The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on Saturday's programme...

    Nov 1. Into a new month, and Eamonn presents more late-night sounds that can simultaneously relax and stimulate. These include symphonic Grieg; the latest joint effort by Robert Fripp (pictured) and Theo Travis; the Hilliard Ensemble, from the last release before retirement later this year, a CD devoted to English carols and motets from the 15th century; the ECM debut by Norwegian trio Lumen Drones; vocalist Tim Bowness and multi-instrumentalist Peter Chilvers from the recently-available "california, norfolk"; 2 more Jacques Loussier Trio readings of the  classical repertoire (see BLUE TUNES, below); and Wagner's music, played by Wilhem Latchoumia.

    A 10:15pm start-time anticipated, immediately following the live opera broadcast from Wexford...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 16 August 2013


    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 -

    Jacques Loussier: Oct  27th - November 2nd
    Pianist Jacques Loussier turned 80 earlier this week. He's composed soundtracks for nearly 70 films but is best-known for his jazz treatments of works by Satie, Debussy, Ravel, Vivaldi, Schumann and in particular J.S. Bach. All this week, we pay a birthday tribute on BLUE, with recordings of Loussier interpreting a number of classical composers. And we dip into two 2-CD retrospective releases which came out on Telarc in 2014: "My Personal Favorites: The Jacques Loussier Trio Plays Bach" and "Beyond Bach: Other Composers I Adore".

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