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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 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 -

    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

    • 22:05
      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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