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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 Berkley 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 Friday 14 February 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Tasteful music and song tinged with romance as St. Valentine's Day draws to a close.

    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

    • 21:34
      Title: Romance (Delius)
      Performer(s): Delius, Frederick
      Performer(s): Delius, Frederick
      Duration: 5:56
    • 21:40
      Title: Love And Affection
      Performer(s): Armatrading, Joan
      Performer(s): Armatrading, Joan
      Duration: 4:36
    • 21:44
      Title: So In Love
      Performer(s): Porter, Cole
      Performer(s): Porter, Cole
      Duration: 4:50
    • 21:49
      Title: To Love And Be Loved
      Performer(s): Van Heusen, Jimmy/Cahn, Sammy
      Performer(s): Van Heusen, Jimmy/Cahn, Sammy
      Duration: 4:07
    • 21:54
      Title: All Of You
      Performer(s): Porter, Cole
      Performer(s): Porter, Cole
      Duration: 4:27
    • 21:59
      Title: My Funny Valentine
      Performer(s): Rodgers, Richard/Hart, Lorenz
      Performer(s): Rodgers, Richard/Hart, Lorenz
      Duration: 5:51
    • 22:06
      Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio Sostenuto
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Duration: 12:46
    • 22:19
      Title: The Look Of Love
      Performer(s): Bacharach, Burt/David, Hal
      Performer(s): Bacharach, Burt/David, Hal
      Duration: 3:43
    • 22:23
      Title: Oh Love
      Duration: 6:19
    • 22:30
      Title: Doctor Zhivago Somewhere My Love
      Performer(s): Jarre, Maurice
      Performer(s): Jarre, Maurice
      Duration: 3:54
    • 22:34
      Title: Five Hebrew Love Songs (Movement V) - Tenderness
      Performer(s): Whitacre, Eric
      Performer(s): Whitacre, Eric
      Duration: 2:35
    • 22:36
      Title: Pastoral Suite - Romance
      Performer(s): Larsson, Lars-Erik
      Performer(s): Larsson, Lars-Erik
      Duration: 5:02
    • 22:45
      Title: Lovesong
      Performer(s): Smith / Tolhurst / Gallup / Williams / Thompson / O'Donnell
      Performer(s): Smith / Tolhurst / Gallup / Williams / Thompson / O'Donnell
      Duration: 5:31
    • 22:50
      Title: When I Fall In Love
      Performer(s): Heyman, Edward / Young, Victor
      Performer(s): Heyman, Edward / Young, Victor
      Duration: 3:26
    • 22:55
      Title: Love & Peace
      Performer(s): Parlan, Horace
      Performer(s): Parlan, Horace
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:04
      Title: Romance
      Performer(s): Scriabin, Alexander
      Performer(s): Scriabin, Alexander
      Duration: 2:12
    • 23:06
      Title: Sonata No.2 In E Flat, (2nd Movement) Romance, Adagio Non Tanto
      Performer(s): Rosetti, Antonio
      Performer(s): Rosetti, Antonio
      Duration: 2:36
    • 23:13
      Title: Hymn (To Her Love)
      Performer(s): Brennan, Ciáran
      Performer(s): Brennan, Ciáran
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:18
      Title: Love
      Performer(s): Lennon, John
      Performer(s): Lennon, John
      Duration: 3:39
    • 23:22
      Title: Love's Been Good To Me
      Performer(s): Johnny Cash
      Performer(s): Johnny Cash
      Album: American V: A Hundred Highways
      Duration: 3:33
    • 23:25
      Title: Play It Sam - Play As Time Goes By
      Performer(s): Hupfeld, Herman
      Performer(s): Hupfeld, Herman
      Duration: 5:13
    • 23:31
      Title: Horn Concerto No.4 (2nd Movement) Romance
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Duration: 4:43
    • 23:36
      Title: My Romance
      Performer(s): Rodgers -Hart
      Performer(s): Rodgers -Hart
      Duration: 3:28
    • 23:44
      Title: Embraceable You
      Performer(s): Gershwin, George/Gershwin, Ira
      Performer(s): Gershwin, George/Gershwin, Ira
      Duration: 7:05
    • 23:51
      Title: Ain't No Cure For Love
      Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard
      Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard
      Duration: 4:48
    • 23:56
      Title: There Is No Greater Love
      Performer(s): Jones / Symes
      Performer(s): Jones / Symes
      Duration: 2:21
    • 23:58
      Title: Valentine's Day
      Performer(s): Earle, Steve
      Performer(s): Earle, Steve
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:01
      Title: Romance For String Orchestra
      Performer(s): Finzi, Gerald
      Performer(s): Finzi, Gerald
      Duration: 7:30
    • 00:10
      Title: The Touch Of Your Lips
      Performer(s): Noble, Ray
      Performer(s): Noble, Ray
      Duration: 2:57
    • 00:13
      Title: Lover Man
      Performer(s): Davis / Ramirez / Sherman
      Performer(s): Davis / Ramirez / Sherman
      Duration: 6:44
    • 00:19
      Title: I See Your Face Before Me
      Performer(s): Dietz/Schwartz
      Performer(s): Dietz/Schwartz
      Duration: 5:15
    • 00:25
      Title: Tell Me What Is True Love
      Performer(s): Jansch, Bert
      Performer(s): Jansch, Bert
      Duration: 2:14
    • 00:27
      Title: Let's Fall In Love
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Koehler, Ted
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Koehler, Ted
      Duration: 4:34
    • 00:32
      Title: Blue Valentines
      Performer(s): Waits, Tom
      Performer(s): Waits, Tom
      Duration: 6:09
    • 00:38
      Title: Romance No.2 In F Major
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 7:52
    • 00:45
      Title: Menuet In C Minor, Op.24 No.1
      Performer(s): Sor, Fernando
      Performer(s): Sor, Fernando
      Duration: 3:13
    • 00:49
      Title: Let's Do It
      Performer(s): Porter, Cole
      Performer(s): Porter, Cole
      Duration: 8:59

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