The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    April 19. "Composing means finding something that I had absolutely no idea of when I started..." - Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen. On tonight's BLUE, Eamonn presents a sample of Abrahamsen's music from a new release on the Winter & Winter label; also coming our way this Sunday night, a recent recording by jazz trumpeter Paolo Fresu; violinist Rachel Kolly d'Alba's reading of a work by Ernest Chausson; a traditional song from Kosovo; a Matt Dennis song, as well as the man himself, interpreting someone else's material; two more performances by The Unthanks (see BLUE TUNES, below); a sample from a recent CD of concertos for the organ (composed by Giuseppe Sammartini in the early 18th century); a medley of Paul Simon (pictured) material; and a jazz piano trio led by Giovanni Guidi. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 22 November 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Britain's finest 20th century composer was born on the North Sea coast 100 years ago. All this week, Carl and Eamonn feature Benjamin Britten's superb chamber music.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    The Unthanks: April 13th - 19th

    They have interpreted songs by Robert Wyatt and Antony & the Johnsons, a rousing brass band collaboration and captured the folk history of their native Northumbria.  Now The Unthanks, led by sisters Rachel and Becky, release a studio album that is folk tinged yet contemporary. A recent Dublin appearance was hailed as "magnificent". "Mount The Air" is our featured album. Hear it, along with their back catalogue – nightly at 10.

    Sinikka Langeland: April 20th - 26th

    Sinikka Langeland, a graduate of the University of Oslo, has studied piano, guitar and contemporary folksong. Since 1981, she's been especially interested in the kantele, or table harp. We'll hear original compositions from "The half-finished Heaven", her latest ECM release, all this week on BLUE.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:20
      Title: Ave Maria (Schubert)
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Duration: 6:29
    • 22:27
      Title: Arabian Dance
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Duration: 3:52
    • 22:31
      Title: Arabesque Cookie (Arabian Dance)
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:37
      Title: Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance Of The Reed Pipes)
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:41
      Title: The Soul Of Carmen Miranda
      Performer(s): Cale / Eno
      Performer(s): Cale / Eno
      Duration: 3:39
    • 22:44
      Title: Let It Be
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:49
      Title: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge - Ii: Adagio
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:52
      Title: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge - Ix: Funeral March
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:00
      Title: Blues Mood
      Performer(s): Clarke, Kenny
      Performer(s): Clarke, Kenny
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:05
      Title: The Night We Called It A Day
      Performer(s): Dennis / Adair
      Performer(s): Dennis / Adair
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:11
      Title: Quiet Steps
      Performer(s): Lindgren, Lasse
      Performer(s): Lindgren, Lasse
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:17
      Title: Holy Island Part I
      Performer(s): Cagney, Eamonn
      Performer(s): Cagney, Eamonn
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:21
      Title: Holberg Suite For Strings - Iv. Air. Andante Religioso
      Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard
      Duration: 5:30
    • 23:26
      Title: Dolora
      Performer(s): Granados, Enrique
      Performer(s): Granados, Enrique
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:30
      Title: Transfusion
      Performer(s): Lloyd, Charles
      Performer(s): Lloyd, Charles
      Duration: 2:16
    • 23:32
      Title: The Titles
      Performer(s): Gesing / Winstone
      Performer(s): Gesing / Winstone
      Duration: 4:15
    • 23:36
      Title: Canto Secundo: Sostenuto
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 1:51
    • 23:38
      Title: Come, Heavy Sleep'
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 2:28
    • 23:40
      Title: Lamento: Lento Rubato
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 3:41
    • 23:44
      Title: January Song
      Performer(s): Bragg, Billy
      Performer(s): Bragg, Billy
      Duration: 2:34
    • 23:46
      Title: Death Row Blues
      Performer(s): Bibb / Scott
      Performer(s): Bibb / Scott
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:51
      Title: Concierto De Aranjuez
      Performer(s): Rodrigo, Joaquin
      Performer(s): Rodrigo, Joaquin
      Duration: 22:28
    • 00:12
      Title: Mu Suda, Arka Ules (Awake My Heart And Sing)
      Performer(s): Traditional / Hornung
      Performer(s): Traditional / Hornung
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:15
      Title: Five Kazakh Tableaux - I: Still
      Performer(s): Aitchison, Jim
      Performer(s): Aitchison, Jim
      Duration: 1:37
    • 00:17
      Title: Ogne Pena Cciu Spietata
      Performer(s): Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista
      Performer(s): Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:24
      Title: The Dead Sea
      Performer(s): Haas, Brittany/Trueman, Dan
      Performer(s): Haas, Brittany/Trueman, Dan
      Duration: 4:49
    • 00:28
      Title: Here's The Tender Coming
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:34
      Title: Chelsea Bridge
      Performer(s): Strayhorn, Billy
      Performer(s): Strayhorn, Billy
      Duration: 7:30
    • 00:41
      Title: Everything I Have Is Yours
      Performer(s): Lane / Adamson
      Performer(s): Lane / Adamson
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:48
      Title: Agnus Dei (Adagio For Strings)
      Performer(s): Barber, Samuel
      Performer(s): Barber, Samuel
      Duration: 11:13

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