The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Aug 17. This Sunday on BLUE, we'll listen to Anglo-Irish ensemble Carducci Quartet perform a work by living composer Adrian Williams; some Bennie Maupin (providing Eamonn can find a particular CD he knows he has at home somewhere); Irish guitarist Michael O'Toole; Dave Brubeck (pictured) at Oberlin College; singer/songwriters Ane Brun, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams and Tom Waits; a “Finnish Prayer” by Taneli Kuusisto; and the last of the week's Bill Evans recordings (see BLUE TUNES, below), including a version of "Danny Boy". 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 1 March 2014

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    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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    Bill Evans: August 11th - 17th

    Were he still with us, Bill Evans would have turned 85 on the 16th of August. A lyrical player who never paraded his technique, Evans first appeared on the radar after working with Charles Mingus and Miles Davis (that's Bill playing piano on most of the "Kind Of Blue" sessions). This week Eamonn features solo, duo and - especially - trio recordings made under the pianist's own name. We'll even hear Evans recorded with symphony orchestra and playing along to himself...

     

    Debussy: Aug 18th - 24th

    Claude Debussy’s vast output has given us masterpieces in a variety of categories such as orchestral, piano, ballet and chamber music. This week, to honour his birthdate, we shine the spotlight on the French-born composer's vocal works with settings of texts by Verlaine, Mallarmé and Baudelaire.

    The Songs of Debussy – a Blue of the Night recommendation, nightly at 10...

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