The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    April 25. Coming our way this Saturday night, a rendtion of a tune you may know from Telly Savalas (honestly!); Schoenberg's "Transfigured Night"; the extraordinary Chester "Howlin" Wolf; new music by Cuban-born Omar Sosa (pictured); the opening movement of Violin Concerto No.1 by Shostakovich; a vocalese "Moanin" which features the voice of Jon Hendricks; the latest ECM release by Norwegian trumpeter Mathias Eick; kantele-player-cum-singer Sinikka Langeland (see BLUE TUNES, below); Finnish harmonica quartet Svang; Thomas Bloch, on glass harmonica; and Robert Wyatt, from "Comic Opera". Join us on RTÉ lyric fm immediately after the Met Opera presentation, round about 10:30pm (approx)...

    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 -

    Sinikka Langeland: April 20th - 26th

    Sinikka Langeland, a graduate of the University of Oslo, has studied piano, guitar and contemporary folksong. Since 1981, she's been especially interested in the kantele, or table harp. We'll hear original compositions from "The half-finished Heaven", her latest ECM release, all this week on BLUE.

    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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