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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 15 June 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Bachianas Brasileiras is Heitor Villa-Lobos' most famous work. There's more to this Brazilian and this week on the Blue, we'll spotlight the lesser known too.

    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

    • 21:55
      Title: The Boy With The Gun
      Performer(s): David Sylvian
      Performer(s): David Sylvian
      Album: Everything and Nothing
      Duration: 5:33
    • 22:01
      Title: Symphony No. 9 In D Minor Op. 125 ?Choral? (3rd Movement) Adagio
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 18:15
    • 22:19
      Title: Canadian Sunset
      Performer(s): Heywood / Gimbel
      Performer(s): Heywood / Gimbel
      Duration: 3:38
    • 22:24
      Title: Waiting For A Train
      Performer(s): Rogers, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Rogers, Jimmy
      Duration: 3:35
    • 22:27
      Title: Keep My Word
      Performer(s): Mclennan, Grant
      Performer(s): Mclennan, Grant
      Duration: 3:43
    • 22:31
      Title: Gillespiana - 6 - Bachiana Brasileiras No. 5
      Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heiter
      Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heiter
      Duration: 9:02
    • 22:40
      Title: Moon And Sand
      Performer(s): Wilder/Engvick/Palitz
      Performer(s): Wilder/Engvick/Palitz
      Duration: 4:31
    • 22:45
      Title: Tyken's Rift
      Performer(s): Moore, Steve
      Performer(s): Moore, Steve
      Duration: 6:27
    • 22:51
      Title: Loop Station
      Performer(s): 3epkano
      Performer(s): 3epkano
      Album: At Land
      Duration: 3:27
    • 22:55
      Title: Symphony (3rd Movement) Lento
      Performer(s): Yashiro, Akio
      Performer(s): Yashiro, Akio
      Duration: 12:55
    • 23:08
      Title: Let's Get Lost
      Performer(s): Loesser, Frank/Mchugh, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Loesser, Frank/Mchugh, Jimmy
      Duration: 4:00
    • 23:21
      Title: Mombasa
      Performer(s): Emmanuel, Tommy
      Performer(s): Emmanuel, Tommy
      Duration: 3:16
    • 23:24
      Title: Waving From Windows
      Performer(s): Elbow/Garvey, Guy
      Performer(s): Elbow/Garvey, Guy
      Duration: 4:12
    • 23:28
      Title: So Long Michael
      Performer(s): Bensusan, Pierre
      Performer(s): Bensusan, Pierre
      Duration: 3:28
    • 23:31
      Title: Cello Suite In G Minor - Ii: Allemande
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Duration: 5:37
    • 23:37
      Title: Sakura
      Performer(s): Yuquijiro Yocoh
      Performer(s): Yuquijiro Yocoh
      Duration: 5:23
    • 23:49
      Title: I Should Care
      Performer(s): Weston / Cahn / Stordahl
      Performer(s): Weston / Cahn / Stordahl
      Duration: 5:04
    • 23:55
      Title: Stars
      Performer(s): Yangchen, Soname
      Performer(s): Yangchen, Soname
      Duration: 4:19
    • 23:59
      Title: Track 04
      Performer(s): Jansen, Arne
      Performer(s): Jansen, Arne
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:01
      Title: Black Eyed Dog
      Performer(s): Drake, Nick
      Performer(s): Drake, Nick
      Duration: 3:40
    • 00:11
      Title: Etude No.9
      Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heitor
      Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heitor
      Duration: 5:33
    • 00:17
      Title: By The Ohio
      Performer(s): Shelley, Joan
      Performer(s): Shelley, Joan
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:21
      Title: The Three Of Us
      Performer(s): Harper, Ben
      Performer(s): Harper, Ben
      Duration: 2:50
    • 00:23
      Title: Smiling Girl
      Performer(s): Flannery, Mick
      Performer(s): Flannery, Mick
      Duration: 3:51
    • 00:28
      Title: String Quintet In G Major (2nd Movement) Intermezzo (Notturno)
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Duration: 4:40
    • 00:32
      Title: Prelude No.6 In E Flat Major (Andante)
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Duration: 3:23
    • 00:35
      Title: String Quartet In G Minor (3rd Movement)
      Performer(s): Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Debussy, Claude
      Duration: 7:38
    • 00:43
      Title: Street Of Dreams
      Performer(s): Young / Lewis
      Performer(s): Young / Lewis
      Duration: 4:08
    • 00:47
      Title: Hard Times
      Performer(s): Charles, Ray
      Performer(s): Charles, Ray
      Duration: 3:48
    • 00:51
      Title: En Vous Attendant
      Performer(s): Pellarin, Jacques
      Performer(s): Pellarin, Jacques
      Duration: 3:15

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