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 Berkley 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 23 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

    • 22:39
      Title: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:42
      Title: Lohengrin - Act 1 Prelude
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:48
      Title: Zum Raum Wird Hier Die Zeit
      Performer(s): Ilg / Wagner
      Performer(s): Ilg / Wagner
      Duration: 5:28
    • 22:53
      Title: Tristan
      Performer(s): Schaefer / Wagner
      Performer(s): Schaefer / Wagner
      Duration: 2:52
    • 22:58
      Title: St Agnes And The Burning Train
      Performer(s): St Agnes Nokusha Kwe/Stimela
      Performer(s): St Agnes Nokusha Kwe/Stimela
      Duration: 2:59
    • 23:01
      Title: The Word Of God Touched My Heart; Izwi Lahlab'inhliziyo Yami (Zulu)
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:04
      Title: Sabe Vocé
      Performer(s): Lyra / De Moraes
      Performer(s): Lyra / De Moraes
      Duration: 3:35
    • 23:07
      Title: Farha
      Performer(s): Youssef Dhafer
      Performer(s): Youssef Dhafer
      Duration: 2:26
    • 23:10
      Title: The Henrysons
      Performer(s): Muthspiel, Wolfgang
      Performer(s): Muthspiel, Wolfgang
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:18
      Title: Symphony No.4 In G Minor - 1. Prelude: Quasi Lento
      Performer(s): Vierne, Louis
      Performer(s): Vierne, Louis
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:26
      Title: Stranger On The Shore
      Performer(s): Bilk/Mellin
      Performer(s): Bilk/Mellin
      Duration: 3:09
    • 23:30
      Title: Lament
      Performer(s): Ayres, Marvin
      Performer(s): Ayres, Marvin
      Duration: 4:24
    • 23:50
      Title: Last Night When We Were Young
      Performer(s): Arlen/Harburg
      Performer(s): Arlen/Harburg
      Duration: 4:52
    • 23:54
      Title: Opening The Window
      Performer(s): Hollenbeck / Patchen
      Performer(s): Hollenbeck / Patchen
      Duration: 5:32
    • 23:59
      Title: Street Of Dreams
      Performer(s): Young / Lewis
      Performer(s): Young / Lewis
      Duration: 4:08
    • 00:06
      Title: Symphonic Poem No.1 - Iv: Andante Religioso
      Performer(s): Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Liszt, Franz
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:12
      Title: Sonata In C Major - I: Andante
      Performer(s): Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
      Performer(s): Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:16
      Title: Corpus Christi Carol
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 3:17
    • 00:26
      Title: Only The Lonely
      Performer(s): Cahn, Sammy/Van Heusen, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Cahn, Sammy/Van Heusen, Jimmy
      Duration: 4:24
    • 00:30
      Title: Shady Side
      Performer(s): Hodges, Johnny
      Performer(s): Hodges, Johnny
      Duration: 7:19
    • 00:38
      Title: Terzetto, Terzetto In C Major - Ii. Larghetto
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:43
      Title: Kalligraphie - Vi
      Performer(s): Hosokawa, Toshio
      Performer(s): Hosokawa, Toshio
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:47
      Title: Amen / Fac Ut Portem
      Performer(s): Couturier / Pergolesi
      Performer(s): Couturier / Pergolesi
      Duration: 3:45

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