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 Berkley 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 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 -

    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

    • 22:05
      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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