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 24 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

    • 22:00
      Title: Maple Leaf Rag
      Performer(s): Joplin, Scott
      Performer(s): Joplin, Scott
      Duration: 3:33
    • 22:03
      Title: Le Prochain Amour
      Performer(s): Jacques Brel, Gerard Jouannest, Jean Corti
      Performer(s): Jacques Brel, Gerard Jouannest, Jean Corti
      Duration: 4:42
    • 22:07
      Title: Grand Street
      Performer(s): Rollins, Sonny
      Performer(s): Rollins, Sonny
      Duration: 6:10
    • 22:13
      Title: I Can't Be Satisfied
      Performer(s): Waters, Muddy
      Performer(s): Waters, Muddy
      Duration: 2:59
    • 22:16
      Title: Track 05
      Performer(s): Busoni, Ferruccio
      Performer(s): Busoni, Ferruccio
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:23
      Title: String Quartet In E Minor (4th Movement)
      Performer(s): Janacek, Leos
      Performer(s): Janacek, Leos
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:30
      Title: Xi
      Performer(s): Jarrett, Keith
      Performer(s): Jarrett, Keith
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:34
      Title: Littoral
      Performer(s): Shannon, Stephen
      Performer(s): Shannon, Stephen
      Duration: 5:50
    • 22:41
      Title: Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy)
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:44
      Title: Asleep In The Forest
      Performer(s): Parks, Aaron
      Performer(s): Parks, Aaron
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:50
      Title: Lachrymae
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 13:22
    • 23:04
      Title: Father Time
      Performer(s): Towner, Ralph
      Performer(s): Towner, Ralph
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:08
      Title: Veni Creator / Oh Jumal, Looja, Puha Vaim (Come, Creator Spirit)
      Performer(s): Traditional / Maurus
      Performer(s): Traditional / Maurus
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:14
      Title: Life Is Good Blues
      Performer(s): Veirs, Laura
      Performer(s): Veirs, Laura
      Duration: 2:50
    • 23:16
      Title: Rest In The Bed
      Performer(s): Marling, Laura
      Performer(s): Marling, Laura
      Duration: 3:23
    • 23:20
      Title: Passats (Past Memories)
      Performer(s): Granados, Enrique
      Performer(s): Granados, Enrique
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:33
      Title: Sometimes I'M Happy
      Performer(s): Youmans / Caesar / Grey
      Performer(s): Youmans / Caesar / Grey
      Duration: 5:39
    • 23:38
      Title: God Only Knows
      Performer(s): Wilson, Brian
      Performer(s): Wilson, Brian
      Duration: 3:34
    • 23:41
      Title: Brothers
      Performer(s): Cooder, Ry
      Performer(s): Cooder, Ry
      Duration: 2:22
    • 23:44
      Title: Serenade - Movement I - Adagio Rubato
      Performer(s): Henze, Hans Werner
      Performer(s): Henze, Hans Werner
      Duration: 1:13
    • 23:46
      Title: Symphony No.1 - Ii. Notturno, Lento
      Performer(s): Henze, Hans Werner
      Performer(s): Henze, Hans Werner
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:52
      Title: The Titanic Falls (Air)
      Performer(s): O Riada, Peadar
      Performer(s): O Riada, Peadar
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:07
      Title: Des Caramels Pour Eva
      Performer(s): Berthiaume, Antoine
      Performer(s): Berthiaume, Antoine
      Duration: 3:12
    • 00:10
      Title: Quiet City
      Performer(s): Copland, Aaron
      Performer(s): Copland, Aaron
      Duration: 11:06
    • 00:22
      Title: She Didn't Say
      Performer(s): Bjornstad, Ketil
      Performer(s): Bjornstad, Ketil
      Duration: 5:01
    • 00:27
      Title: When Your Lover Has Gone
      Performer(s): Swan, Einar
      Performer(s): Swan, Einar
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:33
      Title: Violin Concerto No.1 In A Minor (1st Movement)
      Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Duration: 11:33
    • 00:38
      Title: Gaspard De La Nuit - Le Gibet
      Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice
      Duration: 5:58
    • 00:44
      Title: All This Useless Beauty
      Performer(s): Costello, Elvis
      Performer(s): Costello, Elvis
      Duration: 3:54
    • 00:48
      Title: I Want To Vanish
      Performer(s): Costello, Elvis
      Performer(s): Costello, Elvis
      Duration: 3:32
    • 00:52
      Title: Blues (From Paul Bunyan)
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 5:02
    • 00:56
      Title: Nocturnal - I. Musingly
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 2:36

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