The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    July 26. This Saturday night on BLUE, we'll hear Lalo Schifrin's impressions of his own, and Debussy's, music; Anne Sofie von Otter duetting with Brad Mehldau; Arvo Part x 2; Billy Bragg's "Tommorow's Going To Be A Better Day"; a Bragg tune on the new solo piano CD by Elan Mehler (specifically, "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key"; melancholy courtesy of Chet Baker (pictured) and Tim Buckley; more Talich Quartet (see BLUE TUNES, below), including a Mendelssohn fugue; a Mendelssohn piece performed on piano by Howard Shelley; plus singer/songwriters Laura Veirs and Agnes Obel.

    Eamonn's in the BLUE chair from no later than 10:10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 12 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.
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    Eamonn talks to Ahmad Jamal

    Ahmad Jamal makes his first appearance in Dublin since 2002 at Vicar Street on January 24th. In advance of this visit by his 4-piece "small ensemble", the 83-year-old pianist/composer chatted to Eamonn Lenihan about making music, Miles Davis, the current state of jazz and... the weather.

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    Talich Quartet: July 21st - 27th

    Václav Talich was music director of the Czech Philharmonic from 1919 to 1939 .His nephew, Jan Talich Snr, founded the Talich Quartet in 1964. Three decades later, his son, Jan Talich Jnr, took the first violin chair in the quartet. In this, its 50th anniversary, we feature a number of Talich releases, including recent recordings of works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Kalliwoda. Join us for Talich Quartet, each night this week on Blue.

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