The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    July 25. On Friday's BLUE, jazz trumpeter Sean Jones performs a Stephen Sondheim melody; we hear recently made available releases of chamber music by Claude Debussy, Gabriel Dupont and George Onslow (the so-called "French Beethoven"); Maria Joao Pires and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, from a new recording of 2 Beethoven piano concertos; the late Charlie Haden with Hank Jones; guitarist John Williams (pictured) performs a tune by Beatle Paul; we've more Talich Quartet (see BLUE TUNES, below); and a selection from a 2014 solo piano CD by Elan Mehler.

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    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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