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 Sunday 28 July 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    American composer Eric Whitacre is one of the most performed composers of his generation. Settings include Yeats and Kipling. His work is in the spotlight this week on Blue.

    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

    • 22:01
      Title: Rococo Zephyr
      Performer(s): Callahan, Bill
      Performer(s): Callahan, Bill
      Duration: 5:57
    • 22:07
      Title: Blues Acadiens
      Performer(s): Perry / Carriere / Doucet
      Performer(s): Perry / Carriere / Doucet
      Duration: 2:27
    • 22:09
      Title: Pick Up Sticks
      Performer(s): Schneider / Wells / Whitehead
      Performer(s): Schneider / Wells / Whitehead
      Duration: 2:41
    • 22:11
      Title: The Cuckoo's Nest
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 2:55
    • 22:25
      Title: Luces De Lorca
      Performer(s): Garcia-Fons, Renaud
      Performer(s): Garcia-Fons, Renaud
      Duration: 3:41
    • 22:31
      Title: Blues In The Dark
      Performer(s): Basie / Rushing
      Performer(s): Basie / Rushing
      Duration: 4:57
    • 22:36
      Title: This Is My Apartment
      Performer(s): Marianelli, Dario
      Performer(s): Marianelli, Dario
      Duration: 2:00
    • 22:38
      Title: Track 15
      Performer(s): Whitacre, Eric/Yeats, Wb
      Performer(s): Whitacre, Eric/Yeats, Wb
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:45
      Title: Ewige Ruhe (Eternal Peace)
      Performer(s): Medyulyanova, Polina
      Performer(s): Medyulyanova, Polina
      Duration: 4:29
    • 22:50
      Title: Opus
      Performer(s): Tighe, Dylan
      Performer(s): Tighe, Dylan
      Duration: 3:19
    • 22:53
      Title: Time Has Told Me
      Performer(s): Drake, Nick
      Performer(s): Drake, Nick
      Duration: 4:42
    • 22:58
      Title: Lost For Words
      Performer(s): Towns, Colin
      Performer(s): Towns, Colin
      Duration: 3:47
    • 23:03
      Title: On The Shore Of Sorrento
      Performer(s): Strauss, Richard
      Performer(s): Strauss, Richard
      Duration: 13:09
    • 23:16
      Title: Runaround
      Performer(s): Cale, J.J.
      Performer(s): Cale, J.J.
      Duration: 2:57
    • 23:19
      Title: The Hill Of Thieves
      Performer(s): Dillon / Lakeman
      Performer(s): Dillon / Lakeman
      Duration: 4:43
    • 23:23
      Title: Love And Affection
      Performer(s): Armatrading, Joan
      Performer(s): Armatrading, Joan
      Duration: 4:36
    • 23:29
      Title: Morgengebet
      Performer(s): Ilg / Wagner
      Performer(s): Ilg / Wagner
      Duration: 4:51
    • 23:34
      Title: Prélude
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Duration: 2:03
    • 23:36
      Title: Toccata, Adagio And Fugue In C Bwv564 (3rd Movement): Fugue
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Duration: 4:50
    • 23:41
      Title: Suite No.3 In C Major - Courante
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Duration: 4:15
    • 23:46
      Title: The Cloud Factory
      Performer(s): Caddick, Bill
      Performer(s): Caddick, Bill
      Duration: 6:37
    • 23:52
      Title: Free Spirit - Free Style
      Performer(s): Hanna, Roland
      Performer(s): Hanna, Roland
      Duration: 4:52
    • 23:57
      Title: Romance Del Diablo
      Performer(s): Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): Piazzolla, Astor
      Duration: 7:48
    • 00:04
      Title: Tango Song And Dance (No.2) Song Simply
      Performer(s): Previn, Andre
      Performer(s): Previn, Andre
      Duration: 5:18
    • 00:15
      Title: Silence
      Performer(s): Haden, Charlie
      Performer(s): Haden, Charlie
      Duration: 8:59
    • 00:25
      Title: For You
      Performer(s): Chapman,Tracy
      Performer(s): Chapman,Tracy
      Duration: 3:24
    • 00:27
      Title: Sonata In F Major (2nd Movement) Romance
      Performer(s): Weber, Carl Maria Von
      Performer(s): Weber, Carl Maria Von
      Duration: 1:48
    • 00:36
      Title: The Other Woman
      Performer(s): Robinson
      Performer(s): Robinson
      Duration: 3:19
    • 00:39
      Title: Lichen
      Performer(s): Aphex Twin
      Performer(s): Aphex Twin
      Duration: 4:28
    • 00:43
      Title: No Words
      Performer(s): Ignatsek / Menzel
      Performer(s): Ignatsek / Menzel
      Duration: 8:29
    • 00:52
      Title: Granada Serenade
      Performer(s): Albeniz, Isaac
      Performer(s): Albeniz, Isaac
      Duration: 5:04

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