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 Friday 28 March 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    All this week, we feature pianist, composer, and current Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard, Herbie Hancock, an artist who has enjoyed critical and popular acclaim

    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

    • 22:00
      Title: Carambar
      Performer(s): Berthiaume, Antoine
      Performer(s): Berthiaume, Antoine
      Duration: 3:40
    • 22:04
      Title: Bergamasca
      Performer(s): Scheidt, Samuel
      Performer(s): Scheidt, Samuel
      Duration: 3:27
    • 22:08
      Title: The Secret Piano
      Performer(s): Ffrench, Alexis
      Performer(s): Ffrench, Alexis
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:10
      Title: Prelude No.20 In G Sharp Minor
      Performer(s): Castelnuovo Tedesco, Mario
      Performer(s): Castelnuovo Tedesco, Mario
      Duration: 2:03
    • 22:13
      Title: Abet Abet
      Performer(s): Yirga, Samuel/ Worku, Asnakech
      Performer(s): Yirga, Samuel/ Worku, Asnakech
      Duration: 5:28
    • 22:18
      Title: Holy Thursday
      Performer(s): Axelrod, David
      Performer(s): Axelrod, David
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:23
      Title: Devil Got My Woman
      Performer(s): James, Skip
      Performer(s): James, Skip
      Duration: 3:16
    • 22:28
      Title: Enjoy The Silence
      Performer(s): Gore
      Performer(s): Gore
      Duration: 3:59
    • 22:32
      Title: Every Breath You Take
      Performer(s): Sumner, Gordon
      Performer(s): Sumner, Gordon
      Duration: 5:24
    • 22:37
      Title: Stepping Stone
      Performer(s): Duffy / Booker
      Performer(s): Duffy / Booker
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:41
      Title: Symphony No.2 In D (2nd Movement) Larghetto
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 11:46
    • 22:53
      Title: Driftin'
      Performer(s): Hancock, Herbie
      Performer(s): Hancock, Herbie
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:02
      Title: The Merry Widow
      Performer(s): Fall / Bernauer
      Performer(s): Fall / Bernauer
      Duration: 2:53
    • 23:04
      Title: Lost In The Stars
      Performer(s): Anderson / Weill
      Performer(s): Anderson / Weill
      Duration: 4:11
    • 23:08
      Title: Forgotten Tango
      Performer(s): Kozin / Strizhov
      Performer(s): Kozin / Strizhov
      Duration: 2:58
    • 23:12
      Title: Sea Eagle For Solo Horn (1st Movement) Adagio
      Performer(s): Davies, Peter Maxwell
      Performer(s): Davies, Peter Maxwell
      Duration: 4:19
    • 23:16
      Title: Glas
      Performer(s): Schmitt, Florent
      Performer(s): Schmitt, Florent
      Duration: 6:39
    • 23:23
      Title: Seal
      Performer(s): Smith, Tommy
      Performer(s): Smith, Tommy
      Duration: 8:51
    • 23:33
      Title: O Dawn, When You Rise
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:37
      Title: El Mestre
      Performer(s): Catalan Traditional
      Performer(s): Catalan Traditional
      Duration: 6:48
    • 23:44
      Title: Lamentos
      Performer(s): Pixinguinha
      Performer(s): Pixinguinha
      Album: Best Of Pixinguinha
      Duration: 4:42
    • 23:49
      Title: Mystery
      Performer(s): Orton, Beth
      Performer(s): Orton, Beth
      Duration: 4:22
    • 23:53
      Title: The Egg Man / The Fight Of The Taruru
      Performer(s): Parfitt-Murray, Hal / Busk, Nikolaj
      Performer(s): Parfitt-Murray, Hal / Busk, Nikolaj
      Duration: 4:13
    • 23:57
      Title: Daytime In Las Vegas
      Performer(s): Uehara, Hiromi
      Performer(s): Uehara, Hiromi
      Duration: 4:45
    • 00:02
      Title: The End Of A Love Affair (Bill In The Sky)
      Performer(s): Redding, Edward
      Performer(s): Redding, Edward
      Duration: 3:23
    • 00:06
      Title: Sonata For Violin And Cello - Iii. Lent
      Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice
      Duration: 6:08
    • 00:12
      Title: Carnaval - Ii. Pierrot
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:15
      Title: Carnaval - V. Eusebius
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:16
      Title: Carnaval - Viii. Réplique
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:18
      Title: I Could Bring You Jewels - Had I A Mind To
      Performer(s): Dickinson, Emily/Foster, Josephine
      Performer(s): Dickinson, Emily/Foster, Josephine
      Duration: 2:29
    • 00:23
      Title: The Linden
      Performer(s): Danielsson / Nyberg
      Performer(s): Danielsson / Nyberg
      Duration: 5:15
    • 00:29
      Title: October
      Performer(s): Frank, Jackson
      Performer(s): Frank, Jackson
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:33
      Title: Toni
      Performer(s): Hussein, Zakir
      Performer(s): Hussein, Zakir
      Duration: 4:05
    • 00:37
      Title: Follow You Down To The Red Oak Tree
      Performer(s): Mcmorrow, James Vincent
      Performer(s): Mcmorrow, James Vincent
      Duration: 3:43
    • 00:42
      Title: Soundings (2nd Movement)
      Performer(s): Martin, Neil
      Performer(s): Martin, Neil
      Duration: 1:59
    • 00:48
      Title: I Hear A Rhapsody
      Performer(s): Fargos / Baker / Gasparre
      Performer(s): Fargos / Baker / Gasparre
      Duration: 2:47
    • 00:51
      Title: The Man I Love
      Performer(s): Gershwin G / Gershwin I
      Performer(s): Gershwin G / Gershwin I
      Duration: 5:04
    • 00:56
      Title: Who By Fire
      Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard
      Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard
      Duration: 4:11

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