The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    August 30. On tonight's BLUE, we'll hear King Crimson's "Matte Kudasi"; a concertino which Sergei Prokofiev did not live to finish (one that was actually completed by his friend Rostropovich, working from a piano score and the cellist's memories of conversations between the two men); a meditation by flautist Susie Hodder-Williams and gamelan-player Chris Caldwell; Gospel blues by Leo "Bud" Welch; Letka's brand of "far off country"; a new double CD on Evidence Classics that finds Dominique Vellard conducting Ensemble Gilles Binchois, but this time in the performance of his own music; Roland Hanna's "Muses For Richard Davis", as it appears on an MPS re-issue; No Crows' realisation of a Radiohead tune; the epilogue from Tarik O'Regan's Irish colloquy (see BLUE TUNES, below); singer/songwriter Francesca Baines; and sax-player Art Pepper (pictured) plays a ballad. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 17 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 -

    August 24th - 30th: Acallam na Senórach

    Acallam na Senórach is a setting by English composer Tarik O’Regan of a 12th Century text about the Fianna warriors Caílte mac Rónán and  Oisín, nephew of legendary Fionn Mac Cumhaill. O’Regan adapted the narrative into a one hour musical setting for solo guitar and chorus which was commissioned and recorded by Chamber Choir Ireland along with guitarist Stewart French. It’s under the Blue spotlight all this week.

    August 31st - September 6th: Memphis Slim

    Peter "Memphis Slim" Chatman was a blues pianist and singer who wrote enduring standards like “Everyday I Have The Blues”. He lived in France for the last 25 years of his life. In the week of the centenary of his birth, we’ll hear recordings made before and after he emigrated to Europe in 1963.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:00
      Title: Laura
      Performer(s): Raskin, David
      Performer(s): Raskin, David
      Duration: 7:53
    • 22:08
      Title: Symphony No. 22 (2nd Movement) Largo
      Performer(s): Hovhaness, Alan
      Performer(s): Hovhaness, Alan
      Duration: 4:10
    • 22:12
      Title: Vii: Molto Adagio E Tranquillo; Sereno
      Performer(s): Rochberg, George
      Performer(s): Rochberg, George
      Duration: 4:16
    • 22:17
      Title: Meet Me Where They Play The Blues
      Performer(s): Allen / Gallop
      Performer(s): Allen / Gallop
      Duration: 4:04
    • 22:21
      Title: Willie Fugal's Blues
      Performer(s): Byrd, H.R.
      Performer(s): Byrd, H.R.
      Duration: 2:21
    • 22:23
      Title: Funky Butt
      Performer(s): Hurt, John 'Mississipi'
      Performer(s): Hurt, John 'Mississipi'
      Duration: 2:14
    • 22:25
      Title: Mood For A Day
      Performer(s): Howe, Steve
      Performer(s): Howe, Steve
      Duration: 3:17
    • 22:30
      Title: Variations On An Original Theme Op. 36 Enigma - *** Variation Xi
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 3:00
    • 22:32
      Title: I Remember When
      Performer(s): Ffrench, Alexis
      Performer(s): Ffrench, Alexis
      Duration: 2:55
    • 22:35
      Title: Five Bagatelles - Ii. Lento
      Performer(s): Walton, William
      Performer(s): Walton, William
      Duration: 3:58
    • 22:40
      Title: Sawing On The Strings
      Performer(s): Compton, Lewis
      Performer(s): Compton, Lewis
      Duration: 3:17
    • 22:43
      Title: Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us
      Performer(s): Sam Philips
      Performer(s): Sam Philips
      Duration: 3:40
    • 22:46
      Title: The Summer Wind
      Performer(s): Mercer/Mayer/Bradtke
      Performer(s): Mercer/Mayer/Bradtke
      Duration: 4:10
    • 22:50
      Title: Moon River
      Performer(s): Mancini / Mercer
      Performer(s): Mancini / Mercer
      Duration: 7:45
    • 23:00
      Title: Violin Sonata In B Major - Movement Ii - Andante Molto Tranquill
      Performer(s): Delius, Frederick
      Performer(s): Delius, Frederick
      Duration: 9:49
    • 23:10
      Title: The Grand Correction
      Performer(s): Wood, Chris
      Performer(s): Wood, Chris
      Duration: 4:23
    • 23:14
      Title: Les Annees Folles
      Performer(s): Repac, Nicolas
      Performer(s): Repac, Nicolas
      Duration: 1:42
    • 23:15
      Title: Two Year Winter
      Performer(s): Hills, Annie/ Jones, Belinda
      Performer(s): Hills, Annie/ Jones, Belinda
      Duration: 3:51
    • 23:20
      Title: April In Paris
      Performer(s): Duke / Harburg
      Performer(s): Duke / Harburg
      Duration: 4:11
    • 23:24
      Title: Silent Partner
      Performer(s): Barber, Patricia
      Performer(s): Barber, Patricia
      Duration: 5:23
    • 23:30
      Title: Romance Op28 No.2
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Duration: 4:43
    • 23:34
      Title: Track 04
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:38
      Title: Pattern D (Euphlsia Puella Parva Est)
      Performer(s): Fujieda, Mamoru
      Performer(s): Fujieda, Mamoru
      Duration: 3:10
    • 23:41
      Title: Autumn Leaves
      Performer(s): Kosma/Prevert/Mercer
      Performer(s): Kosma/Prevert/Mercer
      Duration: 5:55
    • 23:47
      Title: Baby, Don't You Quit Now
      Performer(s): Rowles / Mercer
      Performer(s): Rowles / Mercer
      Duration: 4:53
    • 23:52
      Title: For No One
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Duration: 7:46
    • 00:02
      Title: Clarinet Quintet In B Minor Op. 115 (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Duration: 11:25
    • 00:13
      Title: Downside Up
      Performer(s): Gabriel, Peter
      Performer(s): Gabriel, Peter
      Duration: 4:07
    • 00:17
      Title: Street Spirit (Fade Out)
      Performer(s): Yorke/O'Brien/Greenwood
      Performer(s): Yorke/O'Brien/Greenwood
      Duration: 5:06
    • 00:23
      Title: Come Rain Or Shine
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold
      Duration: 5:40
    • 00:28
      Title: Come Rain Or Come Shine
      Performer(s): Arlen / Mercer
      Performer(s): Arlen / Mercer
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:31
      Title: Concerto For Lute, 2 Violins And Continuo In D Major, Rv93 (Ii)
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Duration: 5:34
    • 00:36
      Title: Norsk Suite (4th Movement)
      Performer(s): Brustad, Bjarne
      Performer(s): Brustad, Bjarne
      Duration: 3:23
    • 00:42
      Title: So Long Michael
      Performer(s): Bensusan, Pierre
      Performer(s): Bensusan, Pierre
      Duration: 3:28
    • 00:45
      Title: Made By Maid
      Performer(s): Marling, Laura
      Performer(s): Marling, Laura
      Duration: 3:06
    • 00:48
      Title: 2/2
      Performer(s): Eno, Brian
      Performer(s): Eno, Brian
      Duration: 9:53

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