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 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 -

    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

    • 22:20
      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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