamson; an MPS re-issue of a recording by former Miles Davis sideman Red Garland; Gorecki's "Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs"; Brazilian musician Ed Motta, in advance of his appearance at next weekend's Bray Jazz Festival; the voice of Elina Duni (pictured); Luiza Borac, performing Enescu for piano; plus the last selection of the week by Sinikka Langeland (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 19 May 2013

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    Inspired by Finnish folk, Timo Alakotila is a contemporary composer/pianist whose varied musical gems are unveiled this week on the Blue.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Sinikka Langeland: April 20th - 26th

    Sinikka Langeland, a graduate of the University of Oslo, has studied piano, guitar and contemporary folksong. Since 1981, she's been especially interested in the kantele, or table harp. We'll hear original compositions from "The half-finished Heaven", her latest ECM release, all this week on BLUE.

    Chatham Saxophone Quartet: April 27th - May 3rd

    As RTÉ Lyric FM marks its 16th birthday on Friday of this week - we choose music and song from the extensive and highly thought of Lyric CD label which showcases Irish musical talent in both performance and composition. These selections will include a preview of a new release featuring the Chatham Saxophone Quartet (pictured) performing new Irish works.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 21:55
      Title: Stratospheres
      Composer: Garbi
      Performer(s): Andy Garbi
      Performer(s): Andy Garbi
      Album: The Sound of One, PRS Foundation for New Music, Ais Cd 1001
      Duration: 5:32
    • 22:07
      Title: Pictures At An Exhibition: Promenade - Gnomus
      Performer(s): Mussorgsky, Modest
      Performer(s): Mussorgsky, Modest
      Duration: 4:20
    • 22:12
      Title: Fragile
      Performer(s): Sumner, Gordon
      Performer(s): Sumner, Gordon
      Duration: 3:29
    • 22:15
      Title: At One
      Performer(s): Portman, Tom
      Performer(s): Portman, Tom
      Duration: 2:30
    • 22:17
      Title: Our Lady Of The Shooting Stars
      Performer(s): Gauthier, Mary
      Performer(s): Gauthier, Mary
      Duration: 3:44
    • 22:22
      Title: Three Poems: After Long Silence / She Weeps Over Rahoon / Will Y
      Performer(s): Ardley, Neil
      Performer(s): Ardley, Neil
      Duration: 11:39
    • 22:34
      Title: No. 11
      Performer(s): Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch
      Performer(s): Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch
      Duration: 7:10
    • 22:41
      Title: Piano Sonata No. 2 In A Major (2) Largo Appassionato
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 6:49
    • 22:53
      Title: Oh Love
      Performer(s): Brun, Ane
      Performer(s): Brun, Ane
      Duration: 4:33
    • 23:06
      Title: The West Coast Of Clare
      Performer(s): Irvine, Andy
      Performer(s): Irvine, Andy
      Duration: 5:49
    • 23:17
      Title: Dry Bones
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 2:32
    • 23:20
      Title: Less
      Performer(s): Frahm, Nils
      Performer(s): Frahm, Nils
      Duration: 5:48
    • 23:26
      Title: 7 Days Later
      Performer(s): Metcalfe, John
      Performer(s): Metcalfe, John
      Duration: 4:37
    • 23:31
      Title: Tracing The Outline - Movement 6
      Performer(s): Metcalfe, John
      Performer(s): Metcalfe, John
      Duration: 4:35
    • 23:35
      Title: Campani In Aria (Berceuse)
      Performer(s): Boyle, Rory
      Performer(s): Boyle, Rory
      Duration: 3:48
    • 23:40
      Title: 'Cross The Williamsburg Bridge
      Performer(s): Leppin / Pirog
      Performer(s): Leppin / Pirog
      Duration: 1:48
    • 23:41
      Title: False Persona
      Performer(s): Parkinson, Niamh
      Performer(s): Parkinson, Niamh
      Duration: 4:10
    • 23:45
      Title: Flor Parma M
      Performer(s): Larose/ Sarr
      Performer(s): Larose/ Sarr
      Duration: 3:07
    • 23:49
      Title: Rosa Morena
      Performer(s): Caymmi
      Performer(s): Caymmi
      Duration: 4:49
    • 23:58
      Title: Grapefruit Moon
      Performer(s): Waits, Tom
      Performer(s): Waits, Tom
      Duration: 5:05
    • 00:03
      Title: Concerto For Three Violins In D Major (2nd Movement)
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Duration: 5:55
    • 00:09
      Title: Cello Suite No.4 In E Flat Major (4th Movement) Sarabande
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Duration: 4:11
    • 00:13
      Title: When The Sun Comes Out
      Performer(s): Arlen / Koehler
      Performer(s): Arlen / Koehler
      Duration: 6:01
    • 00:19
      Title: The White Birds
      Performer(s): Yeats / Tobin
      Performer(s): Yeats / Tobin
      Duration: 1:57
    • 00:21
      Title: Here Comes The Flood
      Performer(s): Gabriel, Peter
      Performer(s): Gabriel, Peter
      Duration: 4:22
    • 00:25
      Title: Northern Sky
      Performer(s): Drake, Nick
      Performer(s): Drake, Nick
      Duration: 4:00
    • 00:35
      Title: Comme Ci, Comme Ca
      Performer(s): Coquatrix, Dudan & Goell
      Performer(s): Coquatrix, Dudan & Goell
      Duration: 6:21
    • 00:43
      Title: Serenade For Strings (4th Movement) Larghetto
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Duration: 6:10
    • 00:49
      Title: Granada Serenade
      Performer(s): Albeniz, Isaac
      Performer(s): Albeniz, Isaac
      Duration: 5:04

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