The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Aug 29. This Friday night, we'll hear singer/songwriter Tori Amos; a sample from a duet recording by cellist Anja Lechner and pianist Francois Couturier for the ECM label; romantic orchestral music by George Templeton Strong, an often-overlooked composer from New York city; a torch song by classical music/psychology graduate Patricia Barber; guitar music created by the late Richard Rodney Bennett; the twin guitars of Laurindo Almeida and Charle Byrd; low-key Mahavishnu Orchestra; part of a solo piano work by Hans Otte (a German composer who studied with Paul Hindemith); saxophonist Charles Lloyd, in advance of his visit to the National Concert Hall in mid-November; Andy Irvine (pictured), recorded in the Australian Outback; more music by Leonard Bernstein (see BLUE TUNES, below); and a selection from a new CD by Milan-born pianist Stefano Bollani (backed by, amongst others, Bill Frisell and Mark Turner).  10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 28 February 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Richard Strauss - not his operas but his songs and sonatas - in the Blue Tunes spotlight all this week including his Four Last Songs


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    Leonard Bernstein: Aug 25th - 31st

    When Leonard Bernstein passed away in 1990 at the age of 72, he left a legacy that is unparalleled in American music. As a composer, conductor, pianist and educator, one critic called him “one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history”.  With such a variety of material to choose from, he’s our Blue Tunes recommended artist all this week on the programme.

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