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 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 -

    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

    • 22:00
      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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