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 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 -

    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

    • 22:05
      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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