The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    August 2. Tonight, Eamonn presents an ecstatic Art van Damme; 2 x Boccherini; The Cinematic Orchestra's "Arrival Of The Birds"; a sample from the new CD by Anoushka Shankar (pictured); nocturnes by Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Scriabin, Olafur Arnalds and Pablo Held  (see BLUE TUNES, below); late career Billie Holiday; a bluesy "Please Don't Go"; the melodic ambience of UK electronica duo Digitonal; a Mendelssohn octet; new Eileen Tackney; Chet Baker with Paul Desmond; part of a Shostakovich chamber symphony; as well as Dick Gaughan and Leo Kottke. 10pm...

    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 -

    July 27th - August 3rd: Nocturnes

    They are described as a single-movement character piece usually written for solo piano. First created by Irishman John Field – forever associated with Frederic Chopin - but the list of nocturne composers is extensive. We’ll draw from that list all week – the dictionary defines them as “inspired by, or evocative of, the night”. Nocturnes - the perfect fit for The Blue Of The Night.

    August 4th - 10th: Louis Armstrong

    Jazz music and Louis Armstrong grew up together. Both were from turn-of–the-20th-century New Orleans. An astounding an innovative soloist, “Satchmo” (short for "Satchelmouth") came to be known as a popular entertainer and an “ambassador” for jazz. Hear him nightly, in the week of the anniversary of his birth, interpreting everyone from Cole Porter to Fats Waller.

     

    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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