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 1 December 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Meredith Monk, a source of amazement in American new music for nearly half a century is under the spotlight - a tireless explorer of the voice and vocal sounds.

    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: Cristo Redentor
      Performer(s): Pearson, Duke
      Performer(s): Pearson, Duke
      Duration: 5:57
    • 22:06
      Title: St. Petersburg Waltz
      Performer(s): Monk, Meredith
      Performer(s): Monk, Meredith
      Duration: 8:06
    • 22:14
      Title: Slow Dissolve
      Performer(s): Monk, Meredith
      Performer(s): Monk, Meredith
      Duration: 2:50
    • 22:17
      Title: De Los Amores
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 5:28
    • 22:22
      Title: Hard Times
      Performer(s): Charles, Ray
      Performer(s): Charles, Ray
      Duration: 3:48
    • 22:27
      Title: Symphonic Poem No.1 - Iv: Andante Religioso
      Performer(s): Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Liszt, Franz
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:33
      Title: Piano Sonata In F Sharp Major Op. 78 No. 1 - Movement I - Adagio
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 6:35
    • 22:46
      Title: Bell Metal Lane
      Performer(s): Arguelles, Julian
      Performer(s): Arguelles, Julian
      Duration: 5:56
    • 22:53
      Title: The Yellow Princess
      Performer(s): Fahey, John
      Performer(s): Fahey, John
      Duration: 5:06
    • 22:58
      Title: The Last Gunfighter Ballad
      Composer: Guy Clark
      Performer(s): Clark, Guy
      Performer(s): Clark, Guy
      Duration: 3:33
    • 23:03
      Title: Pictures At An Exhibition: Promenade - Il Vecchio Castello
      Performer(s): Mussorgsky, Modest
      Performer(s): Mussorgsky, Modest
      Duration: 5:39
    • 23:08
      Title: Album Of Melodies - Andante
      Performer(s): Granados, Enrique
      Performer(s): Granados, Enrique
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:12
      Title: I'D Be A Rich Man
      Performer(s): Phelps, Kelly Joe
      Performer(s): Phelps, Kelly Joe
      Duration: 5:01
    • 23:17
      Title: Albion
      Performer(s): Chris Wood
      Performer(s): Chris Wood
      Album: Albion - An Anthology
      Duration: 6:00
    • 23:23
      Title: Piece From The Year 1981
      Performer(s): Sumera, Lepo
      Performer(s): Sumera, Lepo
      Duration: 7:20
    • 23:31
      Title: Aquarius
      Performer(s): Tackney, Eileen
      Performer(s): Tackney, Eileen
      Duration: 7:41
    • 23:38
      Title: Not A Job
      Performer(s): Elbow/Garvey, Guy
      Performer(s): Elbow/Garvey, Guy
      Duration: 6:03
    • 23:44
      Title: Trois Nocturnes - I: Nuages
      Performer(s): Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Debussy, Claude
      Duration: 8:16
    • 23:52
      Title: Nuages
      Performer(s): Reinhardt, Django
      Performer(s): Reinhardt, Django
      Duration: 5:52
    • 00:00
      Title: Kismet
      Performer(s): Ffrench, Alexis
      Performer(s): Ffrench, Alexis
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:04
      Title: Reality And Dream
      Performer(s): Shore, Howard
      Performer(s): Shore, Howard
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:08
      Title: Railroad Man
      Performer(s): Sakamoto, Ryuichi
      Performer(s): Sakamoto, Ryuichi
      Duration: 4:57
    • 00:13
      Title: Kernow
      Performer(s): John Surman
      Performer(s): John Surman
      Duration: 5:25
    • 00:19
      Title: Swimming Song
      Performer(s): Macgarrigle
      Performer(s): Macgarrigle
      Duration: 2:41
    • 00:21
      Title: I Wonder What's Keeping My True Love Tonight?
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 6:38
    • 00:28
      Title: Speira - Stasimo
      Performer(s): Jalkanen, Pekka
      Performer(s): Jalkanen, Pekka
      Duration: 4:38
    • 00:33
      Title: Sarabanda De Scriabin
      Performer(s): Brouwer, Leo
      Performer(s): Brouwer, Leo
      Duration: 3:44
    • 00:40
      Title: After The Rain - 8. Motet (Excerpt)
      Performer(s): Guy, Barry
      Performer(s): Guy, Barry
      Duration: 4:09
    • 00:44
      Title: Between The Silent Worlds
      Performer(s): Bowness / Jurjendal / Saks
      Performer(s): Bowness / Jurjendal / Saks
      Duration: 6:59
    • 00:51
      Title: The Needle And The Damage Done
      Performer(s): Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Young, Neil
      Duration: 7:33

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