The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    March 29.Win, lose or draw (fans of "The Boys In Green" or Poland), Eamonn warms down after the Euro qualifier with part of a movie soundtrack by Polish bandleader Krzystof Komeda; a Scarlatti sonata performed on solo piano; a cover version of Aphex Twin's "Flim"; Courtney Pine's bass clarinet version of "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square"; a reading of "Weeping, Sad and Lonely" by Anonymous 4; 3 x Prokofiev; new and vintage - with The Incredible String Band - Robin Williamson (pictured); 2014 Ernie Watts (the 2-time Grammy-winner is on the faculty for the forthcoming Sligo Jazz get together); and the last pieces of the week by Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 19 January 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Hear Columbian harp player, composer and musical genius Edmar Casteneda recorded in the Triskel, Cork on 27th October during a recent Music Network tour of Ireland.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    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.

    Anouar Brahem: March 30th - April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, "Souvenance" is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:05
      Title: Cantus Articus, Concerto For Birds And Orchestra - Swans Migrati
      Performer(s): Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Performer(s): Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Duration: 6:45
    • 22:12
      Title: In Here
      Performer(s): Difranco, Ani
      Performer(s): Difranco, Ani
      Duration: 4:31
    • 22:16
      Title: Years Of Regret
      Performer(s): Harper, Colin
      Performer(s): Harper, Colin
      Duration: 4:29
    • 22:21
      Title: Adagio In G Minor
      Performer(s): Albinoni, Tomaso
      Performer(s): Albinoni, Tomaso
      Duration: 9:41
    • 22:32
      Title: Don't Smoke In Bed
      Performer(s): Robison, Carson
      Performer(s): Robison, Carson
      Duration: 5:47
    • 22:46
      Title: Song Of Hope
      Performer(s): Castaneda, Edmar
      Performer(s): Castaneda, Edmar
      Duration: 7:26
    • 22:53
      Title: Grapefruit Moon
      Performer(s): Waits, Tom
      Performer(s): Waits, Tom
      Duration: 5:05
    • 22:59
      Title: Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor Op. 18 - Movement Ii - Adagio So
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Duration: 11:13
    • 23:11
      Title: Blue Motel Room
      Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni
      Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni
      Duration: 5:19
    • 23:16
      Title: Only Child
      Performer(s): Evans, Bill
      Performer(s): Evans, Bill
      Duration: 4:07
    • 23:20
      Title: Cutting The Chord
      Performer(s): Stevenson
      Performer(s): Stevenson
      Duration: 4:56
    • 23:25
      Title: Moon River
      Performer(s): Mancini, Henry
      Performer(s): Mancini, Henry
      Duration: 3:51
    • 23:36
      Title: Piece From The Year 1981
      Performer(s): Sumera, Lepo
      Performer(s): Sumera, Lepo
      Duration: 7:20
    • 23:44
      Title: January Song
      Performer(s): Bragg, Billy
      Performer(s): Bragg, Billy
      Duration: 2:34
    • 23:46
      Title: Poem Of Strings
      Performer(s): Castaneda, Edmar
      Performer(s): Castaneda, Edmar
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:56
      Title: Find The Cost Of Freedom
      Performer(s): Stills, Stephen
      Performer(s): Stills, Stephen
      Duration: 2:16
    • 23:58
      Title: Estate
      Performer(s): Martino, Bruno
      Performer(s): Martino, Bruno
      Duration: 10:54
    • 00:10
      Title: Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten
      Performer(s): Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Part, Arvo
      Duration: 6:18
    • 00:16
      Title: Nocturnes - I
      Performer(s): Skempton, Howard
      Performer(s): Skempton, Howard
      Duration: 3:42
    • 00:19
      Title: String Quartet No. 5 (I)
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:21
      Title: Parting Thoughts
      Performer(s): Mackenzie
      Performer(s): Mackenzie
      Duration: 4:12
    • 00:25
      Title: I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 6:03
    • 00:31
      Title: Amen / Fac Ut Portem
      Performer(s): Couturier / Pergolesi
      Performer(s): Couturier / Pergolesi
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:43
      Title: El Dia Que Me Quieras / Oblivion
      Performer(s): Gardel / Piazzolla
      Performer(s): Gardel / Piazzolla
      Duration: 8:05
    • 00:50
      Title: The Dreamer
      Performer(s): Lapthorn, Tim
      Performer(s): Lapthorn, Tim
      Duration: 4:34

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