The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    June 27. On tonight's BLUE, pianist Antti Siirala plays a waltz by Brahms; guitarist Grant Green performs original material; Vashti Bunyan sings one of her own songs; we hear celebrated Romanian pianist Dinu Lipatti with conductor Herbert von Karajan; a self-portrait by Charles Mingus (pictured); Joshua Bell "at home" with a sitar-player; Beady Belle, from a career retrospective; a new live recording of a Mendelssohn overture; and the last of the week's recordings by June Christy including her low-key reading of a Hoagy Carmichael song (see BLUE TUNES, below). 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 -

     

    June 22nd - 28th: June Christy

    Something cool on the BLUE this week, as we remember a singer on the 25th anniversary of her passing. June Christy (who replaced Anita O’Day in the Stan Kenton Orchestra during the mid-1950s) enjoyed considerable solo success in the following decade. A four-time Downbeat winner, she also recorded with her husband, arranger/saxophonist Bob Cooper.

    June 29th - July 5th: Iva Bittova sings Janácek

    Czech composer Leoš Janácek was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music. This week we honour his birthdate by featuring an album in which Czech singer Iva Bittova and the Skampa Quartet present a personal interpretation of Janácek’s collection of Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs. Masterful accompaniment to Bittova’s stunning vocals every night this week...
     

    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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