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 Saturday 3 August 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Gerry Mulligan contributed to the Birth of the cool sessions. This week we'll hear other recordings by the baritone sax-player with, amongst others, Chet Baker and Paul Desmond.

    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

    • 22:40
      Title: Tokka
      Performer(s): Kantonen, Seppo
      Performer(s): Kantonen, Seppo
      Duration: 5:03
    • 22:44
      Title: Four Iconoclastic Episodes - Ii. Salad Days
      Performer(s): Mackey, Stephen
      Performer(s): Mackey, Stephen
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:48
      Title: After The Rain - 8. Motet (Excerpt)
      Performer(s): Guy, Barry
      Performer(s): Guy, Barry
      Duration: 4:09
    • 22:52
      Title: African Bluesman
      Performer(s): Ogada/ Warren
      Performer(s): Ogada/ Warren
      Duration: 4:42
    • 22:57
      Title: Track 10
      Performer(s): Werner, Kenny
      Performer(s): Werner, Kenny
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:05
      Title: Black River Pike
      Performer(s): Viljamaa, Milla
      Performer(s): Viljamaa, Milla
      Duration: 4:43
    • 23:10
      Title: Same Old Man
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 3:00
    • 23:13
      Title: The Way It Will Be
      Performer(s): Welch / Rawlings
      Performer(s): Welch / Rawlings
      Duration: 5:02
    • 23:18
      Title: String Quartet No.2 - I.
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:21
      Title: String Quartet No.2 - Ii.
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:22
      Title: String Quartet No.2 - Iii.
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:24
      Title: String Quartet No.2 - Iv.
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:27
      Title: Pretty Little Gypsy
      Performer(s): Mcfarland, Gary
      Performer(s): Mcfarland, Gary
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:31
      Title: Wine Wine Wine
      Performer(s): Binkley / Herman
      Performer(s): Binkley / Herman
      Duration: 2:48
    • 23:34
      Title: Sugar To Sea Lion
      Performer(s): Murphy, K. / Haugh, T.
      Performer(s): Murphy, K. / Haugh, T.
      Duration: 4:48
    • 23:39
      Title: Among Angels
      Performer(s): Bush, Kate
      Performer(s): Bush, Kate
      Duration: 7:03
    • 23:46
      Title: Sonata No.4 (1st Movement) Andante
      Performer(s): Scriabin, Alexander
      Performer(s): Scriabin, Alexander
      Duration: 3:18
    • 23:49
      Title: Grande Messe Des Morts - Iv: Rex Tremendae
      Performer(s): Berlioz, Hector
      Performer(s): Berlioz, Hector
      Duration: 6:59
    • 00:04
      Title: Across The Track Blues
      Performer(s): Ellington, Duke
      Performer(s): Ellington, Duke
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:08
      Title: String Quartet Op 131 In C Sharp Minor - Movement I - Adagio Ma
      Performer(s): Beethoven
      Performer(s): Beethoven
      Duration: 7:05
    • 00:15
      Title: Piano Sonata No. 8 In C Minor Op. 13 ?Grand Sonate Pathetique? -
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 5:48
    • 00:21
      Title: Send In The Clowns
      Performer(s): Sondheim, Stephen
      Performer(s): Sondheim, Stephen
      Duration: 5:16
    • 00:26
      Title: Hollow Point
      Performer(s): Wood, Chris
      Performer(s): Wood, Chris
      Duration: 7:43
    • 00:34
      Title: Let's Get It On
      Performer(s): Gaye / Townsend
      Performer(s): Gaye / Townsend
      Duration: 5:42
    • 00:39
      Title: San Antonio
      Performer(s): Jansen, Arne
      Performer(s): Jansen, Arne
      Duration: 3:16
    • 00:42
      Title: The Protecting Veil (1st Movement)
      Performer(s): Tavener, John
      Performer(s): Tavener, John
      Duration: 15:20

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