The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    April 19. "Composing means finding something that I had absolutely no idea of when I started..." - Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen. On tonight's BLUE, Eamonn presents a sample of Abrahamsen's music from a new release on the Winter & Winter label; also coming our way this Sunday night, a recent recording by jazz trumpeter Paolo Fresu; violinist Rachel Kolly d'Alba's reading of a work by Ernest Chausson; a traditional song from Kosovo; a Matt Dennis song, as well as the man himself, interpreting someone else's material; two more performances by The Unthanks (see BLUE TUNES, below); a sample from a recent CD of concertos for the organ (composed by Giuseppe Sammartini in the early 18th century); a medley of Paul Simon (pictured) material; and a jazz piano trio led by Giovanni Guidi. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 4 April 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Sergei Rachmaninov's - inextricably Russian - orchestral and chamber works are featured on the programme all this week: enjoy rhapsodic majesty, minor keys and melancholy, nightly.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    The Unthanks: April 13th - 19th

    They have interpreted songs by Robert Wyatt and Antony & the Johnsons, a rousing brass band collaboration and captured the folk history of their native Northumbria.  Now The Unthanks, led by sisters Rachel and Becky, release a studio album that is folk tinged yet contemporary. A recent Dublin appearance was hailed as "magnificent". "Mount The Air" is our featured album. Hear it, along with their back catalogue – nightly at 10.

    Sinikka Langeland: April 20th - 26th

    Sinikka Langeland, a graduate of the University of Oslo, has studied piano, guitar and contemporary folksong. Since 1981, she's been especially interested in the kantele, or table harp. We'll hear original compositions from "The half-finished Heaven", her latest ECM release, all this week on BLUE.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:05
      Title: Fonte (Spring)
      Performer(s): Homem De Melo, Pedro/Cavalheiro, Jose
      Performer(s): Homem De Melo, Pedro/Cavalheiro, Jose
      Duration: 4:42
    • 22:08
      Title: Children Of The Sun
      Performer(s): Dead Can Dance
      Performer(s): Dead Can Dance
      Album: Anastasis
      Duration: 7:52
    • 22:17
      Title: Petite Suite (1st Movement) En Bateau
      Performer(s): Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Debussy, Claude
      Duration: 4:03
    • 22:20
      Title: La Plus Que Lente
      Performer(s): Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Debussy, Claude
      Duration: 4:09
    • 22:26
      Title: Sad Hours
      Performer(s): Jacobs, Marion
      Performer(s): Jacobs, Marion
      Duration: 3:25
    • 22:30
      Title: Baggin' The Blues
      Performer(s): Wikins, Ernie
      Performer(s): Wikins, Ernie
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:37
      Title: Legba Nan Baye
      Performer(s): Schwarz-Bart, Jacques
      Performer(s): Schwarz-Bart, Jacques
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:41
      Title: The Bells Op.35 (2nd Movement) Lento - Adagio
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Duration: 10:34
    • 22:51
      Title: Dawn Music
      Performer(s): Cockburn, Bruce
      Performer(s): Cockburn, Bruce
      Duration: 4:45
    • 22:56
      Title: Variations On A Theme By Schumann Ii
      Performer(s): Hays, Kevin
      Performer(s): Hays, Kevin
      Duration: 2:40
    • 22:59
      Title: Kadi Kadi
      Performer(s): Toure, Ali Farka
      Performer(s): Toure, Ali Farka
      Duration: 3:36
    • 23:03
      Title: Con Rumbo Al Carnival (On The Way To The Carnival)
      Performer(s): Martín, Juan
      Performer(s): Martín, Juan
      Duration: 3:38
    • 23:07
      Title: One For The One
      Performer(s): Hiatt, John
      Performer(s): Hiatt, John
      Duration: 4:33
    • 23:11
      Title: You're Not There
      Performer(s): Russell, Hank
      Performer(s): Russell, Hank
      Duration: 4:39
    • 23:16
      Title: Rock Me
      Performer(s): Not Stated
      Performer(s): Not Stated
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:20
      Title: Still Learning
      Performer(s): Jansen, Arne
      Performer(s): Jansen, Arne
      Duration: 6:22
    • 23:25
      Title: Moanin'
      Performer(s): Hendricks / Timmons
      Performer(s): Hendricks / Timmons
      Duration: 2:52
    • 23:30
      Title: String Quartet No.4 - Ii.
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Glass, Philip
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:37
      Title: Vocalise
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Duration: 7:42
    • 23:45
      Title: Milonga En Re
      Performer(s): Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): Piazzolla, Astor
      Duration: 4:38
    • 23:49
      Title: Sunny's Game
      Performer(s): Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): Piazzolla, Astor
      Duration: 4:44
    • 23:54
      Title: You Don't Know Me
      Performer(s): E. Arnold/C. Walker
      Performer(s): E. Arnold/C. Walker
      Duration: 4:07
    • 23:58
      Title: The Sub
      Performer(s): 3epkano
      Performer(s): 3epkano
      Album: At Land
      Duration: 4:13
    • 00:03
      Title: Nuud Hingvad Inimesed (Now Rest Beneath Night's Shadow)
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:08
      Title: Samota
      Performer(s): Bittova
      Performer(s): Bittova
      Duration: 4:24
    • 00:12
      Title: Morning Wake
      Performer(s): Doolan, Hugh
      Performer(s): Doolan, Hugh
      Duration: 4:56
    • 00:17
      Title: Three
      Performer(s): Gibbs, Michael
      Performer(s): Gibbs, Michael
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:24
      Title: Lament For An Orchid (Absinthe)
      Performer(s): Strayhorn, Billy
      Performer(s): Strayhorn, Billy
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:30
      Title: String Quartet No.6 In F Minor (3rd Movement) Adagio
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Duration: 7:30
    • 00:38
      Title: 3.25
      Performer(s): Sosa, Omar
      Performer(s): Sosa, Omar
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:41
      Title: Moonpie
      Performer(s): Ballamy / Stronen / Fennesz / Molvaer
      Performer(s): Ballamy / Stronen / Fennesz / Molvaer
      Duration: 4:48
    • 00:51
      Title: Mélodies, Book 1 - Vii: Lento
      Performer(s): Mompou, Federico
      Performer(s): Mompou, Federico
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:52
      Title: Don't Go To Strangers
      Performer(s): Kent / Mann / Evans
      Performer(s): Kent / Mann / Evans
      Duration: 3:45

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