The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    August 2. Tonight, Eamonn presents an ecstatic Art van Damme; 2 x Boccherini; The Cinematic Orchestra's "Arrival Of The Birds"; a sample from the new CD by Anoushka Shankar (pictured); nocturnes by Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Scriabin, Olafur Arnalds and Pablo Held  (see BLUE TUNES, below); late career Billie Holiday; a bluesy "Please Don't Go"; the melodic ambience of UK electronica duo Digitonal; a Mendelssohn octet; new Eileen Tackney; Chet Baker with Paul Desmond; part of a Shostakovich chamber symphony; as well as Dick Gaughan and Leo Kottke. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 11 January 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Though Alexander Scriabin died at the age of 43, he wrote much of the 20th century's finest music for piano. Hear a selection of his preludes and études each night this week.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    July 27th - August 3rd: Nocturnes

    They are described as a single-movement character piece usually written for solo piano. First created by Irishman John Field – forever associated with Frederic Chopin - but the list of nocturne composers is extensive. We’ll draw from that list all week – the dictionary defines them as “inspired by, or evocative of, the night”. Nocturnes - the perfect fit for The Blue Of The Night.

    August 4th - 10th: Louis Armstrong

    Jazz music and Louis Armstrong grew up together. Both were from turn-of–the-20th-century New Orleans. An astounding an innovative soloist, “Satchmo” (short for "Satchelmouth") came to be known as a popular entertainer and an “ambassador” for jazz. Hear him nightly, in the week of the anniversary of his birth, interpreting everyone from Cole Porter to Fats Waller.

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:58
      Title: My Favorite Things
      Performer(s): Rodgers & Hammerstein
      Performer(s): Rodgers & Hammerstein
      Album: A Few Of My Favorite Things
      Duration: 4:13
    • 23:21
      Title: Only Safe Landings
      Performer(s): Halves
      Performer(s): Halves
      Album: It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever)
      Duration: 5:28
    • 23:27
      Title: Do For The Others
      Performer(s): Stills, Stephen
      Performer(s): Stills, Stephen
      Duration: 3:07
    • 23:31
      Title: Grand Street
      Performer(s): Rollins, Sonny
      Performer(s): Rollins, Sonny
      Duration: 6:10
    • 23:37
      Title: Boy Child
      Performer(s): Engel, Noel Scott
      Performer(s): Engel, Noel Scott
      Duration: 3:53
    • 23:41
      Title: Sonata For Violin And Piano In E Minor (2nd Movement) Andantino
      Performer(s): Von Koch, Sigurd
      Performer(s): Von Koch, Sigurd
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:51
      Title: Leaving Eden
      Performer(s): Dossett, L.
      Performer(s): Dossett, L.
      Duration: 4:51
    • 23:56
      Title: Movin' On
      Performer(s): Klugh, Earl
      Performer(s): Klugh, Earl
      Duration: 5:18
    • 00:01
      Title: Boston
      Performer(s): Flannery, Mick
      Performer(s): Flannery, Mick
      Duration: 3:34
    • 00:09
      Title: Before The Icons (5th Movement) Prayer
      Performer(s): Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Performer(s): Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Duration: 3:13
    • 00:16
      Title: Mu Suda, Arka Ules (Awake My Heart And Sing)
      Performer(s): Traditional / Hornung
      Performer(s): Traditional / Hornung
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:19
      Title: Chant From A Holy Book
      Performer(s): Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch
      Performer(s): Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch
      Duration: 5:27
    • 00:25
      Title: Peace
      Performer(s): Silver, Horace
      Performer(s): Silver, Horace
      Duration: 7:19
    • 00:31
      Title: Prelude To A Kiss
      Performer(s): Ellington, Duke
      Performer(s): Ellington, Duke
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:38
      Title: Fugue In Eb Major
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Duration: 6:17
    • 00:44
      Title: Duet No.6 In B Flat Major - Andante
      Performer(s): Nardini, Pietro
      Performer(s): Nardini, Pietro
      Duration: 4:09
    • 00:48
      Title: Because
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Duration: 3:25
    • 00:50
      Title: Round Midnight
      Performer(s): Monk / Williams / Hanighen
      Performer(s): Monk / Williams / Hanighen
      Duration: 7:31

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