The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    May 4.  Eamonn links Nat King Cole, from a re-issue the purists speak highly of; Saint-Saens' "La muse et le poete"; songs by Billy Bragg, Natalie Merchant and Loudon Wainwright; Martha Wainwright, singing "La Foule"; Barbara, performing Jacques Brel material; the opening movement of Shostakovich's first violin concerto; new Andy Sheppard; the voices of Cymin Samawatie and Karen Dalton (pictured); and the final 2 samples from the RTÉ lyric fm label (see BLUE TUNES, below), including Michael McHale's version of "She Moved Through The Fair". 10pm start-time...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 11 August 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    This week - 85 years after his death - we're featuring piano cycles by Czech composer, Leos Janácek; nightly performances by Andras Schiff, Leif Ove Andsnes and Lada Valesova.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Chatham Saxophone Quartet: April 27th - May 3rd

    As RTÉ Lyric FM marks its 16th birthday on Friday of this week - we choose music and song from the extensive and highly thought of Lyric CD label which showcases Irish musical talent in both performance and composition. These selections will include a preview of a new release featuring the Chatham Saxophone Quartet (pictured) performing new Irish works.

    Keith Jarrett: May 4th - 10th

    This Friday Keith Jarrett turns 70. He’s been at the forefront of jazz piano since his first recording back in 1967 with the late Charlie Haden up to his latest duo outing with the same bassist  in 2013 – not forgetting his renowned Standards Trio. Together for 30 years, they are one of most permanent line-ups in jazz history. Jarrett's reach goes far beyond jazz – renowned as an interpreter as well as an improviser. All this week on the Blue, we play Keith Jarrett – jazz, classical and solo improv. Happy Birthday Keith!

     Blue of the Night Birthday Goody Bag

    In celebration of RTÉ lyric fm's 16th Birthday - and since we featured the Lyric CD catalogue all this week on the programme - we decided to give ONE  listener a Goody Bag containing 16 Lyric CDs (which includes some of those pictured, right). Thank you Eoin Brady, of the RTÉ lyric fm label, for the terrific prize.

    Congratulations to Anne Drechsler, Annascaul, Tralee, Co. Kerry, first name out of the hat. A package will be on its way to you on Tuesday...

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:03
      Title: Chiyo
      Performer(s): Buckley, Linda
      Performer(s): Buckley, Linda
      Duration: 10:10
    • 22:13
      Title: Blueberry Ice Cream Take 2
      Performer(s): Iverson, Ethan
      Performer(s): Iverson, Ethan
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:17
      Title: Judy
      Performer(s): Tristano, Lennie
      Performer(s): Tristano, Lennie
      Duration: 3:12
    • 22:20
      Title: Symphony No.4 - I. Prelude: Mission San Juan Bautista
      Performer(s): Puts, Kevin
      Performer(s): Puts, Kevin
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:26
      Title: Lyric Suite - Iv: March Of The Dwarfs
      Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:33
      Title: Lorraine
      Performer(s): Strom/ Tweed
      Performer(s): Strom/ Tweed
      Duration: 5:44
    • 22:38
      Title: Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 1:54
    • 22:41
      Title: God Bless The Child
      Performer(s): Herzog/Holiday
      Performer(s): Herzog/Holiday
      Duration: 3:55
    • 22:44
      Title: Mount Harissa
      Performer(s): Ellington / Strayhorn
      Performer(s): Ellington / Strayhorn
      Duration: 7:55
    • 22:53
      Title: Lament
      Performer(s): Farjot / Purcell
      Performer(s): Farjot / Purcell
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:58
      Title: Cathédrales (Improvisation)
      Performer(s): Beffa, Karol
      Performer(s): Beffa, Karol
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:04
      Title: Line
      Performer(s): Portico Quartet
      Performer(s): Portico Quartet
      Album: Real World 25
      Duration: 7:44
    • 23:12
      Title: Good Night
      Performer(s): Janacek, Leos
      Performer(s): Janacek, Leos
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:15
      Title: Violin Sonata No.1 (1st Movement) Andantino Non Troppo Moderato
      Performer(s): De Freitas Branco, Luis
      Performer(s): De Freitas Branco, Luis
      Duration: 6:45
    • 23:22
      Title: Pretty Things
      Performer(s): Wainwright, Rufus
      Performer(s): Wainwright, Rufus
      Duration: 2:55
    • 23:29
      Title: Swimming Song
      Performer(s): Macgarrigle
      Performer(s): Macgarrigle
      Duration: 2:41
    • 23:32
      Title: Since Then
      Performer(s): Arguelles, Julian
      Performer(s): Arguelles, Julian
      Duration: 7:26
    • 23:40
      Title: Clair De Lune
      Performer(s): Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Debussy, Claude
      Duration: 5:57
    • 23:44
      Title: Going To School ( From Memoirs Of A Geisha)
      Performer(s): Williams, John
      Performer(s): Williams, John
      Duration: 2:59
    • 23:47
      Title: Partita No.1 In B Minor - V: Sarabande
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Bach, J S
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:50
      Title: Fruit Tree
      Performer(s): Drake, Nick
      Performer(s): Drake, Nick
      Duration: 5:04
    • 23:55
      Title: Golden
      Performer(s): Downes, Kit
      Performer(s): Downes, Kit
      Duration: 5:12
    • 00:00
      Title: Lullaby
      Performer(s): Faulkner, Newton
      Performer(s): Faulkner, Newton
      Duration: 1:52
    • 00:03
      Title: Chelsea Bridge
      Performer(s): Strayhorn, Billy
      Performer(s): Strayhorn, Billy
      Duration: 7:30
    • 00:07
      Title: On An Overgrown Path - The Madonna Of Frydek
      Performer(s): Janacek, Leos
      Performer(s): Janacek, Leos
      Duration: 2:59
    • 00:10
      Title: Jessica's Sunwheel
      Performer(s): David Darling
      Performer(s): David Darling
      Duration: 5:36
    • 00:15
      Title: Adio Querida (Goodbye My Dear One)
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 4:13
    • 00:20
      Title: The Sound Of Someone You Love Who's Going Etc.
      Performer(s): Jeffes, Simon
      Performer(s): Jeffes, Simon
      Duration: 12:01
    • 00:32
      Title: Pavane De La Belle Au Bois Dormant (Pavan Of The Sleeping Beauty
      Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice
      Duration: 1:54
    • 00:34
      Title: Curve Of The Sand
      Performer(s): Metcalfe, John
      Performer(s): Metcalfe, John
      Duration: 2:59
    • 00:43
      Title: Love Will Tear Us Apart
      Performer(s): Hook/ Curtis/ Sumner/ Morris
      Performer(s): Hook/ Curtis/ Sumner/ Morris
      Duration: 5:23
    • 00:48
      Title: A Hudson Cycle
      Performer(s): Muhly, Nico
      Performer(s): Muhly, Nico
      Duration: 3:35
    • 00:51
      Title: I Want To Vanish
      Performer(s): Costello, Elvis
      Performer(s): Costello, Elvis
      Duration: 3:32
    • 00:55
      Title: Temwani
      Performer(s): Doyle, Roger
      Performer(s): Doyle, Roger
      Duration: 2:08
    • 00:57
      Title: Solitude
      Performer(s): Ellington / De Lange
      Performer(s): Ellington / De Lange
      Duration: 2:24

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