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 16 November 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Time has confirmed Johnny Mercer's status as an American popular music giant. Hear his songs - sung by the greats including Mercer himself 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

    • 22:04
      Title: Robots
      Performer(s): Hutter /Bartoff /Schneider
      Performer(s): Hutter /Bartoff /Schneider
      Duration: 8:57
    • 22:14
      Title: I'M Old Fashioned
      Performer(s): Kern, Jerome/Mercer, Johnny
      Performer(s): Kern, Jerome/Mercer, Johnny
      Duration: 4:22
    • 22:18
      Title: That Old Black Magic
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Mercer, Johhny
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Mercer, Johhny
      Duration: 4:50
    • 22:21
      Title: Come Rain Or Come Shine
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Mercer, Johhny
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Mercer, Johhny
      Duration: 5:43
    • 22:28
      Title: Pe Loc (Andante)
      Performer(s): Bartok, Bela
      Performer(s): Bartok, Bela
      Duration: 1:20
    • 22:29
      Title: Violin Sonata No 3 - Movement Iii - Lento - Con Moto
      Performer(s): Delius, Frederick
      Performer(s): Delius, Frederick
      Duration: 7:41
    • 22:37
      Title: Viii
      Performer(s): Jarrett, Keith
      Performer(s): Jarrett, Keith
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:41
      Title: Xx
      Performer(s): Jarrett, Keith
      Performer(s): Jarrett, Keith
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:45
      Title: O Que Foi Que Aconteceu
      Performer(s): Brito, Toze
      Performer(s): Brito, Toze
      Duration: 3:54
    • 22:48
      Title: Man Of Constant Sorrow
      Performer(s): Stanley, Carter
      Performer(s): Stanley, Carter
      Duration: 3:14
    • 22:52
      Title: Sonata For Violin And Cello - Iii. Lent
      Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice
      Duration: 6:08
    • 22:58
      Title: Piano Concerto No.1 In D Flat, 2nd Movement Andante Assai
      Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei
      Duration: 4:54
    • 23:11
      Title: My Fire
      Performer(s): Sadovsky / Polonsky
      Performer(s): Sadovsky / Polonsky
      Duration: 3:26
    • 23:14
      Title: Train Whistle Blues
      Performer(s): Terry, Sonny
      Performer(s): Terry, Sonny
      Duration: 3:01
    • 23:17
      Title: Femme Fatale
      Performer(s): Reed, Lou
      Performer(s): Reed, Lou
      Duration: 2:55
    • 23:21
      Title: Suite For Strings - Ii. Andante
      Performer(s): Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Performer(s): Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Duration: 6:58
    • 23:28
      Title: Nocturnes - Xiii Nocturne D Minor - Lento
      Performer(s): Field, John
      Performer(s): Field, John
      Duration: 3:54
    • 23:33
      Title: Ruskins Retreat
      Performer(s): Sulzmann, Stan
      Performer(s): Sulzmann, Stan
      Duration: 5:32
    • 23:38
      Title: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
      Performer(s): Mingus, Charles
      Performer(s): Mingus, Charles
      Duration: 5:59
    • 23:45
      Title: Phaedra (Extract)
      Performer(s): Franke / Baumann / Froese
      Performer(s): Franke / Baumann / Froese
      Duration: 7:15
    • 23:52
      Title: Song (Dedicated To Anne-Sophie Mutter)
      Performer(s): Previn, Andre
      Performer(s): Previn, Andre
      Duration: 5:18
    • 23:57
      Title: Cello Concerto In A Minor (2nd Movement)
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Duration: 4:48
    • 00:02
      Title: Tonight
      Performer(s): Bernstein, Leonard/Sondheim, Stephen
      Performer(s): Bernstein, Leonard/Sondheim, Stephen
      Duration: 5:39
    • 00:07
      Title: Days Of Wine And Roses
      Performer(s): Mercer/ Mancini
      Performer(s): Mercer/ Mancini
      Duration: 3:31
    • 00:13
      Title: No Quarter
      Performer(s): Page / Plant
      Performer(s): Page / Plant
      Duration: 2:50
    • 00:15
      Title: Energy Flow
      Performer(s): Sakamoto, Ryuichi
      Performer(s): Sakamoto, Ryuichi
      Duration: 3:58
    • 00:19
      Title: Rhayader Alone
      Performer(s): Peter Bardens/ Andrew Latimer
      Performer(s): Peter Bardens/ Andrew Latimer
      Duration: 2:05
    • 00:22
      Title: Sonate Op. 25 No. 3 - Movement Iii - Langsam
      Performer(s): Hindemith, Paul
      Performer(s): Hindemith, Paul
      Duration: 4:40
    • 00:26
      Title: Sonata K209
      Performer(s): Scarlatti, Domenico
      Performer(s): Scarlatti, Domenico
      Duration: 4:23
    • 00:35
      Title: Lonely Heart
      Performer(s): Wallumrod, Susanna K.
      Performer(s): Wallumrod, Susanna K.
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:38
      Title: Love Will Tear Us Apart
      Performer(s): Hook/ Curtis/ Sumner/ Morris
      Performer(s): Hook/ Curtis/ Sumner/ Morris
      Duration: 5:23
    • 00:44
      Title: Ballad For The Unborn
      Performer(s): E.S.T.
      Performer(s): E.S.T.
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:49
      Title: After The Goldrush
      Performer(s): Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Young, Neil
      Duration: 4:25
    • 00:53
      Title: Akh Im Champen
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 4:03

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