The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    August 30. On tonight's BLUE, we'll hear King Crimson's "Matte Kudasi"; a concertino which Sergei Prokofiev did not live to finish (one that was actually completed by his friend Rostropovich, working from a piano score and the cellist's memories of conversations between the two men); a meditation by flautist Susie Hodder-Williams and gamelan-player Chris Caldwell; Gospel blues by Leo "Bud" Welch; Letka's brand of "far off country"; a new double CD on Evidence Classics that finds Dominique Vellard conducting Ensemble Gilles Binchois, but this time in the performance of his own music; Roland Hanna's "Muses For Richard Davis", as it appears on an MPS re-issue; No Crows' realisation of a Radiohead tune; the epilogue from Tarik O'Regan's Irish colloquy (see BLUE TUNES, below); singer/songwriter Francesca Baines; and sax-player Art Pepper (pictured) plays a ballad. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 30 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 -

    August 24th - 30th: Acallam na Senórach

    Acallam na Senórach is a setting by English composer Tarik O’Regan of a 12th Century text about the Fianna warriors Caílte mac Rónán and  Oisín, nephew of legendary Fionn Mac Cumhaill. O’Regan adapted the narrative into a one hour musical setting for solo guitar and chorus which was commissioned and recorded by Chamber Choir Ireland along with guitarist Stewart French. It’s under the Blue spotlight all this week.

    August 31st - September 6th: Memphis Slim

    Peter "Memphis Slim" Chatman was a blues pianist and singer who wrote enduring standards like “Everyday I Have The Blues”. He lived in France for the last 25 years of his life. In the week of the centenary of his birth, we’ll hear recordings made before and after he emigrated to Europe in 1963.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:00
      Title: Bluesology
      Performer(s): Jackson, Milt
      Performer(s): Jackson, Milt
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:15
      Title: Beatles Concerto Grosso No. 4 - Michelle
      Performer(s): Lennon/Mccartney
      Performer(s): Lennon/Mccartney
      Duration: 3:43
    • 22:18
      Title: Michelle
      Performer(s): Woods, Chris
      Performer(s): Woods, Chris
      Duration: 4:56
    • 22:23
      Title: Livin' With The Blues
      Performer(s): Not Stated
      Performer(s): Not Stated
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:31
      Title: In My Life
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Duration: 5:26
    • 22:35
      Title: Realium 5
      Performer(s): Gorzycki, Rafal
      Performer(s): Gorzycki, Rafal
      Duration: 6:15
    • 22:42
      Title: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge - Ix: Funeral March
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:46
      Title: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge - Ii: Adagio
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:50
      Title: Vein Melter
      Performer(s): Hancock, Herbie
      Performer(s): Hancock, Herbie
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:08
      Title: Paddy Canny's Toast
      Performer(s): Lennon, Charlie
      Performer(s): Lennon, Charlie
      Duration: 3:47
    • 23:13
      Title: My Man's Gone Now
      Performer(s): Gershwin, George
      Performer(s): Gershwin, George
      Duration: 4:44
    • 23:16
      Title: Somebody To Love
      Performer(s): Mercury, Freddie
      Performer(s): Mercury, Freddie
      Duration: 4:32
    • 23:20
      Title: Air On A G String
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Duration: 6:24
    • 23:30
      Title: Moving Mountains
      Performer(s): Wesseltoft / Sriram / Nehme / Saleh / Kheir
      Performer(s): Wesseltoft / Sriram / Nehme / Saleh / Kheir
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:38
      Title: Time Lapses
      Performer(s): Marconi Union
      Performer(s): Marconi Union
      Duration: 8:00
    • 23:48
      Title: The Wakeful Night - Adagio
      Performer(s): Blomdahl, Karl-Birger
      Performer(s): Blomdahl, Karl-Birger
      Duration: 6:03
    • 23:54
      Title: Feria Quinta: In I. Nocturno - In Monte Oliveti
      Performer(s): Gesualdo, Carlo
      Performer(s): Gesualdo, Carlo
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:02
      Title: Don't Go To Strangers
      Performer(s): Kent / Mann / Evans
      Performer(s): Kent / Mann / Evans
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:06
      Title: Rosemary's Baby
      Performer(s): Komeda, Krzysztof
      Performer(s): Komeda, Krzysztof
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:12
      Title: Where Flamingos Fly
      Performer(s): Courlander / Thea / Brooks
      Performer(s): Courlander / Thea / Brooks
      Duration: 5:27
    • 00:19
      Title: Silent Woods
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Duration: 6:08
    • 00:25
      Title: Undance - Iv: To Slide / To Fall
      Performer(s): Turnage, Mark Anthony
      Performer(s): Turnage, Mark Anthony
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:29
      Title: Flow My Tears
      Performer(s): Dowland, John
      Performer(s): Dowland, John
      Duration: 4:18
    • 00:35
      Title: Dream Time
      Performer(s): Ibrahim, Abdullah
      Performer(s): Ibrahim, Abdullah
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:38
      Title: Here's To Life
      Performer(s): Butler / Molinary
      Performer(s): Butler / Molinary
      Duration: 5:52
    • 00:43
      Title: In A Silent Way
      Performer(s): Zawinul, Joe
      Performer(s): Zawinul, Joe
      Duration: 5:02
    • 00:49
      Title: Straumnes
      Performer(s): Sigur Rós
      Performer(s): Sigur Rós
      Album: Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
      Duration: 2:16
    • 00:51
      Title: Hollow Point
      Performer(s): Wood, Chris
      Performer(s): Wood, Chris
      Duration: 7:43
    • 01:05
      Title: String Quartet No. 2 In D Major - Nocturne
      Performer(s): Borodin, Alexander
      Performer(s): Borodin, Alexander
      Duration: 6:53
    • 01:11
      Title: Symphony No.3 (3rd Movement) Andantino Quasi Allegretto
      Performer(s): Copland, Aaron
      Performer(s): Copland, Aaron
      Duration: 10:38
    • 01:22
      Title: Oboe Concerto In C (1st Movement) Allegro Aperto
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Duration: 7:06
    • 01:29
      Title: Triple Concerto In A Minor Bwv 1044 Allegro (1st Movement)
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Duration: 9:19
    • 01:38
      Title: The Planets - Venus The Bringer Of Peace
      Performer(s): Holst, Gustav
      Performer(s): Holst, Gustav
      Duration: 9:13
    • 01:46
      Title: Violin Concerto In E Minor - Iii. Allegretto Non Troppo
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Duration: 7:26
    • 01:54
      Title: Faniska: Overture
      Performer(s): Cherubini, Luigi
      Performer(s): Cherubini, Luigi
      Duration: 7:39

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