The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Friday's programme…

    March 27. Tonight, Eamonn links the title track of Sarah McQuaid's new album; Stravinsky's "The Sacrifice"; a young Polish jazz trio led by Marcin Wasilewski (in this, the week of PolskaÉire); a Pixies tune arranged for piano; Hugh Hopper's "Dedicated To You" performed by a saxophone quartet; music by Enrique Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below); John Martyn's "Small Hours"; a slice of contemporary jazz-cum-electronica by Bugge Wesseltoft (pictured), Henrik Schwartz and Dan Berglund; the opening movement of a choral work by Nico Muhly; movie music by Loudon Wainwright; Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel; and the slow movement of a Martinu concerto for two pianos. 10pm start...

    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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    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.

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