The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    August 30. On tonight's BLUE, we'll hear King Crimson's "Matte Kudasi"; a concertino which Sergei Prokofiev did not live to finish (one that was actually completed by his friend Rostropovich, working from a piano score and the cellist's memories of conversations between the two men); a meditation by flautist Susie Hodder-Williams and gamelan-player Chris Caldwell; Gospel blues by Leo "Bud" Welch; Letka's brand of "far off country"; a new double CD on Evidence Classics that finds Dominique Vellard conducting Ensemble Gilles Binchois, but this time in the performance of his own music; Roland Hanna's "Muses For Richard Davis", as it appears on an MPS re-issue; No Crows' realisation of a Radiohead tune; the epilogue from Tarik O'Regan's Irish colloquy (see BLUE TUNES, below); singer/songwriter Francesca Baines; and sax-player Art Pepper (pictured) plays a ballad. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 2 August 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 -

    August 24th - 30th: Acallam na Senórach

    Acallam na Senórach is a setting by English composer Tarik O’Regan of a 12th Century text about the Fianna warriors Caílte mac Rónán and  Oisín, nephew of legendary Fionn Mac Cumhaill. O’Regan adapted the narrative into a one hour musical setting for solo guitar and chorus which was commissioned and recorded by Chamber Choir Ireland along with guitarist Stewart French. It’s under the Blue spotlight all this week.

    August 31st - September 6th: Memphis Slim

    Peter "Memphis Slim" Chatman was a blues pianist and singer who wrote enduring standards like “Everyday I Have The Blues”. He lived in France for the last 25 years of his life. In the week of the centenary of his birth, we’ll hear recordings made before and after he emigrated to Europe in 1963.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:05
      Title: Then The Lights Go Out
      Performer(s): Witherspoon, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Witherspoon, Jimmy
      Duration: 3:14
    • 22:08
      Title: Maybe I'M Amazed
      Performer(s): Mccartney, Paul
      Performer(s): Mccartney, Paul
      Duration: 3:29
    • 22:11
      Title: Askisto
      Performer(s): Pohjola, Verneri
      Performer(s): Pohjola, Verneri
      Duration: 6:17
    • 22:16
      Title: Stringmusic - Ii: Tango
      Performer(s): Gould, Glenn
      Performer(s): Gould, Glenn
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:22
      Title: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
      Performer(s): Maccoll, Ewen
      Performer(s): Maccoll, Ewen
      Duration: 5:36
    • 22:29
      Title: Heartbreak Hotel
      Performer(s): Axton / Durden / Presley
      Performer(s): Axton / Durden / Presley
      Duration: 2:57
    • 22:31
      Title: To Save The Truth
      Performer(s): Garrard, Kristian
      Performer(s): Garrard, Kristian
      Duration: 5:08
    • 22:36
      Title: The Gallant Forty-Twa
      Performer(s): Traditional Scottish
      Performer(s): Traditional Scottish
      Duration: 4:10
    • 22:41
      Title: String Quartet No.4 - Ii.
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:48
      Title: Concerto For 2 Pianos (2nd Movement) Andante Con Moto
      Performer(s): Arnold, Malcolm
      Performer(s): Arnold, Malcolm
      Duration: 5:39
    • 22:54
      Title: Seán Ó Riada Waltz
      Performer(s): O Riada, Sean
      Performer(s): O Riada, Sean
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:57
      Title: Blueberry Ice Cream Take 2
      Performer(s): Iverson, Ethan
      Performer(s): Iverson, Ethan
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:02
      Title: Piano Sonata In F Major (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef
      Duration: 4:14
    • 23:06
      Title: Melancolie
      Performer(s): Franck, Cesar
      Performer(s): Franck, Cesar
      Duration: 3:54
    • 23:10
      Title: Swan Lake
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Duration: 5:31
    • 23:16
      Title: My Margaret
      Performer(s): Diver, Gerry
      Performer(s): Diver, Gerry
      Duration: 5:30
    • 23:21
      Title: Lullaby
      Performer(s): Katché, Manu
      Performer(s): Katché, Manu
      Duration: 6:30
    • 23:34
      Title: The First Bath
      Performer(s): Mulhy, Nico
      Performer(s): Mulhy, Nico
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:37
      Title: You Don't Matter
      Performer(s): Mulhy, Nico
      Performer(s): Mulhy, Nico
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:40
      Title: Piles Of Books
      Performer(s): Mulhy, Nico
      Performer(s): Mulhy, Nico
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:42
      Title: Ne Me Quitte Pas
      Performer(s): Brel, Jacques
      Performer(s): Brel, Jacques
      Duration: 13:29
    • 23:46
      Title: Venice
      Performer(s): Lewis, John
      Performer(s): Lewis, John
      Duration: 4:43
    • 23:51
      Title: Var
      Performer(s): Birgisson / Drayson / Holm
      Performer(s): Birgisson / Drayson / Holm
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:55
      Title: Lux Aurumque
      Performer(s): Whitacre
      Performer(s): Whitacre
      Duration: 3:48
    • 23:59
      Title: Music For A While
      Performer(s): Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): Purcell, Henry
      Duration: 4:21
    • 00:02
      Title: Goldberg Variations Bwv 988 - Aria
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Duration: 3:48
    • 00:07
      Title: Summers Over
      Performer(s): Mulligan/Holliday
      Performer(s): Mulligan/Holliday
      Duration: 4:50
    • 00:12
      Title: The Music Weaver
      Performer(s): Denny
      Performer(s): Denny
      Duration: 3:36
    • 00:16
      Title: She Moved Tho' The Fair / Ann Cran Ull
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 2:36
    • 00:18
      Title: Chanson Triste
      Performer(s): Bruni
      Performer(s): Bruni
      Duration: 3:46
    • 00:22
      Title: Zhavoronok 'The Lark'
      Performer(s): Glinka, Mikhail
      Performer(s): Glinka, Mikhail
      Duration: 4:12
    • 00:26
      Title: Silent Woods
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Duration: 6:08
    • 00:32
      Title: Golden Fields
      Performer(s): Ffrench, Alexis
      Performer(s): Ffrench, Alexis
      Duration: 3:21
    • 00:36
      Title: Audrey
      Performer(s): Brubeck, Dave/Desmond, Paul
      Performer(s): Brubeck, Dave/Desmond, Paul
      Duration: 3:48
    • 00:39
      Title: All Falls To Earth
      Performer(s): Lerner/Friesen
      Performer(s): Lerner/Friesen
      Duration: 4:33
    • 00:43
      Title: Saturday Sun
      Performer(s): Drake, Nick
      Performer(s): Drake, Nick
      Duration: 4:20
    • 00:47
      Title: The Beauty Of Decay
      Performer(s): Aarset / Bang / Honoré
      Performer(s): Aarset / Bang / Honoré
      Duration: 7:21
    • 00:54
      Title: The Seal Lullaby
      Performer(s): Whitacre, Eric/Kipling,Rudyard
      Performer(s): Whitacre, Eric/Kipling,Rudyard
      Duration: 4:25

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